Harnessing FDI in Africa


Published 17.05.18
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FDI is crucial for creating jobs and ensuring economic growth. John Sutton explains how African countries should attract foreign investment.

The narrative around Africa has changed over the last decade with it now being heralded as the economic powerhouse of the future. Many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have laid a solid foundation to their economic growth. However, the next decade will prove crucial in sustaining this growth. To do so, job creation and foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows are crucial. John Sutton (LSE) discusses why and how African countries should attract FDI.

Editor’s Note: This column was first published by the IGC and is based on this IGC Growth Brief.