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A report launched by the Development Center of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Africa Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) has urged Africa with its development partners to design new business models for infrastructure development to meet the needs of the growing population on the continent.

South Asia has been severely impacted by COVID-19 – with more than 20,000 deaths, around one million confirmed cases, and many millions of workers unemployed. The pandemic and the need for social distancing have also constrained the responses to cyclones, floods and other climate-related disasters.

The Index evaluates regional integration on the basis of five dimensions – trade integration, productive integration, macroeconomic integration, infrastructural integration, and integration in terms of free movement of people – for 54 African countries and for the eight RECs recognised by the African Union.

The past is not always the best guide to the future and proactive steps are needed to ensure the UK’s infrastructure can remain resilient, according to a new report by the National Infrastructure Commission.

The world is experiencing an unprecedented crisis that is causing chaos in the global economy, disrupting supply chains, and transforming society. The new reality is accelerating business model transformation at a faster pace than ever before to ensure existential survival in a crisis for which no one was prepared.

This is the first country strategy and programme evaluation carried out in Sierra Leone by the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE). The report reviews the joint work of IFAD and the Government of Sierra Leone from 2003 to 2019, covering five projects.

Infrastructure investment in India between fiscals 2013 and 2017 was estimated at Rs 57 lakh crore ($ 1.1 trillion at different annual exchange rates). The infrastructure investment was Rs ~36 lakh crore (at current prices) during fiscals 2013-17 or ~5.8% of gross domestic product (GDP).

From an economic and environmental point of view, sustainable port development is a very important issue not only for the government as port management agencies but also for port authorities and terminal operators.

National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) is a first-of-its-kind, whole-of-government exercise to provide world-class infrastructure across the country, and improve the quality of life for all citizens.

Manufacturing base of electronics products in the country is grossly inadequate in comparison to demand of such goods. Even in cases where products are manufactured in India, the extent of domestic value addition is low.

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