All about we need to know about the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa Sector Studies
The beneficiaries of PIDA sector studies are African Heads of State and PIDA programme sponsors: AUC, NEPAD and AfDB, in addition to RECs, AU specialised institutions and International Development partners.
PIDA Sector Studies articulate three strategic objectives which enable African decision-makers to:
• Establish a strategic framework for the development of regional and continental infrastructure (Energy, Transport, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Transboundary Water Resources) based on a development vision, strategic objectives and sector policies;
• Establish an infrastructure investment programme (short, medium and long term) around priorities established by the RECs;
• Prepare an implementation strategy and processes including a priority
The PIDA study process is participatory, involving the AUC, NEPAD Secretariat, RECs, AU Specialized institutions, and development partners to foster ownership and commitment to global partnership to implement the various measures and programmes of the PIDA initiative; The sector studies are organized into four phases:
Phase I: Diagnosis and Analysis Assess regional and continental policies, as well as institutional arrangements, soft issues, capacity building and physical infrastructure programmes;
Develop outlooks for the future and analyze the key challenges, based on the projected requirements.
Phase II: Formulation of draft strategic framework including sector policies, infrastructure development programme, and implementation strategy and processes.
Phase III: Summary and Recommendations: the finalisation of the strategic framework, infrastructure development programme, and implementation strategy and processes to strengthen consensus and ownership of the outputs of the study to help ensure subsequent successful implementation.
Phase IV: Adoption of the outputs by the appropriate policy structures.