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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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 ...

Mr. Tito T. Mboweni Appointed as Chairman of the ACET Board

It is with great pleasure that I announce that Mr. Tito T. Mboweni is the new Chairman of the Board of the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET). Mr. Mboweni brings a wealth of leadership experience from business, government, and academia, which will ...

Three Objectives for State-Business Collaboration in Africa

While the state would contribute to economic transformation, it is entrepreneurial firms, both large and small, that will spearhead the creation of employment and the production and distribution of goods and services that drive economic transformation. That is why ...

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Will Africa Keep Booming or Collapse Again? Here’s How to Create Our Own Future

In a recent op-ed in The East African, ACET President, K.Y. Amoako reflects objectively on Africa's present reality, and visualizes a self-determined Africa of the future.   There are four areas where “low-hanging fruit” can be harvested. ...

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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 ...