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Title:South Africa - Forecasting Investment Needs in South Africa's Electricity and Telecommunications Sectors
Author(s):World Bank (Bogetic)
Publication Year:2006
Entered On:03/06/2009 at 02:21 PM
Updated On:04/08/2009 at 08:41 AM
Entered By:Robbie Hiltonsmith
Comments:The authors use a panel-data set for the period 1980-2002 to estimate demand for electricity and telecommunications services and project investment needs in South Africa through 2010 for two growth scenarios. Projections of average annual investment needs in electricity and telecommunications for the current growth scenario (3.6 percent a year) are of the order of 0.2 percent and 0.75 percent of GDP, respectively. An alternative, accelerated growth scenario (6 percent a year) implies approximate doubling of investment needs in these sectors.
Categories: Infrastructure Needs
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)