21 September 2016. Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Department of Commerce co-hosted the second 2016 U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a day focused on trade and investment opportunities on the continent for African heads of government and American business leaders. This Forum was hosted on the occasion of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly.
Interactive sessions focused on key issues that impact efforts to deepen U.S.-African economic engagement, including economic diversification and
regional integration, workforce development, entrepreneurship and innovation, and infrastructure and urbanization.
Beyond AGOA: Looking to the Future of U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment
Issued by the Office of the United States Trade Representative, this report considers paths to deepen the U.S.-Africa trade and investment relationship, and unlock its transformative potential, keeping pace with dramatic changes in Africa and in the rest of the world.
Has Africa’s growth run out of steam? This question is on the minds of many investors, business leaders, and policy makers as they observe the effects of lower resource prices and higher levels of sociopolitical instability on the continent’s GDP.