As we approach the end of 2021, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all joyful holidays and a Happy New Year. I would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your support in making MiDA’s work impactful.
This newsletter highlights the exciting launch of the new transaction led by MiDA, our joint publication with Mercer and Standard Bank on investing in African infrastructure, and our upcoming Asset Owners Forum Launch in South Africa. It also highlights new co-investments MiDA announced with US and African institutional investors.
A significant increase in infrastructure spending in the U.S. and globally is expected to further boost commodity prices, creating favorable conditions for increased trade and investments with frontier markets. In Sub-Saharan Africa, a relatively slower spread of the virus, lower COVID-19-related mortality, faster recovery in commodity prices, and a rebound in private consumption and investments as confidence strengthens will drive a robust recovery in 2022 with real GDP growth estimated between 3.5% to 4%, with several economies growing above 6%. This expected recovery will open-up new opportunities for U.S. institutional investors seeking enhanced return and diversification benefits in new markets and products.
MiDA Advisors and our partners remain committed to supporting sustainable solutions that improve the well-being of people and communities across the world. In 2021, we will continue to expand our partnerships with global initiatives on sustainable development, while supporting mutually beneficial investment and trade opportunities for institutional investors in Africa and other emerging markets.
In this next season, we will continue to expand our partnerships with USAID INVEST and other global initiatives on sustainable development, while supporting investment and trade opportunities for U.S. and global institutional investors seeking to further diversify into new sectors and opportunities in Africa and other emerging markets. Recent events have demonstrated that we are all part of one global society and our well-being and prosperity is ever more interconnected.
As key enablers of public and private sector led investments across the globe, it is imperative for institutional investors to be included in this global conversation. Through our unique partnerships with development organizations, industry leaders and institutional investors, MiDA Advisors will continue to be a source for thought-leadership and capacity mobilization for sustainable investing in Africa and other emerging markets.
As the world faces unprecedented challenges and disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are providing you with pertinent market updates covering US-Africa socio-economic relations and other emerging markets.
MiDA Advisors is now a USAID Implementing Partner for the USAID INVEST Project and will implement DAI-INVEST project funded by USAID in 2020. USAID INVEST unlocks the power of private capital to drive inclusive growth in countries where USAID works.
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