Accession Number:

ADA093685

Title:

Arab Investment in Africa and the Trilateral Venture,

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Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RESEARCH

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Report Date:

1980-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Arab investment, for purposes of this paper, refers primarily to non-concessional resource flows for productive purposes emanating from Arab states or institutions they control. For all practical purposes, such states consist of four Arab oil producers -- Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar -- whose limited absorptive capacities enable them to accumulate substantial capital surpluses. While they have provided the African continent with relatively significant amounts of aid and other forms of concessional flows, their investments thus far have been much less important. Consequently, much of what follows in this paper is based on fragmentary evidence drawn from a very few African countries, and particularly the Sudan. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE