Category Archives: Investment Climate

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The Investment Climate in Africa: The Journey so Far

Investment Climate: The Journey so Far. Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) and the African Development Bank. June 02, 2015. http://www.icfafrica.org/news/investment-climate-the-journey-so-far On 28th May 2015, ICF and the African Development Bank held…

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Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency

Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency October 29, 2014 Download (PDF) Overview Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 12th in a series of…

Tracking China’s Investments in Africa

Tracking China’s Investments in Africa (From: CP-Africa.com) Much has been written about China in Africa – a relationship that has been described as neo-colonial as China’s appetite for African resources has…

Thinking outside the box: an innovative solution for Africa’s infrastructure woes

African countries should deploy their militaries to building infrastructure on the continent, said Professor Calestous Juma, director of science, technology and globalisation at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Calestous…

Energy in Africa: a brighter future

During a session at the recent World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Cape Town, experts discussed the latest developments in addressing the continent’s energy infrastructure constraints. Here are the…

Focus on smaller infrastructure projects, says General Electric Africa boss

African countries should focus on building smaller infrastructure projects that require less financing. Speaking at last week’s World Economic Forum on Africa, Jay Ireland, CEO of General Electric Africa, said…

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Sub-Saharan Africa Builds Momentum in Multi-speed World

By Juan Trevino and Masafumi Yabara IMF African Department May 10, 2013 Continued robust growth in sub-Saharan Africa conditional on policy choices Region’s economic performance still subject to downside risks…

Africa Competitiveness Report 2013

  On a biennial basis, The Africa Competitiveness Report highlights areas requiring policy action and investment to ensure Africa lays the foundation for inclusive and sustained growth. The Africa Competitiveness Report 2013 comes…

Into Africa: Believe the hype. Africa’s rise is real.

Believe the hype. Africa’s rise is real. Mohamed A. El-Erian. Foreign Policy. May/June 2013. Not since the countries of Africa tossed out their colonial masters several decades ago has there been…

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Economic Report on Africa 2013

Making the Most of Africa’s Commodities: Industrializing for Growth, Jobs and Economic Transformation African countries have a real opportunity to capitalize on their resource endowments and high international commodity prices,…