JICA Research Institute

Research

Empirical Study of the Impact of Infrastructure Building in Southern Africa: the Roles of Space, Infrastructure and Human Capital

Past Research Projects

This study analyzes corporate and household sector dynamics following corridor development in southern Africa. Its purpose is to identify the impact on development from the changes in infrastructure and related spatial aspects, and to provide policy proposals. Undertaken jointly with the World Bank and Nagoya University, the study focuses on Mozambique and Malawi. In the initial stage, it conducts analysis of the selection of corporate locations on the basis of a survey of enterprises along two Mozambique corridors. The joint report, to be prepared collaboratively by the three participating organizations, will contain a simulation of corporate and household behaviors in response to future spatial changes in southern Africa.

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