Bike lanes alone don’t create a commuter cycling culture. Transport systems are shaped by a range of other factors, including social institutions, values, politics and topography.
Poverty in Africa is not only a function of income, it is also a function of time. Because African women do the bulk of domestic chores, men have the time to love sports; they have time to have hobbies and acquire addictions.
In practice, China rarely competes with traditional donors. Funding is heavily concentrated in the productive sectors, mainly infrastructure, agriculture and mining.
It takes the average Tanzanian eight years to consume as much electricity as an American uses in one month; a kettle boiled twice a day by a family in Britain uses five times as much electricity as a Malian uses in a year
A new customs management system means time of transit from Mombasa to Uganda has dropped from 21 days to just 4 days, boosting market competitiveness and lowering the cost of doing business.