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  1. 1. regionS AfricAn countrieS of the futureAfrican Countries ofthe Future 2011/12WinnersSouth AfricA hAS been knocked off the top Spot thiS yeArwith Morocco AwArded the AfricAn country of thefuture 2011/12. Jacqueline Walls reportS on theleAding perforMerS AcroSS the AfricAn continent.M orocco has climbed from Mauritius overtakes Egypt third position in the Egypt fell from second position to 2009/2010 ranking to fourth overall in the 2011/12 ranking.become the top African Country of According to fDi Markets the countrythe Future 2011/12. South Africa was experienced a 30% decline in FDI pro-placed second, followed closely by jects in 2010 and is struggling toMauritius in third. recover, attracting only 16 FDI pro- Morocco’s success in claiming the jects between January and May position in the 2011/12 ranking is Despite this decline, Egypt rankedpartly down to its success in attracting top in the Economic Potential cate-FDI projects. According to the special- gory, primarily due to the number ofist FDI database, fDi Markets, the mega FDI projects locating in Egyptnumber of FDI projects into both in comparison with other AfricanSouth Africa and Egypt (positioned countries since 2003.first and second in the 2009/2010 Mauritius moved up the ranking,ranking) declined, whereas the num- climbing from fourth position tober of FDI projects into Morocco was third overall in the 2011/12 ranking.up 8% in 2010 – one of few countries in Mauritius was awarded the top posi-the region to experience an increase tion in the Quality of Life category,in the number of FDI projects in 2010. climbing from fourth in this category Morocco was also awarded the top in 2009/10.position in the Infrastructure and FDI fDi’s independent judging panelStrategy categories. were impressed by the FDI StrategySouth Africa dropped to second posi- submitted by Morocco and so awardedtion in this year’s ranking, but despite the country the top position in thiswitnessing a 13% decline in the num- category. It was followed closely byber of FDI projects into the country in Mauritius in second, with South2010, the latest figures released by Africa, Ghana and Ethiopia complet-fDi Markets confirm that South ing the top five.Africa remains the number one desti- In the ranking, which took morenation country for FDI into the region than four months to compile andbetween January and May 2011. involved data collection from 59 coun- South Africa ranked in the top tries, Rwanda was awarded the topthree of various categories including: position in regard to CostEconomic Potential, Infrastructure, Effectiveness, followed by NamibiaHuman Resources, Business and Zambia in second and third posi-Friendliness and FDI Strategy. tions, respectively. August/September 2011 49
  2. 2. regionSAfricAn countrieS of the futureBEst ovErall BEst EcoNoMIc PotENtIal MOST INWARD FDI PROJECTSraNK couNtry raNK couNtry1 Morocco 1 egypt SOUTH AFRICA2 South Africa 2 South Africa3 Mauritius 3 Morocco EGYPT4 egypt 4 nigeria MOROCCO5 ghana 5 Algeria6 Seychelles 6 uganda ALGERIA7 tunisia 7 Angola8 namibia 8 libya TUNISIA9 ethiopia 9 tunisia 0 2 4 6 8 1010 kenya 10 ghana ScoreBEst INfrastructurE BEst BusINEss frIENdlINEss INTERNET USERS, PER CAPITAraNK couNtry raNK couNtry1 Morocco 1 Réunion (dept of France) MOROCCO2 egypt 2 South Africa3 nigeria 3 egypt SEYCHELLES4 tunisia 4 tunisia TUNISIA5 cape Verde 5 Mauritius6 Seychelles 6 ghana CAPE VERDE7 réunion (department of france) 7 rwanda8 Algeria 8 botswana NIGERIA9 Mauritius 9 Morocco 0 2 4 6 8 1010 kenya 10 cape Verde ScoreBEst for QualIty of lIfE BEst fdI stratEgy LABOUR FORCEraNK couNtry raNK couNtry1 Mauritius 1 Morocco NIGERIA2 Mayotte (territory of france) 2 Mauritius3 tunisia 3 South Africa ETHIOPIA4 Seychelles 4 ghana EGYPT5 réunion (department of france) 5 ethiopia6 egypt 6 kenya DEM REP OF CONGO7 Morocco 7 namibia8 Saint helena (territory of the uk) 8 Seychelles TANZANIA9 botswana 8 Saint helena (territory of the uk) 0 2 4 6 8 1010 South Africa 10 Swaziland ScoreBEst HuMaN rEsourcEs BEst cost EffEctIvENEss TOTAL TAX RATE, % OF PROFITraNK couNtry raNK couNtry1 egypt 1 Rwanda NAMIBIA2 South Africa 2 namibia3 Algeria 3 Zambia ZAMBIA4 Morocco 4 ethiopia BOTSWANA5 nigeria 5 São tomé and príncipe6 libya 6 lesotho LESOTHO7 tunisia 7 guinea-bissau8 kenya 8 democratic republic of congo MAURITIUS9 Mauritius 9 botswana 0 2 4 6 8 1010 tanzania 10 ghana Score COMPANIES IN HIGH-TECH MANUFACTURING (2011) SOUTH AFRICA EGYPT TUNISIA MOROCCO ALGERIA 0 2 4 6 8 10 Score50 August/September 2011
  3. 3. regionS AfricAn countrieS of the futureJudgINg NotEs fDi Markets is the only the only online tool to benchmark the investment Magazine, fDi Markets, fDi Benchmark, fDi Atlas andPaNEl online database tracking attractiveness of countries fDi Reports. crossborder greenfield and cities in more than 55 fDi Intelligence com- investment covering all sec- sectors. piled most of the data for stEPHEN HayEs tors and countries world- Its comprehensive loca- the African Countries of the president, corporate wide. It provides real-time tion data series covers the Future ranking, with the council on Africa monitoring of investment main cost and quality com- exception of the FDI projects, capital investment petitiveness indicators for Strategy. For this category and job creation with pow- more than 350 locations information was submitted erful tools to track and pro- around the world. by individual countries and yvoNNE MHaNgo file companies investing The fDi Intelligence scored by fDi’s independ- economist, overseas. fDi Benchmark is division now consists of: fDi ent judging panel. Sub-Saharan Africa, renaissance capital MEtHodology Human Resources, Cost was judged and scored by laNrE aKINola fDi’s Countries of the Future Effectiveness, Quality of Life, the independent judging editor, this is Africa shortlists are created by an Infrastructure, and Business panel. independent collection of Friendliness. A seventh cate- Countries scored up to a data by the fDi Intelligence gory was added to the scor- maximum of 10 points division across 59 African ing – FDI Strategy. In this under each individual crite- countries. This information category, 13 countries sub- rion, which was weighted by was set under six catego- mitted details about their importance to give the over- oMarI Issa ceo, investment ries: Economic Potential, promotion strategy and this all scores. climate facility for Africa JudgINg crItErIa HuMan ResouRces • Labour force • Firing costs • Ease of doing business index • Literacy rate • Number of companies in high-tech econoMic potential • Number of universities manufacturing dr JacQuElINE • Secondary enrolment rate • Number of companies in high-tech • Population cHIMHaNzI • Population growth rate • Tertiary enrolment rate services Africa development • Unemployment rate • Number of International Baccalaureate • Number of companies in the leader, deloitte • Gross domestic product (GDP) growth schools knowledge-based sector consulting South Africa • GDP by purchasing power parity (PPP), • School life expectancy • Growth of high-tech manufacturing per capita • Top 100 universities and colleges firms • GDP PPP, per capita forecast • Education expenditure • Growth of high-tech services firms • Labour force (information collected by fDi Benchmark) • Growth of knowledge-based firms • Number of outward FDI projects • Overall growth in the number of JacQuElINE Walls • Number of inward FDI projects quality oF liFe companies senior investment • Growth in the number of outward FDI • Benchmark’s quality of life index • Perception of corruption analyst, fDi intelligence • Prevalence HIV/AIDS • Change in the perception of corruption projects • International arrivals • Country risk score • Growth in the number of inward FDI • Country risk score • Number of trade agreements projects (information collected by fDi Benchmark) (information collected by fDi Benchmark) • Number of mega FDI projects by capital expenditure • Number of mega FDI projects by jobs inFRastRuctuRe FDi pRoMotion stRategy • Investor signals • Growth in internet users • Number of staff dedicated to promoting • Internet users, per capita and facilitating inward investment, and • Top 500 companies • Telephone mainlines systems or programmes in place to train • Top 200 banks • Growth in telephone mainlines staff and measure performance, both • Growth in imports • Mobile phone subscribers, per capita individually and organisation-wide. • Growth in exports • Growth in mobile phone subscribers • Key initiatives implemented to attract (information collected by fDi Benchmark) • Number of international destinations more investment. served • Information on high-growth sectors/ cost eFFectiveness • Increase in the number of international sub-sectors that offer potential for • Cost of registering property destinations inward investment. • Cost of dealing with construction • Number of ports • Description of incentives available to permits (information collected by fDi Benchmark) inward investors. • Total tax rate, percentage of profit • Major infrastructure and urban planning • Office costs Business FRienDliness projects. • Industrial costs • Number of jobs created by FDI • The vision for achieving the location’s • Minimum wage • Growth in the number of jobs created full fdi potential and why it is a location • Room rate for four-star hotel by fdi of the future. • PPP rate • Number of days to start a business (information provided by countries and (information collected by fDi Benchmark) • Hiring costs judged by our judging panel)August/September 2011 51