GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

Building the Future: Infrastructure in Nigeria until 2040


Nigeria’s basic physical infrastructure deficit severely undermines the country’s prospects for economic growth and development. Looking to the future, rapid population growth will compound the challenge of inadequate levels of access to basic infrastructure. On average, Nigeria’s African and global income peers have more extensive and better road networks, and better access to electricity, clean water and improved sanitation. Using the International Futures model, this report explores a set of interventions to accelerate Nigeria’s infrastructure development and potential benefits for the economy and human development until 2040.