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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 learnt.…

Francophone Africa's jewel: The experience of doing business in Senegal

"Senegal has a well established democracy, and is one of the most, if not the most stable country in the politically insecure francophone West African region. The country is also recognised as having the best macroeconomic profile of the WAEMU membe…

'Every continent needs an America' The experience of South African firms doing business in Mozambique

"Over the last 10 years, Mozambique, sometimes touted as South Africa's tenth province, has emerged as one of the most significant South African investment destinations on the African continent. South Africa is a leading investor in that country r…

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 o…

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 estim…

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 on …

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 has …

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 less …

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 oth…

South Africa, Africa and International Investment Agreements

The CCR and DTI hosted a policy advisory group seminar on “South Africa, Africa, and International Investment Agreements”. The meeting brought together about 30 policymakers, scholars, and civil society actors from Africa, Asia, Europe, North Ameri…

Relations Maroc-Afrique Sub Saharienne: quel Bilan pour les 15 dernières Années ? / Morocco-Sub-Saharan Africa Relations: What does the Assessment/Balance Sheet for the last 15 years Reveal?

As part of its bilateral cooperation, Morocco has taken steps to develop its trade and investment in Sub Saharan African countries. The objective of this report is to analyze the economic impact of the efforts made in this direction by the Kingdom o…

South Africa, Africa and International Investment Agreements

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, and the South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), hosted a policy advisory group seminar on “South Africa, Africa, and International Investment Agreements” in Stellenbosc…

Tourism Sector

"This Investment brief presents a profile of the Tourism sector in Zambia. The objective of the brief is to provide quick insights on the Zambian economy and the existing investment opportunities in the Tourism sector. In 2014, Zambia’s real economi…

Benchmarking South Africa's Foreign Direct Investment Policy

"This policy insights paper examines South Africa’s proposed law on the promotion and protection of investment, and highlights the differences between this law and SADC’s regional approach as adopted by South Africa. It illuminates the problematic d…

SADC Investment Perspectives in a Changing International Investment Landscape

"The global arena for foreign direct investment (FDI) has become much more fluid and complex in the five years from 2010 to 2015. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) as a region has shown exceptional growth but relatively lacklustre F…

The Revenue Costs and Benefits of Foreign Direct Investment in the Extractive Industry in Malawi: The Case of Kayelekera Uranium Mine

"Natural resources have the potential to transform national economies in developing countries towards pro-poor and sustainable development if properly managed. In the absence of sound policies and procedures governing natural resources, mineral reso…

Foreign Investment in Land and Corporate Social Responsibility: An Investigation for Africa

"Land acquisitions, emerged about 10 years ago, are an important issue for sustainable development in many countries in the South of the world, especially in Africa, which has experienced a diffused phenomenon of large scale acquisitions of agricul…

Can Africa Compete with China in Manufacturing? The Role of Relative Unit Labor Costs

This paper examined the bilateral trade and cost competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with China. Patterns are reviewed of bilateral trade between SSA and China, showing an extraordinary imbalance in the structure of trade, in that China over…

BRICS at glance: Opportunities and Challenges for Africa

"Africa is generally positive about its partners, whether they are emerging or traditional lenders. The paper demonstrates the positive contributions of the BRICS. However, unless these BRICS become more transparent and release comparable data on th…

La Diaspora Camerounaise, un Atout pour l'Emergence : Un Plan Opérationnel à Résultats Rapides en 10 Points / The Emergence of the Cameroon Diaspora as an Asset : A 10 Point Operational Plan for Success

Recent studies on the diaspora in Africa can be divided into two main categories. The first is a matter of fundamental research and emanates from the universities or specialized centers. In the light of the international economy and investment theor…

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