Today’s global economy holds both challenges and opportunities. Ongoing advances in information and communications technologies create an increasingly competitive and globally integrated marketplace for goods and services. Unfortunately, during this expansive period Africa and the Caribbean have been left behind, seeing their percentage of the global market fall over that last two to three decades.
Several factors have contributed to the economic decline of both regions including governmental instability, climate fluctuations, disease, and growing poverty rates. However, for many countries in Africa and the Caribbean, recent years have brought improvements and stability that warrant a new confidence in the investment conditions.