n Development Finance Agenda (DEFA) - Private equity in sub-Saharan Africa : challenges & opportunities for development

Volume 1, Issue 1
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This article seeks to shed light on the development of private equity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Private equity, as an asset class for financing development is often misunderstood and therefore underutilized in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this paper, we (a) explore the challenges and opportunities posed by private equity as a source of finance for development; and (b) advocate for the allocation of greater resources towards increasing the amount of private equity available for investment across SSA and to implement measures to increase the market use of PE as an important source of development finance.

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