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Catalyzing investment in Africa - USAID's Private Capital Group for Africa

Published on April 21, 2015

USAID's Private Capital Group for Africa supports key development objectives of the United States and African governments and institutions by facilitating greater investment in Africa through private capital.

Foreign direct investment in African projects has been steadily increasing in recent years. Net direct investment on the continent, which once stood at $1.5 billion in 1990, reached over $20 billion in 2010. Today, 82% of capital flowing to the developing world comes from the private sector, dwarfing the level of funding from donor countries and development institutions. This flow of capital presents an opportunity to forge a more strategic relationship between private sector investment and development assistance.

Go here to find out more about USAID's Private Capital Group for Africa.