PIDA 10 Year Progress Report – A Decade of Transforming Africa’s Infrastructure

Years of PIDA Progress
PIDA was launched in 2012. It marks ten years of the implementation of the first phase of the PIDA PAP I and its transition to the second Phase of the PIDA PAP II
PAP I Projects
Projects across sectors such as transport, energy, ICT, and water, with a focus on regional infrastructure development and connectivity enhancement in Africa.
PAP II Projects
Projects selected based on a ranking system that assessed their viability and alignment with the Integrated Corridor Approach
Investment Value of implementing PIDA projects
Implementing all PIDA projects to address anticipated infrastructure needs by 2040
investment value of PAP II (Billion)
PIDA PAP2 includes 69 transport, energy, transboundary, and ICT projects,
Achievements for PIDA Implementation
Most PIDA PAP1 projects are operational, under construction, or in financial transaction or structuring phases.. 73% of projects have moved from conceptualisation and early stages.
Key Messages

His Excellency Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Chairperson of the AUDA-NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC)

On behalf of the Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC), I am pleased to present this Report on the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), marking the remarkable progress achieved over the past 10 years. As we celebrate the collective efforts of our continent in advancing infrastructure development, a crucial pillar for Africa’s sustainable and inclusive growth. Recognising the pivotal role of infrastructure in driving progress, the African Union Heads of State and Government adopted PIDA in 2012. Today, as we take a moment to look back, we are filled with pride, acknowledging the remarkable milestones accomplished and the profound positive changes experienced throughout Africa.


I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the leadership of the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD) for their commendable efforts in steering PIDA toward success. Under the Agency’s stewardship, PIDA has evolved into a comprehensive framework, effectively addressing Africa’s infrastructure challenges and nurturing the continent’s development.


Over the past decade, PIDA has served as a catalyst for change, fostering regional integration, enhancing competitiveness, and unlocking Africa’s immense potential. Through targeted investments in transport, energy, transboundary water, and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) sectors, PIDA has created an enabling environment for economic development, job creation, and poverty alleviation. The achievements of PIDA are….


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It is with immense pride that I present the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) 10 Years Progress Report. This remarkable milestone marks a decade of relentless dedication, transformative action, and unwavering commitment to unlocking Africa’s vast potential through infrastructure development.


Infrastructure lies at the heart of sustainable progress and prosperity for any nation or continent. Recognising this, PIDA has emerged as a beacon of hope and progress, driving Africa towards a future characterised by economic growth, regional integration, and improved livelihoods for millions of Africans. As we delve into this report, we witness the profound impact that PIDA has had on shaping the infrastructure landscape across the continent.


Africa’s journey towards achieving its ambitious goals, as enshrined in the African Union Agenda 2063, necessitates worldclass infrastructure that can support its burgeoning population and rapidly evolving economic landscape. The magnitude of this undertaking cannot be overstated. Closing the infrastructure gap demands….

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I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations on completing the PIDA 10-Year Progress Report. In this Report, AUDA-NEPAD, the right arm of the AU and the facilitator of PIDA implementation, provides a comprehensive analysis of PIDA’s achievements and challenges, as well as a roadmap for the future of PIDA. JICA is honoured to have been able to support PIDA for many years, including the preparation of this Report.


Based on the basic philosophies of “Ownership” and “Partnership” promoted through the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), JICA has been supporting African-led initiatives, including PIDA. Regarding infrastructure development in Africa, JICA has been promoting a corridor development approach since TICAD V in 2013 and is committed to promoting local economic and social development along major trunk roads (corridors) with an integrated approach combining physical infrastructure development and institutional capacity development.


For example, in the West Africa Growth Ring region, which includes the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor covered by the PIDA PAP2 projects, JICA has provided…

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PIDA Targets 2012 - 2040

Report to be launched on Wednesday, 12th July 2023

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