Business – Here are, once more, the African ranking of the most attractive countries for investors or entrepreneurs. Called “Africa Investment Index Factors”, this ranking by Quantum Global Research is based on a set of indicators (13 in total), usually used as a work basis investors.
These factors include the growth rate in relation to GDP, local investment or economic growth. Added to this are cash flows, interest rates, risks, import cover ratio and so on. This evaluation also takes into account the Doing Business 2017 notes, the use of technologies and social network etc.
- Botswana is ranked number 1 in Africa, due to its good scores in the majority of indicators and particularly in the assessment of its credit standards, ease of doing business, and the import cover ratio.
- Morocco ranks 2nd of the 54 countries evaluated and 1st in Francophone Africa. The kingdom does well in both external coverage rate and a business-conducive environment.
- Egypt completes the podium. Thanks to its many efforts for a better productivity and social stability, the country offers an environment conducive to investment.
South Africa is ranked just a place off the podium (4th). Zambia follows (5th), Côte d’Ivoire (6th), Algeria (7th), Tanzania (8th) and Namibia (9th). Burkina Faso closes Top 10. Senegal is ranked 11th, opening the second part of the list. Note: Côte d’Ivoire is the largest economy in the WAEMU zone. The country has the best profile in terms of investments in francophone and sub-Saharan Africa, and number 6 in the continent. Follows Burkina Faso ranked 2nd in sub-Saharan Francophone Africa and number 10 in the region. 1-Botswana 2-Morocco 3 Egypt 4-South Africa 5- Zambia 6-Ivory Coast 7-Algeria 8- Tanzania 9- Namibia 10- Burkina Faso 11-Senegal 12-Uganda 13-Mozambique 14-Swaziland 15-Kenya 16-Mauritius 17-Rwanda 18-Ghana 19-Nigeria 20-Cameroon 21-Ethiopia 22-Benin 23-RD Congo 24-Angola 25 Sudan 26-Lesotho 27-Tunisia 28-Cape Verde 29-Mali 30-Seychelles 31-Djibouti 32-Togo 33-Niger 34-Gabon 35-Libya 36-Sao Tome and Principe 37-Zimbabwe 38 Congo 39-Chad Guinea-40 41-Comoros 42-Guinea-Bissau 43-Burundi 44-Mauritania 45-Madagascar 46-Gambia 47-Equatorial Guinea 48 Malawi 49-Liberia 50-Sierra Leone 51-South Sudan 52-Central 53-Eritrea 54-Somalia