Programme Paper

Emanuel Gomes and Markus Weimer
  • Angola’s rapidly growing economy requires a better-educated workforce to raise the competitiveness of Angolan businesses and improve professionalism.

  • There are opportunities for education providers from the United Kingdom, which has a wellestablished education service and training industry, governed by credible standards and certification authorities. This includes universities, English language training and training for the oil and gas industry.
  • Angola’s political environment is open to foreign investment; however, there are still obstacles to doing business. There are high capital requirements for investments, infrastructure is weak (although improving), and the ease of obtaining visas can be unpredictable. 
  • Nevertheless, Angola has become one of the fastest-growing economies in the world over the last decade, and the returns from doing business in Angola are potentially high.