Top 10 best African countries to invest in currently
- Egypt ranking 1st as Africa’s leading investment destination.
- Rwanda and Botswana are among the more prominent countries to have moved up the rankings at fourth and fifth positions, respectively.
- Tanzania also made the top 10 investment destinations list after failing to make the cut in the 2020 and 2019 rankings.
A top 10 list released by the South African Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) identifies the investment attractiveness ofcountries in Africa, designed to enable investors target real assets in an economy or considering to expand businesses that rely on physical infrastructure.
RMB Africa Economist, Daniel Kavishe, a new world called for a new approach to the publication, and this year’s report evaluates the degree of the pandemic’s effect by sketching the landscape of the continent pre-COVID-19 and then painting a picture of both its actual and potential aftermaths through and post-pandemic.
Historically, investment destinations in Africa have been ranked based on the tenets of economic activity and business operating environment. However, RMB’s approach mandatored an extra layer of complexity, considering key elements such as the operating environments, fiscal scores and development plans, all of which are key to investment attractiveness in a Covid world.
Here are the top 10 investment attractive countries in Africa, according to RMB
- Egypt – While Egypt’s economy was hard hit by the pandemic, it was among the 1st to hit back to a path of growth. This, owing to the rapid methods it introduced and the fact that it been on a stronger basis at the outbreak of COVID-19.
- Morocco – The economy of Morocco continues to profit from political stability. A special fund to combat COVID-19 was founded in 2020, indicating 2.7% of GDP. Two-thirds of the funds were to be provided by private sources and one third by the government.
- South Africa – The southern-most country in Africa offers a robust manufacturing and retail base that will continue to assist southern African regional economies with goods and services.
- Rwanda – Rwanda keeps benefiting from the efforts it has made to advance its operating environment. Furthermore, as part of the National Strategy for Transformation (NST), various investments should support the construction and energy sectors over the next few years.
- Botswana – The country’s tall foreign exchange reserves, which have empowered it to weather the pandemic-induced economic storm better than most. The Pula Fund, a sovereign fund generated in 1994 that funds a large part of the budget deficit, has made its fiscal dependency on debt very
- Ghana: Ghana arrived in the current crisis on a comparatively stronger footing compared to its African peers. Structurally, its economy has seen major shifts over the past few years, positioning it for significant growth moving With further supports from primary-sector industries like oil and gold and accelerated development in the tertiary sector.
- Mauritius: Aided by an extremely favourable tax regime, its financial sector will remain one of the main drivers of Mauritius’ economy into the future – notably through cross-border investment activities and banking services.
- Côte d’Ivoire (CIV): A rise in private investment should continue to fuel construction, agri-industry and services (trade, transport and ICT in particular). Private investment will benefit from the impetus provided by public investment under the 2016-20 National Development Plan.
- Kenya: According to RMB, the Kenyan government’s efforts to ensure that implementation of the “Big Four” plan focused on industrialisation, universal health coverage, food security and affordable housing will invariably lead to fast economic growth.
- Tanzania: Tanzania has been on a rapid path of development over the past few years. This growth can be attributed to consistent public investment from the government in key secondary and tertiary sectors, ranging from the energy sector to advancements in the telecommunications and finance sectors