Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) are becoming popular on the African continent. In the next 3 years, the continent is projected to have about 20 SWFs, up from the 12 that currently exist. But what is the relevance of SWFs to the continent’s huge development financing needs? What is their capacity to act  as significant players in helping finance Africa’s transformation?

This brief report by analysts and scholars at Konfidants is not the first to ask these questions – as experts increasingly ponder these topics. But it is the first report to frame the discourse around a new analytical framework that allows us to benchmark and rank all African SWFs based on central theme: their potential to impact their countries’ and Africa’s transformation.

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