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    OBG’s real estate market analysis includes detailed information about supply and demand in the residential, commercial and retail segments. We cover major development projects by local and international investors and examine changes in the regulatory framework and bank lending practices.
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Articles & Analysis | High returns: Demand is driving growth in key segments like affordable housing from The Report: Gabon 2014

In many ways, Gabon would seem like a natural fit for a high-turnover residential market, particularly in the middle- and upper-income segments, given that the country has one of the highest levels of GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity in sub-Saharan Africa. However, Gabon also grapples with a traditionally low saving rate, issues...

Interviews & Viewpoints | Logistically sound: OBG talks to Luis Castilla, CEO, ACCIONA Infrastructure, Water and Services from The Report: Gabon 2014

What is the main financial challenge for large-scale infrastructure projects in Gabon?

Interviews & Viewpoints | Mapping constraints: OBG talks to Mauricio Toledano, CEO, Eurofinsa from The Report: Gabon 2014

What are the constraints in financing large infrastructure projects in emerging markets?

Articles & Analysis | Ramping up: The focus shifts from sporting facilities to infrastructure and future development from The Report: Gabon 2014

For two years after the spate of frenzied construction in the run-up to the Africa Cup of Nations (Coupe d’Afrique des Nations, CAN), Gabon’s contractors and developers saw a comparative slowdown in activity, as focus shifted away from stadiums and tourism infrastructure to housing, roads and mixed-use developments. The construction sector –...

Articles & Analysis | Helping out the locals: Making an effort to support SMEs while carrying out national priority projects in infrastructure from The Report: Gabon 2014

Launched in June 2012, the National Infrastructure Master Plan (Schéma Directeur National d’ Infrastructure, SDNI) has 21 priority projects to be carried out until 2025 in key sectors such as energy, transport, special economic zones, tourism, telecoms and urban development. Funding for these major projects would ideally come from multiple...

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Gabon 2014

Gabon has concentrated funding on infrastructure in recent years, not only in advance of the Africa Cup of Nations, but also as part of the government’s broader push to diversify the economy through its primary development strategy, Emerging Gabon. The construction sector – supported by the Infrastructure Master Plan, which includes 114 projects in education, housing and transport – is thus...