Célestin Monga | Africa, the business deal of the century
Investors from developed countries should be channelling their finances to poor countries, particularly in Africa, which now face investment deficits, says Clestin Monga
As experts speculate about global growth in 2018 and beyond, few pay much attention to Africa. Those who do often stress that the continent remains home to the highest proportion of poor people in the world, or that young people are fleeing their countries in large numbers, in search of security and opportunity. Even the more optimistic economic forecasters tend to refer to Africa in negative terms, advocating a latter-day Marshall Plan, not as a catalyst for business partnerships and growth but as a new form of humanitarianism.