Investing in Algeria

According to the US State Department, Algeria is the epitome of a high risk, high reward economy. While the GoA is enthusiastic toward FDI, a difficult business climate, an inconsistent regulatory environment, and a government that seems torn between protecting the status quo and liberalizing the economy hamper foreign investment. There are business opportunities in nearly every sector, including but not limited to energy, power, water, health care, telecommunications, transportation, recycling, and agribusiness. The drop in oil prices since 2014 has highlighted Algeria’s over-dependence on hydrocarbons and increased calls to open and diversify the economy.