Africa’s agenda of economic transformation
opens new business opportunities for investors.
Reaching the transformative objectives at the
heart of the African Union’s vision – accelerating
value creation, promoting diversifcation,
improving public services – will not happen
without better synergies between private
investment and public action.
Both the living standards of Africans and the
bottom lines of businesses stand to beneft.
In this new era of big ambitions defned by
the UN-led Sustainable Development Goals and
Agenda 2063, smart investors recognise Africa’s
potential. Extractives are no longer the main
driver. The continent is open for new investment
fuelled by unprecedented domestic demand.
Consider the reality: Africa’s population since
2010 has offcially been more than one billion. It
is projected to be more than two billion in about
30 years, and possibly more than four billion by
the end of the century. All of these people need
to be fed, clothed, housed, transported, and
connected by mobile phones