List of Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) in Africa

List of Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) in Africa


Investment promotion agencies (IPAs) are crucial pillars in the quest for economic development and prosperity in Africa. These agencies play an instrumental role in stimulating economic growth, creating jobs, and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. As we enter a new era of rapid development and transformation in Africa, IPAs are at the forefront of attracting, facilitating, and retaining foreign direct investment (FDI) that can catalyse sustainable growth and inclusive development across the continent.

This comprehensive list of African IPAs provides a gateway to the wide range of opportunities that the continent offers to investors. From the thriving tech hubs in Nairobi and Lagos to the resource-rich landscapes of South Africa and Algeria, each agency offers a unique value proposition and critical insights into their respective markets. The directory serves as a valuable resource for investors, entrepreneurs, and businesses seeking to navigate the investment landscape in Africa, equipping them with the knowledge and contacts necessary to forge successful partnerships and tap into Africa’s vast potential. Explore the agencies, unlock opportunities, and be part of Africa’s growth story.

S/N Country Name of IPA Website Logo
1 Algeria Algerian Investment Promotion Agency (AAPI)
2 Angola Agency for Private Investment and Promotion of Exports (AIPEX)!/
3 Benin Investment and Export Promotion Agency (APIEx)
4 Botswana Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC)
5 Burkina Faso Agence Burkinabè des Investissements
6 Burundi Burundi Development Agency/ Agence de Développement du Burundi (ADB)
7 Cabo Verde Cabo Verde TradeInvest
8 Cameroun Investment Promotion Agency (API)
9 Central Africa Republic
10 Chad National Agency for Investment and Export (ANIE)
11 Comoros National Agency for Investment Promotion (ANPI)
12 Congo Investment Promotion Agency (API)
13 Côte d’Ivoire Côte d’Ivoire Investment Promotion Center (CEPICI)
14 Democratic Republic of Congo National Investment Promotion Agency (ANAPI)
15 Djibouti The National Investment Promotion Agency (NIPA)
16 Egypt General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI)
17 Equitorial Guniea Ministry of Finance, Economy and Planning Equatorial Guinea
18 Eritrea[i] Eritrea Investment Centre
19 Eswatini Eswatini Investment Promotion Authority (EIPA)
20 Ethiopia Ethiopian Investment Commission
21 Gabon Gabon National Investment Promotion Agency (ANPI-GABON)
22 Gambia Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GiEPA)
24 Ghana The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)
25 Guinea Agency for the Promotion of Private Investment (APIP)
26 Guinea Bissau Guinea Bissau National Investments Agency
27 Kenya Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest)
28 Lesotho  Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC)
29 Liberia National Investment Commission (NIC)
30 Libya Privatization and Investment Board
31 Madagascar Economic Development Board of Madagascar
32 Malawi Malawi Investment and Trade Centre
33 Mali The Agency for the Promotion of Investments in Mali (API-MALI)
34 Mauritania Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM)
35 Mauritius Economic Development Board Mauritius
36 Morocco Moroccan Investment and Export Development Agency (AMDIE)
37 Mozambique Agency for the Promotion of Investment and Exports (APIEX-IP)
38 Namibia Namibia Investment Promotion and Development board
39 Niger High Investment Council[ii]
40 Nigeria Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission
41 Rwanda Rwanda Development Board
42 São Tomé and Príncipe Sao Tome ministry of Planning, Finance and Blue Economy
43 Senegal National Agency for the Promotion of Investments and Major Projects (APIX)
44 Seychelles Seychelles Investment Board (Sib)
45 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA)
46 Somalia Somalia Investment Promotion Office (Sominvest)
47 South Africa Invest SA
48 South Sudan Ministry of Investment
49 Sudan Ministry of investment
50 Tanzania Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)
51 Togo Togo Invest (TI)
52 Tunisia Tunisia Investment Authority (TIA)
53 Uganda Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)
54 Zambia Zambia Development Agency (ZDA)
55 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency (ZIDA)


[i] A department under the Eritrea Ministry of Trade and Industry. Activities appear to be supported by COMESA RIA

[ii] The Council is under the Presidency