Africa Foreign Investor Survey 2005: Understanding the by United Nations

By United Nations

The Survey, the 3rd within the sequence, was once carried out among may well and November 2005 in 15 sub-Saharan African international locations. This 12 months the learn develops special profiles of the differing kinds of overseas traders that function within the sector and appears on the diversifications in features among in addition to in the teams. The research additionally investigates the effect that other kinds of international Direct funding have at the host economies. The functionality of traders can also be assessed to spot the short turning out to be subgroups when it comes to revenues, investments and employment.

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10Twenty-five questionnaires were rejected due to incompleteness. A further 55 companies were rejected during initial processing because they did not match the selection criteria for participation in the survey, for example, companies that were not considered to be FDI. These questionnaires are not reported in any of the statistics above. The total number of questionnaires distributed refers only to those sent to eligible companies. 9 lowest at 23 per cent in Côte d’Ivoire and highest in Mali, with 81 per cent of questionnaires returned.

Countries can benchmark their own performance and firms from SSA can benchmark their operating parameters against those of foreign companies in the same sector operating in the region. Mobilizing the investors Finally, the interaction with foreign-owned enterprises in SSA precipitated by the act of conducting the survey has given rise to unanticipated consequences. Several enterprises have indicated their interest in the results and have signaled their inclination to partner with UNIDO and IPAs to participate in the process of improving the conditions in SSA for investors.

Of affiliates identified by UNCTAD (2003[b] & 2005[a]) Source: Survey data and UNCTAD World Investment Report 2005 (p. 264), and 2003 (p. 2 Survey) in excess of the value of the total country FDI stock. This again suggests significant under reporting of 18 Burkina Faso Malawi Guinea Madagascar Mali Cameroon Senegal Kenya Uganda Ghana Mozambique Ethiopia Côte d'Ivoire Nigeria 0 Tanzania, UR 1,000 FDI stocks in the Balance of Payments statistics. In other countries, the FDI inward stocks recorded by UNCTAD are considerably higher than the foreign share of book values of the survey sample.

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