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Hedging foreign exchange risk in sub-Saharan Africa
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Hedging foreign exchange risk in sub-Saharan Africa

Lionel Kruger Project Finance & Infrastructure August 2019
When it comes to the size of the infrastructure deficit in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) numbers vary significantly and the true figure is anywhere between $100bn to $180bn per annum and encompasses access to electricity, potable water, transport, health, and other social infrastructure, ports, telecommunications, etc.

Almost all of the associate funding burden currently falls to Governments and Development Finance Institutions (DFI) like the World Bank and IFC, but they have limited capacity. Participation of the private sector is crucial to address these substantial funding needs.

This paper sets out the FX risks investors in sub-Saharan Africa need to be aware of and how to mitigate them, where possible.

 

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