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Keywords:

  • mining;
  • commodities;
  • infrastructure;
  • investment;
  • policy

Abstract

Since the turn of the century, Tanzania and Mozambique have emerged in Africa's foreign direct investment stakes as leading performers. In both countries, the demands placed on infrastructure to enable these investments have presented some significant challenges. Caught amid high debt, low state revenue and weak capacity, the performance of infrastructure has been widely reported as a constraint to growth. Lessons learned from how these countries have responded to these challenges provide some insight as to the degree to which potential synergies can be crafted around inflows of mining-related foreign direct investment and enhancements to the infrastructure networks. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.