Watch these and several other YouTube videos of presentations (posted by hdanso)
- Makthar Diop, Vice President for Africa, World Bank at the Ai CEO Investment Climate Summit (video)
- Omari Issa, CEO, Investment Climate Facility for Africa, at the Ai CEO Investment Climate Summit (video)
- Omokehinde Ojomuyide, Country Manager, West Africa, MasterCard, Ai CEO Investment Climate Summit (video)
- Jamal Saghir, Africa Director for Sustainable Development, World Bank, Ai Investment Climate Summit (video)
The Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF). African Union/NEPAD
Doing Business Project. The World Bank Group
- Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises. The World Bank Group. Assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 185 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation.
The Rise and Rise of the African Middle Class. Deloitte & Touche. 2013
Kenya’s Political Risk Dampens Investment Climate. The East African. January 26.2013.
‘Doing Business in Africa’ Campaign Launched. United States Embassy (Nairobi). 26 November 2012
Investment Climate Statements 2012. (Several African Countries). Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State. June 2012. Investment Climate Statements provide a thorough description of the overseas environments in which U.S. investors must operate. The statements cover general characteristics, such as openness to foreign investment and treatment of foreign investors, as well as details about procedures for licensing and similar administrative matters. The statements are updated each year as Chapter 7 in the Country Commercial Guides, a series to be found by country at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website: http://www.export.gov/.
Building Bridges: Africa Attractiveness Survey 2012. Ernst & Young
Business and Investment Climate in Africa. June 2012. Africa Mentor. Experts and institutions give their opinions on African investment and business climate and opportunities.
Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa – Maintaining Growth in an Uncertain World. International Monetary Fund. October 2012
- Africa is Open for Business (Video)
- Financing Africa: Through the Crisis and Beyond
- Africa Competiteveness Report 2011
Investment Climate in Africa (Video). World Bank Africa Chief Economist Shanta Devarajan discusses the reasons behind Africa’s recent economic growth and the impact it is having on the continent’s investment climate.
Investment Climate Program. The World Bank Group
Investment Climate (Sub-Saharan Africa). International Finance Corporation.
Investment Climate and Business Environment Research Fund. TrustAfrica.org.
Why cities, not countries, should drive investment decisions in Africa. African Leadership Network
NEPAD’s APRM and the Investment Climate in Africa. Emmanuel Nnadozie, Kavazeua Katjomuise and Ralf Krüger. OECD.
Africa must improve investment climate to sustain its economic growth. Shimelse Ali and Uri Dadush.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
African Investment Climate Is Heating Up! Africamentor.com
Investment Climate (Africa). TravantCapital.com
- AEC 2012 Ends in Kigali: Where do we go from here? African Economic Conference. 2 November 2012
- Plenary 4: Harnessing Africa’s Extractive Industries for Structural Transformation and Inclusive Development. African Economic Conference. 2 November 2012
South African Investment Climate ‘Solid’. AllAfrica.com. December 18, 2012.
- Talks of nationalisation: A bane for the South African investment climate. Lisa Otto. 16 August 2011
Africa Faces Many Challenges with Respect to Regional Integration. African Development Bank. 2 November 2012
Africa Attempts to Assess the Impact of Capital Flight. African Development Bank. 2 November 2012
- Africa Lost some 700 billion dollars to Capital Flight in a Decade. African Development Bank. 28 May 2012
Climate Investment Funds (CIF). African Development Bank. Part of the AfDB’s commitment to supporting Africa’s move toward climate resilience and low carbon development is expanding access to international climate change financing. The AfDB is implementing the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), a pair of funds designed to help developing countries pilot transformations in clean technology, sustainable management of forests, increased energy access through renewable energy, and climate-resilient development.
IFC to Build on $4bn Investment in Africa. Ventures- Africa.com. September 5, 2012.
Obasanjo Tasks African Leaders On Conducive Investment Climate. Leadership (Nigeria). July 24, 2012.
Investment Climate Program in Africa – Four Country Impact Assessment. (Burkina Faso, Liberia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone) World Bank. 2011.
Better Investment Climate Needed, Expert Tells Africa. Victor Karega. All Africa.com. May 17, 2011.
- Recent African Growth: What Changed, What’s Matter?. Abdoul Mijiyawa. African Economic Forum 2011. This paper analyses factors related to the recent economic growth in Africa. It also analyses the dynamics of economic growth and its determinants within Africa as compared with East Asia. The data reveal that, during the period 1995-2005, Africa caught up with East Asia in terms of economic growth. The data also reveal that Africa reduced its lag relative to East Asia in terms of investment rate.
- A Path to Mutual Prosperity? The Trade and Investment between China and Africa. Xiao Ye. African Economic Conference 2011.
- Investment Climate and Foreign Direct Investment in Africa. Emmanuel Nnadozie and Angelica E. Njuguna. African Economic Conference 2011.
- FDI and Financial Market Development in Africa. Isaac Otchere, Pierre Yourougou, and Issouf Soumare. African Economic Conference 2011.
- Revisiting the Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: The Role of Institutions and Policy Reforms. Gamal Ibrahim, Adam Elhiraika, Abdalla Hamdok,and Abbi Kedir. African Economic Conference 2011.
- Credit Constraints and Entrepreneurship in Africa: The Impact of Policies. Mina Baliamoune-Lutz, Zuzana Brixiová, and Léonce Ndikumana. African Economic Conference 2011.
- Agricultural Sector Investment, Outsourcing and Political Risks: The Case of Kenya’s Flower Trade with the EU. William A. Amponsah. African Economic Conference 2011.
- Econometric Determinants of Liquidity of the Bond Market: Case Study of South Africa. Forget Kapingura and Sylvanus Ikhide.
- Governance, Financial Liberalization, and Financial Development in Sub-Sahara Africa. African Economic Forum 2010.
- The Effectiveness of Remittances and Foreign Aid in promoting Savings and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yéro Baldé. African Economic Forum 2010.
- Bank Intermediation and Risk-taking in Africa: Does Protection of Creditor Rights Matter? Tianshu Zhao, Victor Murinde, and Kupukile Mlambo. African Economic Forum 2010.
- ICT, Financial Inclusion, and Growth: Evidence from African Countries. Mihasonirina Andrianaivo and Kangni Kpodar. African Economic Forum 2010.
- Impact of the Business Environment on Output and Productivity in Africa. El-hadj Bah and Lei Fang. African Economic Forum 2010.
- Industrial Strategies for Economic Recovery and Long-term Growth in Africa. Arne Bigsten and Måns Söderbom. African Economic Forum 2010.
- The Cross Border Expansion of African Large Financial Conglomerates: Implications for Regional Financial Stability and Regulatory Reform. Inutu Lukonga and Kay Chung. African Economic Forum 2010.
- Developing Professional Services in Africa through Regional Integration. Nora Dihel, Ana M. Fernandes and Aaditya Mattoo. African Economic Forum 2010.
- Growth by Destinations (Where You Export Matters): Trade with China and Growth in African Countries. Mina Baliamoune-Lutz. African Economic Forum 2010.
Second best? Investment Climate and Performance in Africa’s Special Economic Zones. Thomas Farole. World Bank. October 2010.
IFC: better investment climate in Africa. YouTube. July 16, 2010.
Weak Business Investment Climate, Poor Economic Growth and Africa’s Poor Socio-Economic Development. Dr. Brian Vincent Ikejiaku. Academia.edu. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (Volume 12, No.1, 2010).
The Investment Climate in Tanzania: Views of Business Executives. Lucas katera. Africa Portal.org. 2009.
China’s Private Sector Investment and the Investment Climate in Africa. Jing Gu and John Humphrey. Institute of Development Studies. 2009.
- “Chinese Investment – good for Africa?” Jing Gu’s Response – International Affairs Forum
Improving the Investment Climate in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nigel Twose. NEPAD – OECD Conference. 12 December 2006.
The Investment Climate Facility for Africa: Does it Deserve U.S. Support? Todd Moss and Sarah Rose. Center For Global Development. August 21, 2006.
- Why The Investment Climate Facility for Africa Deserves U.S. Support. A Response to the CGD Note: The Investment Climate Facility for Africa: Does it Deserve U.S. Support? By Niall FitzGerald, Chairman of Reuters and Co-Chair of the ICF
Chinese Take a Turn at Turning a Sub-Saharan Profit. Lydia Polgreen. New York Times. August 18, 2006
- China elevates its economic profile in Africa. David J. Lynch. USA TODAY. November 5 2006
Business Environment and Comparative Advantage in Africa: Evidence from the Investment Climate Data. Benn Eifert, Alan Gelb, and Vijaya Ramachandran. 2005.
Africa Economic Summit. A call to action. 1-3 June 2005, Cape Town, South Africa
A Changing Continent: The Africa You Never See. Carol Pineau. Washington Post. April 17, 2005
- Africa Open for Business. View the trailer of Carol Pineau’s documentary on entrepreneurship in Africa.
AFRICA 2005. Corporate Council on Africa
Easy Ways to Aid Africa. Sebastian Mallaby. Washington Post. March 21, 2005
Transparency can alleviate poverty. George Soros. Financial Times. March 16 2005
Commentaries and critiques: The Blair Commission for Africa: Commentaries & Critiques
Striving for Good Governance in Africa – Synopsis of the African Governance Report 2005. Economic Commission for Africa
Africa’s Opportunity, the World’s Obligation. Op-ed by Gobind Nankani, World Bank Vice-President for the Sub-Saharan Africa Region.
Brain Drain and Capacity Building in Africa. Ainalem Tebeje.
G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, London -February 4-5, 2005
G7 opens door to full debt relief. February 07, 2005. IAfrica South African News.
G7 Nations Pledge Debt Relief for Africa. Reuters – Feb 5, 2005
G7 Launches Bid to Wipe Out Poor Nations’ Debt. February 06, 2005
G7 Finance Ministers conclusions on development. February 5, 2005.
Africa and the G7. The Economist. February 3, 2005.
A Better Investment Climate for Everyone. Development OUTREACH (World Bank). March 2005.
Moving from Analysis to Action on Investment Climate Reform. Online Discussion. January 2005. World Bank Group.
How Investment Climate Assessments Influence Reform. Andrew Stone. World Bank. November 2004
Doing Business in 2005: Removing Obstacles to Growth. World Bank. September 2004. World Bank – Doing Business Website
Governance, Transparency and Private Investment in Africa. James J. Emery. International Finance Corporation. OECD-Africa Investment Roundtable. 19 November 2003
Administrative Barriers to Investment: Reducing Red Tape in Africa. James Emery and Melvin Spence. World Bank, Foreign Investment Advisory Service Occasional Paper No. 14. 2000
Administrative Barriers to Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries. J. Morisset and O. Lumenageso. World Bank Policy Research Paper, 2002.
The Washington Consensus is dead! Long live the meta-narrative! Simon Maxwell. January 2005. Overseas Development Institute (UK).
Redrafting the Reform Agenda. (The “Washington Consensus”) Finance & Development. September 2003: Beyond the Washington Consensus, Jeremy Clift; From Reform Agenda to Damaged Brand Name, John Williamson (author of the term “Washington Consensus”); Latin America: Overcoming Reform Fatigue,Guillermo Ortiz (Governor of Mexico’s central bank); Africa: Finding the Right Path, Trevor A. Manuel (South Africa’s Minister of Finance).
Burying the “Washington Consensus”. Xavier Cano Tamayo. February 26, 2003
The Rush to Regionalism: Sustainable Development and Regional/Bilateral Approaches to Trade and Investment Liberalization. Aaron Cosbey, Simon Tay, Hank Lim. International Institute for Sustainable Development. 2005.
Debt Relief, Sustainable Development and Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Sub Sahara Africa. Nguyuru H. I. Lipumba. Nov 04.
Private Capital Flows to Low-income Countries: Perception and Reality / Chapter 2 of the Canadian Development Report 2004. Matthew Martin with Cleo Rose-Innes.
Conflicts May Rob Africa of FDI in Oil Sector. 29 June 2004. This Day (Nigeria). The African region is taking a step up the ladder of priorities for foreign direct investment (FDI) especially in oil sector, but fears are rising that political and ethnic conflict will hinder progress.
African Union pursues stronger public-private sector partnership. 29 June 2004. The first AU-Private Sector Forum concluded on Sunday in Addis Ababa. The declaration emanating from the Forum, which will be presented to AU Heads of State next week at their annual summit, commended the Commission of the Africa Union and the ABR.
Declaration of the African Union-Private Sector Forum. Addis Ababa, 27 June 2004
37% of Africa’s Wealth is Invested Outside the Continent – World Bank Specialist. 24 June 2004. allAfrica.com (Daily Trust, Nigeria)
Is Africa’s Skepticism of Foreign Capital Justified? Evidence from East African Firm Survey Data. 10 June 2004. Todd J. Moss, Vijaya Ramachandran and Manju Kedia Shah. Center for Global Development.
Irrational Exuberance or Financial Foresight? The Political Logic of Stock Markets in Africa. Todd Moss. Center for Global Development. In Sam Mensah & Todd Moss (eds.), African Emerging Markets: Contemporary Issues, Volume II, African Capital Markets Forum, Accra, forthcoming 2004.
G8 promises African debt relief. 11 June 2004. BBC News
Building a Better Africa. 9 June 2004. Thabo Mbeki. The Washington Post.
U.S. Considers Forgiving Poor Nations’ Debts. 9 June 2004. Paul Blustein and Mike Allen. The Washington Post.
Bush Backs UK Plan For Debt Relief. World Bank Press Review. 8 June 2004.
COMESA Summit calls for African integration. 9 June 2004
United We Stand: The Role of Organized Business in Development. 6 June 2004.Africa Economic Summit participants consider how best to support organized business in influencing the regulatory environment and best practices for public-private partnerships in Africa.
Why Regional Integration Is Not a Solution to Africa’s Underdevelopment. 4 June 2004. allafrica.com
Tearing down the barriers to foreign investment in Africa. 4 June 2004. Nasreen Seria. Business Day (South Africa). WEF summit ponders why African countries feature near the bottom of the rankings on global competitiveness.
Rating Plan Will Act As Sanction. 04 June 2004. Nasreen Seria. Business Day(South Africa). Business leaders said yesterday that a proposed rating system for African countries would act as a sanction for errant nations. This would force countries to toe the line in the absence of a formalized system under the New Partnership for African Development…
Project funding will ‘snowball’ – Erwin. 3 June 2004. Nasreen Seria. Business Day(South Africa). SA Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin was optimistic yesterday that the private sector’s investment in infrastructure projects in Africa would “snowball” in coming years.
African ‘No’ to Stronger Peer Review. 3 June 2004. Business Day (South Africa). Rob Rose and Nasreen Seria. Call by business to rein in errant governments is dismissed by leaders. African leaders have dismissed calls for the continent’s peer review mechanism to be given additional muscle to censure errant governments.
Africa Competitiveness Report 2004. World Economic Forum.
Press Release: Africa Competitiveness Report 2004 – Identifying Problems and Offering Solutions to Africa’s Economic Performance. Press Release. 2 June 2004. World Economic Forum. Index ranks 25 African nations on competitiveness.
What’s Holding Back Africa’s Growth? World Economic Forum. 03 June 2004
African Leadership for Tomorrow. World Economic Forum. 03 June 2004
Commission for Africa: “No Place to Hide”. 03 June 2004. allAfrica.com
WEF Report Says Africa’s Growth Was Worst Economic Tragedy Of 20th Century. World Bank Press Review. 03 June 2004.
Corrupters Should be Punished Too, Says South African Finance Minister: Companies involved in corruption should be “named and shamed”. World Economic Forum. 03 June 2004.
Aspirations Over Africa’s Future: African leaders at Africa Economic Summit 2004 express hopes for continent’s future. World Economic Forum. 03 June 2004.
World Resources 2002-2004: Decisions for the Earth: Balance, voice, and power. World Resources Institute.
Sartorial Snag (AGOA – African Growth and Opportunity Act). May 31, 2004. Sebastian Mallaby. The Washington Post.
Privatisation: APN Targets Africans in Diaspora. May 28, 2004. allAfrica.com
Botswana: Emerging Capital Markets in Africa Hailed. May 26, 2004. Kabo Mokgoabone. allAfrica.com
African Development Report 2004. May 2004. African Development Bank
Debt Relief for the Poorest Countries. 25 May 2004. DATA (Debt – AIDS – Trade – Africa). Background on the the Heavily Indebted Poor Country Initiative (HIPC), progress to date and recommendations for the future.
Nigeria: Obasanjo Woos British Investors. May 19, 2004. Franklin Alli. allAfrica.com.
Addressing Nigeria’s Economic Problems and the Islamist Terrorist Threat. 19 May 2004. Ariel Cohen and Brett D. Schaefer. Heritage Foundation
Governance Redux: The Empirical Challenge. 2004. D. Kaufmann. [Chapter in Global Competitiveness Report 2003-2004, World Economic Forum].
Capital Market and Financial Sector Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. March 2004. Paul V. Applegarth. A Report of the Africa Policy Advisory Panel, Center for Strategic and International Studies.
World Development Report 2005: Improving the Investment Climate for Growth and Poverty Reduction. World Bank. Consultative draft: open for comments May 19 to June 16. Final draft due in September.
Africa Needs to Remove Obstacles to Trade, Says Amoako. 18 May 2004. African countries must do more to maximize the benefits of trade for development, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), K.Y. Amoako, said today. Full text of his speech Issue pape
ECA Conference of Ministers. “Mainstreaming Trade Policy in National Development Strategies”.18 – 22 May 2004, Kampala, Uganda
Ministers to Discuss Trade Policy and Development Agenda in Africa. African ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will meet in Kampala, Uganda, May 21-22, to discuss how best to maximize the contribution of trade to national economic growth and the obstacles to Africa’s participation in global trade.
Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics in Europe:”Doha, Monterrey and Johannesburg: Are We On Track?”. Papers & Videos. May 10-11, 2004. Brussels, Belgium.
Development Aid is Melting Away: Wolfensohn. World Bank. May 12, 2004
Nigerians In Diaspora Critical To FDI. 11 May 2004. Economic experts, private sector leaders and others who converged at the Pan-African University, Lekki, Lagos, recently, concurred that Nigerians in the diaspora are a critical factor in the federal government’s efforts towards seeking foreign direct investments (FDI) into the country.
Sovereign Credit Ratings for Sub-Saharan Africa. The Bureau of African Affairs, US Department of State.
Africa: Deepening Regional Integration. 06 May 2004. Development Policy Management Forum
Growth & Forgiveness Hold Key To Debt Debate. World Bank, May 05, 2004
Debt in Developing Countries: Emerging Challenges. World Bank, May 05, 2004
Bank and Fund Plan Debt Sustainability Framework. World Bank, May 05, 2004
Debt Sustainability in Low-Income Countries—Proposal for an Operational Framework and Policy Implications. IMF/World Bank Report. February 3, 2004
Extending AGOA Called Vital to Africa’s Prosperity. 30 April 2004. Bruce Greenberg
2004 Commitment to Development Index Rankings: Defining Global Leadership. April 28, 2004. Policy Seminar Transcripts. Center for Global Development and FOREIGN POLICY Magazine
Ranking the Rich 2004. Center for Global Development and FOREIGN POLICY Magazine. The second annual CGD/FP Commitment to Development Index ranks 21 rich nations on how their policies—from aid and trade to environment and security—help or hinder progress among the world’s poor countries.
Delivering on Debt Relief: Finishing the Job HIPC Started. 22 April 2004. Roundtable Transcripts. Center for Global Development.
Capital Plus: The Challenge of Development in Development Finance Institutions. 2004. The Aspen Institute