African Manufacturing Technology is Regressing

As a country’s manufacturing advances from low to medium and high technology, it can produce goods that command higher prices on international markets. Also, a rising capability to introduce new and improved technologies enables a country to sustain productivity growth over time. In both production and exports the shares of medium- and high-technology manufactures in Sub-Saharan ...

2014 African Transformation Report

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Public Sector Reform in DRC

ACET’s Director of Policy Services, Edward Brown, recently traveled to Kinshasa to attend an International High Level Forum on Reform and Modernization of Congolese Public Administration, organized by the World Bank and the Congolese Government.  After over a decade ...

ACET to Help with Implementation of Senchi Roadmap

The African Center for Economic Transformation has been selected to help the Ghanaian government with implementation of its new roadmap intended to “Build a National Consensus for Economic and Social Transformation.” The roadmap is called the “Senchi Concensus” ...

ACET President Joins Jim Yong Kim on “Africa Ascending” Panel

As a preview to this week’s US–Africa Leaders Summit, ACET President K.Y. Amoako joined Ghana President John Dramani Mahama, R&B and hip-hop recording artist Akon, mobile communications entrepreneur Mo Ibrahim, and others to speak on a forum about Africa’s ...

The Role of Agricultural Supply Chains in ECOWAS Countries

At the 19th annual conference of the African Region chapter of the Econometrics Society, held in Addis Ababa from July 16 to 19, 2014, the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) hosted a session on economic transformation in Africa. ACET agronomist Francis ...

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Sustainable Resource Series: Mining and the Social Environment in West Africa

Investment in extractive industries remains the most important driver of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa. And with it comes high expectations. Yet where mining and mineral extraction operations occur in remote rural areas, their environmental impact continues to ...

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ACET President Joins Jim Yong Kim on “Africa Ascending” Panel

As a preview to this week’s US–Africa Leaders Summit, ACET President K.Y. Amoako joined Ghana President John Dramani Mahama, R&B and hip-hop recording artist Akon, mobile communications entrepreneur Mo Ibrahim, and others to speak on a forum about Africa’s ...