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Overcoming Barriers to Investment in Africa
An event series highlighting innovative methods for attracting investment and overcoming barriers in Africa.
The CSIS Africa Program’s event series, Overcoming Barriers to Investment in Africa, profiles some of the innovative solutions African governments and the private sector are finding to remove obstacles to trade and investment. Each event will showcase examples of good practices at the regional, national, and subnational levels.
Over the past decade, six of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies were in Africa. Despite this growth, sub-Saharan Africa accounts for less than 5 percent of U.S. trade, suggesting that the message that Africa is open for business has yet to get through to many U.S. firms. In the last decade, African economies have been buoyed by high commodity prices, improved fiscal governance, the growth e of a consumer class, and a rapidly expanding working-age population. The series seeks to identify how investors can harness these positive trends while combating remaining investment barriers like underdeveloped markets, poor infrastructure, and negative perceptions of the continent.
- HighlightsJul 19, 2012
- VideoJul 17, 2012
CommentaryJun 20, 2013
ReportApr 13, 2012