Leonard Tedd

Leonard TeddLeonard Tedd is an infrastructure adviser in the Investment Climate Team in DFID’s Policy Division. Leonard has an M.Eng Engineering degree from Durham University and an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London which included research on the power sector in Mozambique. Leonard joined DFID in 2004 and has worked overseas in Pakistan, Ethiopia, and Sudan, including Darfur and Southern Sudan. Leonard has previously worked for Oxfam and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Connecting the African Continent

This paper provides an overview of the contribution of economic infrastructure to growth and human development in Africa. Challenges for infrastructure provision including finance, recurrent costs and public-sector responsibilities are covered, together with assessment of the global trends of urbanisation, climate change and future resource scarcity. The paper describes and explains the work of the UK Department for International Development on economic infrastructure in Africa, covering innovations in areas of private-sector infrastructure, regional approaches, improving the investment climate, and international coordination. The paper concludes with several policy directions for current political processes.

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