Building Bridges out of Poverty How can Infrastructure Development Strengthen Regional Integration to Overcome Poverty in Southern Africa?

"This policy brief looks at the potential of southern Africa’s regional infrastructure interventions to achieve the overall objective to provide support to regional integration and contribute to poverty eradication. It also identifies knowledge and policy gaps that may exist with a view to recommend interventions to address them. The brief examines the transport, energy, water, and financing components of the regional infrastructure interventions. Regional cross-border infrastructure, in particular transport, energy and water, has the potential to facilitate intra-regional trade and investment, unlock national and regional comparative advantages, and address the special needs of landlocked countries to access to the rest of the world."