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As Africa’s largest gold miner and the world’s second-largest cocoa producer, Ghana has witnessed steady growth in recent years. While the country was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, it navigated the crisis better than many of its income-level peers, in large part thanks to measures aimed at boosting public revenue. Ghana aims to improve its fiscal deficit in 2022 to 7.4% of GDP.

 

After growth of 1-2% per year between 2017 and 2019, in 2020 the Nigerian construction sector contracted for the first time since 2016, when the economy last entered a recession. The government launched the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-20 at that time to reinvigorate the economy by prioritising infrastructure investment, among...

 

In early 2021 the government launched a slate of major projects to help bridge Nigeria’s infrastructure gap. In support of this, the country’s leaders created the Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria, or InfraCorp, in February of that year: a public-private fund to finance critical infrastructure such as railways and roads. The construction...

 

Where are the priorities for 2021 in terms of infrastructure development?

 

Nigeria’s real estate sector experienced a challenging 2020 in line with broader economic trends, characterised by a drop in demand, movement restrictions and global supply chain disruptions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. The health crisis resulted in various negative effects across almost all real estate segments: commercial...

 

Even as the authorities work to create more opportunities for Nigerians to own affordable homes, mortgage penetration continues to be low. The ratio of outstanding mortgages to GDP was 0.5% in 2020 – up from 0.2% in 2019 – compared to 18.9% in Namibia, 16.2% in South Africa, 10.2% in Tunisia, 2.2% in Kenya and 1.6% in Ghana, according to the...

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