Making investment work for Africa

Volume
5,
Number
5
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20 June 2016
21 June 2016
When addressing the financing needs of African countries, in particular the continent’s poorest economies, debates often tend to focus on the importance of official development aid (ODA). In order to achieve its economic transformation, however, Africa will also need to attract private capital. The...
21 June 2016
In late 2015, African countries finalised the drafting of the Pan-African Investment Code (PAIC). What is the added value of this continental instrument related to the regulation of foreign investment? The year 2015 was a crucial one for Africa regarding the negotiation of the first continent-wide...
21 June 2016
Many resource abundant low-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have experienced a growing foreign agricultural investment inflow. What are the impacts on the welfare of host economies? The increasing involvement of foreign investors in Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector, especially through...
21 June 2016
Against the backdrop of technological advances and new modes of production, how to leverage the potential of FDI to develop the service sector in African low-income countries? Services now constitute the largest sector in the world economy, accounting for approximately 63.5 percent of global gross...
21 June 2016
Liberia is on an impressive march towards developing its tourism sector. How can the country’s ongoing efforts provide an example for peer countries in Africa to follow? When thinking about Liberia, “idyllic” is not an attribute that typically comes to mind, but this may soon prove to be the case...
21 June 2016
How to encourage the flow of sustainable FDI for sustainable development? This article examines the state of the international investment law and policy regime and presents potential options for its reform. International investment has already become the single most important form of international...
21 June 2016
African countries and EU sign Economic Partnership Agreement On 10 June, six countries from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) – specifically, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland – signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU in Kasane,...
21 June 2016
Trade in Transforming Our World: Options for Follow-up and Review of the Trade-related Elements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – ICTSD – June 2016 Trade and trade policy are central to transforming our world, the objective of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This paper...