The book Into Africa was launched in 2008 in conjunction with the Lowy Institute for International Policy. In it, co-authors and leading economists Roger Donnelly and Ben Ford explore the drivers and dimensions of the current African resources boom and issues that need to be addressed to facilitate the Australian push into Sub-Saharan Africa.
Donnelly and Ford conclude that Africa offers great opportunities for Australian mining and mining services companies. Identifying and carefully managing the additional risks that investment in Africa still presents is the key to commercial success.
In Africa, we have enabled large mining contracts through the provision of political risk insurance to assist customers in managing risks in countries where political, country or other elements of the project result in difficulties in finding finance through the commercial market.
To download an electronic version or order a hard copy of Into Africa please visit the Lowy Institute for International Policy.