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Natural Resources, Quality of Institutions and Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

An analysis of statistics on foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows reveals that some countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), which are heavily endowed with natural resources and have internal conflicts, have managed to attract significant FDI. This…

Business Environment and Enterprise Competitiveness, Diversification and Value Chain

Different development policies and strategies have informed and shaped the direction of Tanzania's investment policy. Key among them is the Tanzania Development Vision 2025, developed in the late 1990s. The vision aims to achieve a strong competitiv…

The Benefits and Burden of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in East Africa

China’s trade and economic relationship with East Africa countries brought in much needed aid and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in infrastructure projects which would otherwise be too costly for these developing countries, and contributed to con…

Political Instability, FDI and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan African Countries: Evidence from Modelling Dynamic Simultaneous Equations

The aim of this study is to examine the consequences of interaction between political instability and foreign direct investment (FDI) on economic growth of 31 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to analyse one of the channels through which po…

FDI Trends in SADC: Implications for Value Chains, Industrialisation and Inclusive Growth

This paper analyses inward foreign direct investment (FDI) trends in SADC countries with the purpose of informing the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap (SISR) and its ongoing implementation. It first examines the SISR and the role of priva…

Macroeconomic Performance of the IGAD Economies and the State of Digital Financial Services: Annual HESPI Report on IGAD Economies

The Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) regional economic community for the countries of the Horn of Africa (HoA) was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to the region’s recent and prevalent challenges of shocks such as conflict…

Tax Treaty Aggressiveness: Who is Undermining Taxing Rights in Africa?

Tax avoidance strategies by multinational companies rely heavily on tax treaties. Multinational companies can relocate financial activities across countries to ensure the applicability of the most beneficial tax treaties. This ‘treaty shopping’ can …

Race to Sustainability? Egypt's Challenges and Opportunities to 2050

Egypt is breaching the boundaries of sustainable development with its rapid population growth and increasing water scarcity. These two factors will test all aspects of the country’s economic development. This report presents Egypt’s challenges a…

Foreign Direct Investment in the African Food and Agriculture Sector: Trends, Determinants and Impacts

In this paper, we seek to answer three research questions: (1) What is the pattern of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the African food and agriculture sector in the last 15 years? (2) What are the drivers of FDI in the African food and agricultur…

Africa and Europe: Building Consensus on Migration

The management of migration requires cooperation between Africa and Europe, each for their own reasons. As a key element of the Africa-European Union strategic partnership, agreement on migration is central to developing a mutually beneficial strate…

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