Record level of macro economies growth across Africa at a time when some of the most established economies in the world are stagnating has gone some way to improving the economic image of African countries. Everyone is aware that on the whole this growth is not trickling through but there are still millions of Africans defying the bleak statistics on poverty across Africa. This project is inspired by these.

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FDI and Insecurity in Africa

The relationship between foreign investment and insecurity in Africa is a complex one. The conventional wisdom suggests that there is a general aversion by foreign capital to invest in unstable countries, however, looking at the cases of Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda, provides significant insight into the conditions under which foreign investors are willing to invest in unstable countries despite the risks involved.

FDI and Insecurity in Africa (PDF – 201 KB)

Date: October 2010