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Regional DFI vs GDP

When comparing the regional distribution of DFI investments in Africa from three of the largest DFIs (IFC, EIB and CDC), Southern Africa (ex-SA) receives the highest nominal allocation of USD 2.9bn in contrast to Egypt & Sudan which receives USD 400m.

However, when comparing the investment to regional GDP figures the Maghreb region has the highest percentage, implying a higher overall impact for the region. By contrast, Central African DFI investment makes up the lowest portion of GDP.



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