ICSID generated statistics, as of May 31, 2017, specific to Africa. ICSID's comprehensive and other special focus statistics can be found at: The ICSID Caseload – Statistics

This new issue focusing on Africa demonstrates that:

  • 22% of all ICSID cases involve a State Party from Africa (135 cases total).
  • 45% of these cases invoke a BIT, 39% invoke an investment contract between the Investor and the Host-State and 16% of cases relied on the investment law of the Host-State.
  • 33% of these cases involve the Oil, Gas and Mining Industries.
  • In the cases that were decided by a tribunal, 44% resulted in the claims being dismissed on jurisdiction or on the merits.