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Infrastructure and Growth in South Africa: Benchmarking, Productivity and Investment Needs, paper presented at Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) Conference, Durban, 9/7-9/2005

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  • Zeljko Bogetic

    (The World Bank)

  • Johannes Fedderke

    (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

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The paper provides three principal results. First, we benchmark South African infrastructure performance in terms of access, pricing, and quality against key comparator groups of countries using the most recent World Bank benchmarking data base (2005). Second, we establish clear empirical links between infrastructure and productivity using South African time-series data. And third, we estimate long-run demand for electricity and telephony using a panel of 52 low-income and middle- income countries for the period 1980-2002 and then project investment needs in these sectors until 2010. Our projections indicate average annual electricity generating requirement of US$0.5 billion or about 0.2% of GDP, and US$1.98 billion or 0.75% of GDP for telephony.

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Length: 58 pages
Date of creation: 05 Oct 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwppe:0510006

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  1. Chaminuka, P. & Senyolo, G.M. & Makhura, Moraka Nakedi & Belete, Abenet, 2008. "A factor analysis of access to and use of service infrastructure amongst emerging farmers in South Africa," Agrekon, Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), vol. 47(3), September.
  2. Bogetic, Zeljko & Fedderke, Johannes W., 2006. "International benchmarking of infrastructure performance in the Southern African Customs Union Countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3987, The World Bank.
  3. Bogetic, Zeljko & Fedderke, Johannes W., 2006. "International benchmarking of South Africa's infrastructure performance," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3830, The World Bank.
  4. Bogetic, Zeljko & Fedderke, Johannes W., 2006. "Forecasting investment needs in South Africa's electricity and telecommunications sectors," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3829, The World Bank.

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