10 September 2019

Study on Road Infrastructure Costs: Analysis of Unit Costs and Cost Overruns of Road Infrastructure Projects in Africa

Written by African Development Bank
Developed by African Development Bank
10 September 2019
The African Development Bank commissioned a study during 2010/11 to analyse road unit costs and the extent of cost overruns in road infrastructure projects in Africa. The study focussed on three main objectives, namely: (i) to determine unit costs for road infrastructure projects in Africa; (ii) to determine the prevalence and extent of cost overruns; and (iii) to determine the evolution of unit costs and cost overruns since the completion of previous studies – specifically the Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostics (AICD) study and a related study for the AfDB on Road Maintenance and Construction Costs in Africa.