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Global Foreign Direct Investment Reached its Highest Level Since 2008

The UNCTAD World Investment Report 2016 says that the global recovery in foreign direct investment (FDI) was strong in 2015, with foreign direct investment flows jumping by 38%. However, part of the growth in FDI was due to very large corporate reconfigurations by...

African Economic Outlook 2016

How Africa urbanises will be critical to the continent’s future growth and development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2016 released today at the African Development Bank Group’s 51st Annual Meetings. Click Here For Full Report:...

Africa Private Equity Exits Reach a Nine-year High

Private equity exits in Africa reached a nine-year high in 2015, even as firms held onto their investments longer due to economic uncertainty, according to data from EY and the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA). Click here for Full Report:...

The Africa Competitiveness Report, 2015

Africa’s best path forward, according to the report, is to turn high growth into sustainable and inclusive growth by raising productivity across all sectors of the economy and creating quality employment. Click Here for Full Report:...

Power People Planet: Seizing Africa’s Energy & Climate Opportunities

Two in every three people – around 621 million Africans in total – have no access to electricity. In Nigeria, an oil-exporting superpower, 93 million people lack electricity. Angola has five times the average income level of Bangladesh but Bangladesh has far higher...

Financing Africa’s Infrastructure: Can the World Deliver?

In 2009, the World Bank and major donors and multilateral institutions investigated this challenge of addressing the region’s glaring infrastructure gap. Five years down the road, it is estimated that the region needs $93 billion per year to fill the infrastructure...