What is holding back investment in Africa? Foreign direct investment (FDI) to the continent decreased from 12% of the world’s total in 2017 to less than 6% in 2021. Yet, Africa boasts a huge diversity of assets, not least in its young and vibrant human capital, and vast renewable energy resources. These should attract a much larger share of the world’s soaring investment in transformative and sustainable activities.

Join Africa’s leaders, movers, and shakers to explore the continent’s untapped opportunities, review policy options to boost sustainable investment, and discuss reforms in the global financial architecture that can enhance its access to affordable finance. 

The 22nd International Economic Forum on Africa is organised by the OECD Development Centre and the African Union Commission.

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