Infrastructure deﬁcit in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): the role of finance
Mensah, Ebenzar Kaidabi
This study seeks to identify and deepen the understanding of the root causes of infrastructure deﬁcit with emphasis on the West African region. Amongst its objectives, the study explores tailored-approaches to infrastructure ﬁnancing. The study takes direction from literature and similar work in the recent past and employs both conceptual and empirical - trend as well as cross correlation analysis - techniques in addressing its objectives. Literature points to Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) as the most suitable model for infrastructure ﬁnance provisioning which this study adopts. The study tests the signiﬁcance of PPP and in so doing makes recommendations to policy-makers on key factors or barriers such as political stability and the absence of violence, rule of law, regulatory quality, etc. that require attention to enable the eﬃcient use of PPP to mitigate the infrastructure gap within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the resulting consequences.
Thesis M.M. Finance and Investment, Faculty of Commerce, Law And Management (WBS), 2016
Mensah, Ebenzar Kaidabi (2017) Infrastructure deﬁcit in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): the role of finance, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, <http://hdl.handle.net/10539/23674>