by G20 Italia 2021
This policy brief argues that new, African-led infrastructure models are needed to support Africa’s economic transformation. We argue that the G20, including the Compact with Af rica initiative, should support implementation of such models. In particular financing for infrastructure is slow and cumbersome with traditional partners. While non-traditional financiers provide faster response times, projects may also suffer in areas of quality and governance. We recommend that the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) quality label be applied for wider use, alongside the development of a learning plat form that federates fragmented capacity‐ building initiatives for infrastructure, establishes a community of practice of African infrastructure experts and provides a forum for regional/global peer learning.