Articles, Research & Publications


We have brought together information from various credible sources to help you learn more about the current state of doing business on the African continent.

African Economic Outlook 2016

By the African Development Bank, the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme, 2016


This 15th edition of the African Economic Outlook looks closely at Africa’s distinctive pathways towards urbanisation and at how this is increasingly shifting economic resources towards more productive activities.

2016 Global Economic Prospects: Sub-Saharan Africa

By the World Bank, 2016


Economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa slowed to 3.4 percent in 2015 from 4.6 percent the previous year. A combination of external and domestic factors was responsible for the slowdown. External factors included lower commodity prices, a slowdown in major trading partners, and tightening borrowing conditions.

Investing in Africa’s Small and Growing Businesses

By Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), 2015


Africa is the fastest growing continent in the world. Step by step, it has built the fundamentals for strong structural growth: an unprecedented demographic dividend, improved macroeconomic indicators and the development of a domestic market led by the middle class.

The Landscape for Impact Investing in East Africa

By Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), 2015


East Africa is one of the centers of global impact investing, as activity has grown strongly throughout the region over the past five years. More than USD 9.3 billion has been disbursed in the region through by more than 1,000 direct deals by development finance institutions (DFIs)

The Landscape for Impact Investing in West Africa

By Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), 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. 

Made in Africa

By King & Wood Mallesons, 2015


Welcome to issue 14 of our market leading publication "Made in Africa". Again we focus 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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