Foreign Direct Investments in Africa - Do They Reduce Poverty

Bertil Odén
Serier – Perspectives from researchers in the SouthDescription:
1/2005 Perspectives from researchers in the South / The series is based on publications from Sida-supported social science networks. Nr 1 is based on "Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Trends, Determinants and Linkages with Growth and Poverty", a paper presented by Marios Obwona and Benon Mutambi at AERC Senior Policy Seminar VI in Kampala, Uganda, in March 2004. The paper has been summarized and commented on by the editor Bertil Odén. The main view expressed in the paper is that Foreign Direct Investments are not a panacea for poverty reduction in all countries.