Sub-Saharan Africa (SSAfrica) today is as an economic and investment growth area, but what has not happened in this atmosphere of renewed discussion about the Continent, is “Reframing” the entire discussion on the region -- meaning talking about it differently, and respecting its multifaceted dimensions. Africa has a value-chain contribution to both the Continent and the global community. "Value chain," in this context means the progress that each African country makes will have a positive economic ripple affect globally and Continent-wide.
Foreign Direct Investment: The Continent’s FDI in early 2012 rose over $68 billion, while projected FDI estimates for 2015 are $150 billion. China (infrastructure) and India (ICT/manufacturing) respectively are leading the way on both FDI and trade, with Brazil, Canada, and Japan not far behind. The U.S. still lags, but has picked up its game in 2012.
ü Collective projected GDP is expected to reach $2.6 trillion by 2020 (http://usa.gov/mccgdp);