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Investing in Development in Africa

How Impact Investment can contribute to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa

Published: February 2017

The past decade has seen a turnaround in African economic growth. From 1980 to 1989 Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by an average 1.8% per year. Between 1990 and 2000 GDP growth increased by 2.6% per year and by 5.3% per year between 2000 and 2010. This economic growth is producing a growing African middle class that is now estimated at 350 million people, creating a strong demand for development in industry and infrastructure.

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Investing in Development in Africa

Made in Africa

King & Wood Mallesons

Published: December 2015

This report focuses on the latest legal and market developments, with our partners in Africa that are of interest to investors and businesses operating on the continent.

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Made in Africa

The Landscape for Impact Investing in West Africa

GIIN

Published: December 2015

The Global Impact Investing Network, in partnership with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, published The Landscape for Impact Investing in West Africa, a state of the market analysis of the impact investing industry in the region.

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The Landscape for Impact Investing in West Africa

The Landscape for Impact Investing in East Africa

GIIN

Published: July 2015

The report analyses an active impact investing market across East Africa. Development finance institutions (DFIs) are a significant player in the market, having deployed nearly $8 billion in impact capital to date.

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The Landscape for Impact Investing in East Africa

Bright Africa 2015

RisCura

Published: July 2015

Africa’s investors have become markedly more sophisticated in recent years. They understand that the continent is one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and that populations are young and urbanising. They also understand that Africa is rapidly adopting technology, is increasingly connected, and is playing catch-up to the rest of the world in terms of living standards.

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Bright Africa 2015

EY 2015 Africa Attractiveness Survey

EY

Published: June 2015

EY releases the fifth edition of the annual Africa attractiveness survey. This milestone is an opportunity to pause and reflect on how Africa’s attractiveness has evolved.

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EY 2015 Africa Attractiveness Survey

World Bank 2015 Global Economic Prospects: Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank

Published: January 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth improved, for the second consecutive year, to 4.5 percent in 2014. Despite headwinds, growth is projected to pick up to 5.1 percent by 2017, lifted by infrastructure investment, increased agriculture production, and buoyant services.

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World Bank 2015 Global Economic Prospects: Sub-Saharan Africa

EY 2014 Africa Attractiveness Survey

EY

Published: June 2014

Africa’s perceived attractiveness relative to other regions has improved dramatically over the past few years. Africa has moved from the third-from-last position in 2011 to become the second-most attractive investment destination in the world.

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EY 2014 Africa Attractiveness Survey

Bright Africa 2014

RisCura

Published: June 2014

In 2000, Africa began the long process of catching up to global living standards and economic output. Evidence of this change can be seen in the continent’s share of global GDP, which has grown from 4.2% in 2008 to 4.5% in 2013. This may not seem like much, but increasing the global share of GDP requires countries to outperform global growth levels consistently over time.

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Bright Africa 2014

Pension Funds and Private Equity: Unlocking Africa’s Potential

The Commonwealth Secretariat and Making Finance Work for Africa

Published: May 2014

Pension funds play a critical role in finance through the mobilisation and allocation of stable long-term savings to support investment. This report looks at how Africa can mobilise these domestic resources to support private sector development.

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Pension Funds and Private Equity: Unlocking Africa’s Potential

A Growth Engine

Trends and outcomes of private equity in Africa

Published: April 2017

'A Growth Engine: Trends and outcomes of private equity' in Africa is a report from The Economist Corporate Network (ECN). It is informed by interactions with leading private-equity advocates and actors who support the asset class in Africa. Preqin data for 2016 included reported transactions from January 1st to December 16th. Read it on the ECN website: http://ecn.st/PrivateEquityAfrica

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A Growth Engine

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