Facilitating Investments in Africa

Introducing the External Investment Plan

Sustainable Investment in Africa
Salle François Lougah
11:00 to 11:45

In 2015, the international community put the role of business firmly on the sustainable development agenda. In response, the European Commission has launched its External Investment Plan (EIP), a proposal to encourage greater investment and strengthen private sector partnerships in Africa.
An innovative plan, the EIP aims to mobilise private resources and develop new financing models to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
The EIP expects to leverage up to €44 billion of investments by 2020.

  • What are the priorities within its Investment Windows?
  • What role will the EIP’s European Fund for Sustainable Development play in supporting investments by public financial institutions and the private sector?
  • What technical assistance will be available to address some of the current constraints around investment?  
  • How can the EIP support regulatory, policy and governance reforms?
  • What is the role of the private sector in the EIP? What is the role of other relevant actors such as the informal private sector, educational entities, youth and women associations, or local authorities?