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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, 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 conflict situations despite the risks involved.

FDI and Insecurity in Africa (PDF – 201 KB)

Date: October 2010