About the book
The report has two key objectives - to identify “quality” foreign direct investment (FDI) and to seek an optimal allocation of scarce public funds in Africa by facilitating (largely through investment promotion agencies) the attraction of these investments. Close to 7000 firms (with 36% having foreign involvement) were interviewed in 19 Sub-Saharan African host countries. The report examines the impact of FDI on productivity, training, human capital, competition, employment, wages and trade (exports). The publication of this report is an important step forward in understanding FDI in Africa, its impact and its prospects. It is the start of a process that should see the valuable data that it introduces analyzed and reanalyzed.