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A note on infrastructure quality in South Africa

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  • Johan Fourie

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In South Africa the emphasis, both in research and in policy-making, seems to be more on the quantity of infrastructure than on improving its quality. This research note critically analyses the lack of quality indicators in quantitative infrastructure research, with the aim of redirecting attention to improving the quality of infrastructure in South Africa.

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  • Johan Fourie, 2008. "A note on infrastructure quality in South Africa," Development Southern Africa, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 25(4), pages 481-494.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:deveza:v:25:y:2008:i:4:p:481-494
    DOI: 10.1080/03768350802318639
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    1. Bertazzini, Mattia C., 2018. "The long-term impact of Italian colonial roads in the Horn of Africa, 1935-2000," Economic History Working Papers 87074, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History.

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    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures

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