Africa’s annual infrastructure deficit sits at $93 billion, and about $450 billion is needed to fund the power sector over the next 20 to 30 years. To what extent can the domestic capital markets contribute to closing the financial gaps? This is the overarching theme of this highlights special on the Capital Markets Africa 2017 Conference, hosted by the International Finance Corporation, held in Nairobi, Kenya. Among the questions asked from a range of experts are: what are the opportunities for growth on the continent? Are local capital markets truly “on the move”, and how can capital markets finance development needs.