About the Compact with Africa

The G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) was initiated under the German G20 Presidency to promote private investment in Africa, including in infrastructure. The CwA’s primary objective is to increase attractiveness of private investment through substantial improvements of the macro, business and financing frameworks. It brings together reform-minded African countries, international organizations and bilateral partners from G20 and beyond to coordinate country-specific reform agendas, support respective policy measures and advertise investment opportunities to private investors. The initiative is demand-driven and open to all African countries. Since its launch in 2017, the CwA has sparked great interest. So far, eleven African countries have joined the initiative: Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia.

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Compact Countries

    Benin
       
    Cote d'Ivoire
       
    Egypt
 
    Ethiopia
       
    Ghana
 
    Guinea
 
    Morocco
       
    Rwanda
 
    Senegal
       
    Tunisia
       
    Togo
       
 

Partner Organizations

    G-20 Argentina
       
    G-20 Germany 2017
       
    African Dev. Bank Group
       
    International Monetary Fund
       
    World Bank Group
       

G20 Leaders' Declaration, Hamburg, 7/8 July 2017

"We welcome the outcomes of the G20 Africa Partnership Conference in Berlin, which highlighted the need for joint measures to enhance sustainable infrastructure, improve investment frameworks as well as support education and capacity building. Individual priorities for “Investment Compacts” were put forward by Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia. Led by the respective African countries, the African Development Bank, IMF and WBG as well as the G20 and other partners, these Compacts aim to mobilise private investment as well as promote efficient use of public funding.

We are ready to help interested African countries and call on other partners to join the initiative. We support the goals of the Partnership through complementary initiatives as well as encourage the private sector to seize African economic opportunities in supporting sustainable growth and employment creation."   
Copyright: G20 GERMANY 2017, HAMBURG
 

Upcoming Events


October 30, 2018

G20 Investment Summit
Berlin, Germany

October 10/11, 2018

Turkey-Africa II. Economic and Business Forum
Istanbul, Turkey

October 4, 2018

Germany Ghana Investors Forum
Accra, Ghana
Berlin, Germany
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October 17, 2018

German-African Healthcare Symposium
Berlin, Germany

November 7-8, 2018

Africa Investment Forum
Gauteng, South Africa

Past Events

September 11/12, 2018

2018 Develpment Finance Forum

Kigali, Rwanda

July 5, 2018

German-African Business Day
Berlin, Germany

June 24-26, 2018

ATICS Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit
Washington D.C.

June 22, 2018

Forum Economique Guinee en Europe
Brussels, Belgium

June 5, 2018

Africa meets Business
Berlin, Germany

May 2-4, 2018

AFSIC Investing in Africa
London, U.K.

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Joining Forces 2017
  "I would also like to thank the G-20 under the leadership of Germany for this innovative initiative of emphasizing the private sector. Innovative because, in the past our cooperation has been mainly focused on the public sector, and it is high time that the private sector takes center stage…We in Rwanda have seen our long‑term development through the eyes of private sector development…The Compact with Africa comes at the right time, as many African countries have been reforming the environment to make it more conducive to private investment."

Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda
     
 

“We see the CWA as a long-term, demand-driven process. It is open to all African countries that are interested in improving their investment environment on a sustainable basis. The decision-makers are the African countries: They will determine what they want to do to improve conditions for private investment, with whom they want to cooperate, and in what form.”

Wolfgang Schäuble, German Federal Minister of Finance from 2009-2017

     
 

“I want to commend the German government for making the Compact with Africa a G20 priority this year. This compact has the potential to mobilize investment and energize inclusive economic growth in Africa. The IMF greatly appreciates the support of the German government for our capacity-building efforts in Africa and we are very pleased to participate in this important initiative.”

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director International Monetary Fund