Trends in FDI and Cross-Border Investments in Compact with Africa Countries

This report provides an update of country and sector-level trends in foreign direct investments (FDI) flows and announcements in cross-border investments in Compact with Africa countries. The report follows previous analysis released during the 2018 World bank Group/IMF Spring Meetings.

This interim report, prepared by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), puts a special focus on private sector activity in Compact countries. It sends a strong signal that sound policies to improve investment conditions are paying off and market interest in Compact countries is growing. At the same time, it underscores the long-term nature of this initiative as it requires time to build up a track record that strengthens investor confidence.

The G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) was initiated under the German G20 Presidency to promote private investment in Africa, including in infrastructure. Eleven African countries have joined the initiative: Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia.

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  1. Avatar Oudebji Mohamed says:

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I am Professor of International Investment Law and World Trade at the university of Marrakech in Morocco.
    I am an expert (in French language) of UNCTAD in the field of International Investment Agreements (IIA) since 2003. Moreover I was an expert, between 2003 and 2007, of the WTO in area of Trade and Investment (in French), for the region of African French Speaking Countries. I am member, both, of African Society of International Law and European Society of International Law. Also member of Francophone Coalition on Cultural Diversity based in Quebec-City, Canada etc…
    My last papers are both: Towards Deep African Regional Integration, APEC as a Comparative Model for Africa (Dubai July 2017); and the second artcle is entitled Which International Development Law for Cultural and Social Sustainable Tourism ? The Case of the Region of Essaouira Interntional Confernce in University of Bari, Italy, December 2019).
    Let me mention note that my research fields are especially International Investment Law and Free Trade Agreemets; and Cultural and Social Tourism.
    I would like please to receive your Newsletter.

    Prof. Oudebji Mohamed
    Faculty of Law and Economics, University of
    Marrakech- MOROCCO
    Email: oudebji@hotmail.com




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    • John Osei John Osei says:

      Hi Prof. Oudebji Mohamed,

      We are happy to share our newsletter with you. We have added your contact details to our communications database to enable us share updates with you.

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