Infrastructure Development and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Insight from Electricity, Internet Usage and Mobile Phone
- Clement Atewe Ighodaro
- ( paper pages. 187 - 207 )
This paper used panel data for the period 2000 to 2017 for 38 SSA countries to examine the link between infrastructure and economic growth. Most previous studies did not disaggregate information communications technology while some of them used government expenditure on energy/power to capture electricity infrastructure. This paper departs from previous studies by using internet usage and cellular phones to capture information communications technology and electricity access. The variants of infrastructure used have significant and direct effect on the economic growth of SSA. However, electricity accessibility was not significant. It is recommended that policy should be put in place to encourage government efforts to improve the variants of infrastructure used in this paper. Furthermore, government should improve on mobile phones andinternet infrastructure policy by increasing the quantity and quality of this infrastructure.
Clement Atewe Ighodaro.
"Infrastructure Development and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Insight from Electricity, Internet Usage and Mobile Phone"
The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies,
63 (2): 187 - 207.