The rate of return on foreign investment is higher in Africa than in any other developing region. Global executives and investors must pay heed.
JUNE 2010 • Acha Leke, Susan Lund, Charles Roxburgh, and Arend van Wamelen
Source: McKinsey Global Institute
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- Exhibit 1: Africa’s growth was widespread across sectors from 2002 to 2007.
- Exhibit 2: Africa is nearly as urbanized as China is and has as many cities of one million people as Europe does.
- Exhibit 3: Segmenting African countries by exports per capita and by economic diversification reveals how growth opportunities and challenges vary across the continent.