Africa

What shifting foreign investment patterns mean for Africa's recovery

There has been a steady increase in FDI from Asia and Africa. Image: Unsplash/LinkedIn Sales Solutions

Christine Zhenwei Qiang
Practice Manager, World Bank
Peter Kusek
Senior Economist and Global Lead, World Bank
Victor Steenbergen
Economist , World Bank
Brody Viney
Consultant, World Bank
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Figure 1. FDI inflows and GVC participation
Total share of global FDI inflows. Image: Authors’ calculations using UNCTAD FDI and EORA Statistics.
FDI inflows and GVC participation
Total share of global GVC participation. Image: Authors’ calculations using UNCTAD FDI and EORA Statistics.
FDI in-stock by source region
Authors calculations using World Bank Group harmonized bilateral FDI database. Image: World Bank
FDI in-stock by source region
Share of total FDI stock in SSA. Image: World Bank
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Announced greenfield FDI projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, by sector (US$ billion)
Announced greenfield FDI projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, by sector (US$ billion) 2006-2010. Image: World Bank
Announced greenfield FDI projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, by sector (US$ billion)
Announced greenfield FDI projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, by sector (US$ billion) 2016-2020. Image: World Bank
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Impact of COVID-19 on Greenfield FDI Announcements in Sub-Saharan Africa Image: World Bank
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