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In the paper The Rise, Politics, and Governance of African Sovereign Wealth Funds, released at the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum Signature Event “Long-term Sustainable Development in Africa: The Role of Sovereign Wealth Funds,” Dr. Adam D. Dixon assesses the landscape of sovereign wealth funds in Africa, provides a typology of the different roles and policy objectives of sovereign wealth funds, and examines key issues in governance and management. He also highlights the role of international actors and the experiences of Botswana, Nigeria, and Ghana with their sovereign wealth funds.

Dr. Adam D. Dixon is Reader (Associate Professor) in Economic Geography at the University of Bristol, UK.

Please find Dr. Dixon’s paper below.

This publication is part of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum. For more information and upcoming events and publications, please see here.

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Adam Dixon

Associate Professor in Economic Geography, University of Bristol
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