Business Dynamics: Angola

January 2022

Widespread corruption and low government integrity continue to hamper Angola in the Economic Freedom Ranking. While market capitalisation is expanding in Angola, heavy constraints on the flow of investment capital hinder the investment environment. ICT and transport infrastructure remain underdeveloped as well, although the country is taking efforts to develop its fintech sector, as well as significantly boost its logistical capacities.

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Business Dynamics: Angola

HEADLINES

OPERATIONAL AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

Anti-corruption efforts to intensify in Angola, with business environment undergoing major improvements

FINANCING AND INVESTMENT

Large-scale privatisation campaign to enhance competition, while less screening for FDI will benefit investors

SKILLS AND LABOUR

Labour market regulations are advancing in Angola, but several temporary constraints emerged due to COVID-19

TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Angola’s logistics lags in the global context, but major facility improvements are on the way

DIGITALISATION AND INNOVATION

Angola remains among the least developed countries in terms of digitalisation, but the first steps are being taken to develop the fintech sector

OPERATIONAL AND LEGAL ENVIRONMENT

Chart 1 Operational and Legal Environment Key Indicators Chart 2 Index of Economic Freedom Ranking by Pillar in Angola and Regional Comparison 2021 Chart 3 Index of Economic Freedom Ranking 2016-2021 Chart 4 Index of Economic Freedom: Judicial Effectiveness Pillar Rank in Angola and Regional Comparison 2017-2021 Chart 5 Index of Economic Freedom: Government Integrity Pillar Rank in Angola and Regional Comparison 2016-2021 Chart 6 Corruption Perceptions Ranking: Angola and Regional Comparison 2015-2020

FINANCING AND INVESTMENTS

Chart 7 Key Financial and Investment Indicators Chart 8 Index of Economic Freedom: Property Rights Pillar Rank in Angola and Regional Comparison 2016-2021 Chart 9 Bank Claims on the Private Sector as % of GDP 2016-2021 Chart 10 Bank Nonperforming Loans to Total Gross Loans 2016-2021

SKILLS AND LABOUR

Chart 11 Key Skills and Labour Indicators Chart 12 Population Aged 15+ with Higher Education 2016-2021 Chart 13 Education Indicators 2021 Chart 14 Number of University Graduates by Programme 2021 Chart 15 Employment by Age 2021 Chart 16 Employment by Gender 2021 Chart 17 Youth Unemployment Rate 2016-2021 Chart 18 Labour Structure Change 2016-2021 Chart 19 Labour Structure Comparison 2021 Chart 20 Self Employed as % of Total Employed Population 2021 Chart 21 Index of Economic Freedom: Labour Pillar Rank in Angola and Regional Comparison 2016-2021 Chart 22 Wage per Hour in Manufacturing Sector 2016-2021 Chart 23 Labour Market Regulations in Angola and Regional Comparison 2021

TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Chart 24 Key Infrastructure Indicators Chart 25 Logistics Performance Index Scores by Pillar in Angola and Regional Comparison 2021 Chart 26 Logistics Performance Index Ranking for Angola and Regional Comparison 2016-2021 Chart 27 Transportation Mode Indicators in Angola and Regional Comparison Chart 28 Road Infrastructure 2021

DIGITALISATION AND INNOVATION

Chart 29 Innovation and Digitalisation Key Indicators Chart 30 Network Readiness Ranking by Pillar in Angola and Regional Comparison 2021 Chart 31 Network Readiness Ranking for Angola and Regional Comparison 2019-2021 Chart 32 Network Readiness Ranking: Technology Pillar for Angola and Regional Comparison 2019-2021 Chart 33 Intellectual Property: Angola Compared to Selected Regional Peers 2021

APPENDIX A

The 2021 Index of Economic Freedom

APPENDIX B

The Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2021

APPENDIX C

The Network Readiness Index (NRI) 2021
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