Last Updated:
20 Sep 2019

The Central African Republic’s Infrastructure

A Continental Perspective Author: Carolina Domínguez-Torres, Vivien Foster

This paper is a product of the Sustainable Development Department, Africa Region. It is part of a larger effort by the World Bank to provide open access to its research and make a contribution to development policy discussions around the world.

Between 2000 and 2005, infrastructure contributed less than 1 percentage point to the Central African Republic’s annual per capita GDP growth, despite substantial spending in the road sector. Raising the country’s infrastructure endowment to that of the region’s middle income countries could boost annual growth by about 3.5 percentage points.