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Botswana's Enabling Environment for Economic Diversification: Plugging the Holes

"Botswana’s enabling environment for investment was assessed in a Report prepared by BIDPA and World Bank entitled “Diversifying Botswana’s Exports: An Overview” (2005). This Policy Brief presents the main findings of that assessment. It focuses o...

What are the Major Trends and Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in SADC Countries?

"The 1990s witnessed an investment trend involving African firms investing in other African countries, notably from South Africa and Mauritius. This represents a clear indication of a new form of cross-border economic interaction. Privatisation ha...

BRICS FDI: A Preliminary view

"Trade among the BRICS countries has shown progressive growth over the past decade. Although foreign direct investment (FDI) flows in all of the countries have increased, intra-BRICS flows do not correlate with trade figures. Overall, there is les...

FDI Flows to Sub Saharan Africa: Uganda Country Case Study

"In this paper, based on Uganda's experience, we analyse the various types of FDI and the relative magnitudes of the components. We also examine the destination of the FDI among the sectors of the economy; and analyse the economic, political and o...

Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Origins, Targets, Impact and Potential

"The general objective of the work in this volume is therefore to identify the determinants of FDI in Africa, which of them have worked for which countries, and to specify what African countries need to do in order to integrate into the global fin...

The Impact of China and India on Africa: Trade, FDI and the African Manufacturing Sector Issues and Challenges

"In this paper an attempt to examine the impact of the Asian drivers on the manufacturing sectors of African economies are made. An examination of the existing literature and empirical regularity suggest looking into the following issues which mig...

The Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: The Case of Mauritius

"This study argues that Mauritius boasts strong economic fundamentals and, through its various regional trade agreements and its strategic location in the Indian Ocean as a bridge between Asia and Africa, offers the perfect gateway to the emerging...

The Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: The Case of Nigeria

"The study covers the period 1997-2007. The main objective is to analyze the economic relations between China and Nigeria in the area of foreign direct investment (FDI). Attempts to compromise the benefits of FDI should be persistently resisted b...

Transmission Channels and Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Sub-Saharan Africa Economies

"Since the onset of financial crisis, different thoughts have been investigated to address the issues of crisis on African economies. This study reviews transmission channels through which the effects of crisis has spread over Sub-Saharan Africa e...

Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: An In Depth Case Study of Mauritius

"This report sets out to examine the impact of Chinese investments on the Mauritian economy. We do this by describing the nature, trends and sectoral composition of FDI flows from China to Mauritius and vice versa; discuss the FDI-aid nexus; revi...

Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: An In-depth Analysis of the Case of Ghana

"The study looks at the impact of Chinese FDI on the Ghanaian economy. Ghana has recently been receiving increasing amounts of FDI from several countries, including China and it is important to know how this is affecting the nation’s economy. The...

Impact of China - Africa Investment Relations: The Case of Zambia

"Chinese investments in Zambia are primarily resource seeking and have been concentrated in the mining sector. There are investments in construction, trading manufacturing sectors too. The growth of these investments has been steady over the year ...

Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: Case Study of Ethiopia

"In this study Chinese investment in Ethiopia is investigated. The impact of trade, aid and related relations between the two countries are investigated in terms of its effect on Chinese investment in Ethiopia. In the last five years it was found ...

Impacts of Investment Relations between China and Madagascar

"This study aims at conducting a comprehensive analysis of the main systems and models of the past, present and future development of economic partnerships, based on foreign direct investments, between China and Sub-Saharan African Countries, with...

An Assessment of the Impact of China’s Investments in Sudan

"The study examines the impact of China’s investments in Sudan in terms of its positive and likely negative effects; data drawn from secondary and primary sources is used for the purpose. Tabular analysis and graphs are used to review the scale of...

South Africa as Africa's Gateway: A Perspective from Business

"For more than a decade, international companies have chosen South Africa as the preferred entry point into Africa. With its strong institutions, South Africa is a leading foreign direct investment (FDI) destination on the continent, attracting i...

When is Foreign Direct Investment Beneficial to a Country and when is it not? The Case of South Africa

"Although South African policymakers have introduced policies to encourage foreign direct investment (FDI), so far the results have not met expectations, particularly in relation to greenfield investment. Instances in which the country has manage...

Mozambique: a success story continues?

During Mozambique’s multiparty elections in December 1999, FRELIMO won against RENAMO-UE in the presidential and parliamentary elections. RENAMO refused to accept the results, but the Supreme Court declared them valid. Economically, at the end...

BIDPA Briefing 1st Quarter 1999

"The Botswana economy continues to show healthy growth across the board, driven by most of the major components of aggregate demand - government spending, consumer spending, and private investment. This continued high economic growth, which we est...

East Africa's hub: The experience of doing business in Kenya

"The overall objective of the study was to locate some of the challenges and opportunities related to doing business in Kenya for South African companies, to identify some of the mistakes made and to convey the key lessons these firms have learn...

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