Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 04/2014

Go out and manufacture: Policy support for Chinese FDI in Africa

Nikia Clarke

November 2013

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


Chinese and African governments have reasons to support the growth of Chinese manufacturing FDI on the continent. However, policy interventions should be better aligned with the realities of Chinese investor strategies, which target localizing production for African markets, and African industrial development goals, which require better integration of manufacturing FDI into domestic economies.