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Report | EAIO Economic Newsletter - The "Construction and Public works" sector in EAIO

The December's monthly letter by the French Treasury in EAIO focuses on the "Construction and Public works" sector in EAIO

The monthly East Africa and Indian Ocean (EAIO) study has just been published by the SER of Nairobi, with the contribution of the SE of Dar es Salaam. Here's a brief description:

In many of the region's countries, the construction and public works sector accounts for a significant share of the GDP, and even more in terms of jobs, even if these often remain largely informal and unskilled. The sector's main growth drivers are demographic and urban growth, with housing and commercial buildings (financed largely by the private sector) and major infrastructure projects (financed by the public sector, in particular donors). French companies are present across the entire value chain, from civil engineering to the supply of materials, engineering, and architecture.
Local companies are often small and poorly equipped for major projects, yet foreign competition is very strong,
particularly from China, but also from India and Turkey. Although not very mature to date, the greening of the sector through regulations and innovations is developing and could be a source of opportunities for markets that would be more favorable to French companies.


Overview (4 pages):

  • French version HERE
  • English version HERE

The full study:

  • French version only HERE
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