Here There and Everywhere

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Investment in Africa

This was in the morning’s e-mail. Unlike the e-mails I post inviting me to get lots and lots of free money, this one seems to have some interesting information. Here is one excerpt from their opening page, The Conversation Behind Closed Doors:

To make itself more attractive for US investment, Africa should:

Invest in education , health and infrastructure

Ensure the rule of law and a business-friendly climate for all investing companies

Show it is serious about attracting foreign investment

Market itself as aggressively as other regions of the world

Demonstrate opportunity cost of not investing

I would have to say there is nothing I disagree with there. I have not explored the whole site, but it looks legitimate, and interesting, if you, like me, are interested in Africa, and future solutions.


I’m reaching out to you because I thought you and the readers of here there and Everywhere would be fascinated by what my firm has recently uncovered about the attitudes toward corporate investment in Africa among leading U.S. corporations — according to senior officers of 30 American Fortune 100 corporations we interviewed. Why has Africa not attracted more interest from the U.S. business community? We have collected all of the answers and case studies into a news release introducing a study that launched yesterday commissioned by the US Chamber of Commerce:

We’re very excited about the revelations in this paper and would love it if you could let your readers know about what we’ve uncovered through a post or a tweet. If you are able to post please let me know so that I can share it with the team. If you have any questions or would like to speak to the partners who wrote this paper, let me know and I will set it up.

Thank you so much,


Fabiane Dal-Ri

May 21, 2009 - Posted by | Africa, Bureaucracy, Community, Financial Issues, Interconnected, Law and Order, Leadership, Living Conditions, Technical Issue


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