The background story to Africa rising.

The background story to Africa rising.

Despite strong headwinds, the economy of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is set to register yet another year of solid economic performance expanding at 5 percent in 2016 (IMF, 2015). In fact, between 2001 and 2015, the average growth rate for the region has been 5 percent. This is more than twice its pace in the 1980s (1.8 percent) and 90s (2.6 percent). Moreover, for the same period (2001 – 2015), the fastest growing economies in the…

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Kenya ‘attracting lion’s share of investments’ in East Africa

Kenya ‘attracting lion’s share of investments’ in East Africa

A total of $9.3 billion in ‘impact-investment’ funds have flowed into East Africa over the past five years, with almost half of that amount being disbursed in Kenya, according to a new report.07 Aug 2015. The ‘Landscape for impact investing in East Africa’ report, based on research funded by the UK Department for International Development’s impact programme, said the investments in Kenya exceeded $650 million in that period. Direct investments by development finance institutions (DFIs)…

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