Who We Are
The African Center for Economic Transformation is an economic policy institute supporting the long-term growth with transformation of African economies. As a think-and-do tank, we apply knowledge by directly engaging citizens and decision makers. With a core staff of more than 30 professionals in Accra, we bring an authentic African perspective, augmented by our vast network of leading thinkers throughout the world.
Our vision is that by 2025 all African countries will drive their own growth and transformation agendas, led by the private sector and supported by capable states with strong institutions and good policies.
To promote policy and institutional reforms for sustained economic growth and transformation in Africa.
What We Do
ACET’s research agenda focuses on studies that analyze the economic transformation of Africa, examining countries, themes, economic subsectors, and industries. We also conduct special studies on current topics with real impact on the transformation process, such as China’s activities in Africa. Read more
Through our country studies, the African Transformation Report, and research on the drivers of transformation, ACET is building competence in a unique approach to analyzing countries. Upon request we help countries develop and implement their transformation strategies. To date, we have provided policy and institutional support to the governments of Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone, with five more countries in the pipeline. Read more
We are determined to put our research to work, to be used by policymakers, businesses and other key actors to make transformation happen. Read more
How We Work
As a think-and-do tank, we apply knowledge by directly engaging citizens and decision makers. Bringing an authentic African perspective, our core staff comprises 30 personnel from 8 African countries, based at our headquarters in Accra. They include economists, researchers, policy analysts, management consultants, extractive industries experts, and administrative staff. They are supported by a global network of dozens of resource persons and renowned experts in African development, including a Nobel laureate in economics.
ACET is governed by a Board of Directors that includes former prime ministers, central bank governors, sector ministers; scholars; legal experts; and development practitioners.
Our activities are made possible by the generous support of the governments of Ghana, Netherlands, and Norway; the Hewlett Foundation; the Rockefeller Foundation; the Open Society Initiative; the World Bank; and the UK Department for International Development.