ACET Highlighted stories

27th June 2017

Light Manufacturing in Africa

June 27, 2017 On 5th June 2017, the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Government of Ethiopia, convened the first meeting on Light Manufacturing in […]
21st June 2017

Fresh Ideas, Scaled-Up Ambitions For Investment In Ghana And Beyond

June 20, 2017 By Axel van Trotsenburg Two years ago, world leaders convened in Addis Ababa for a remarkable first—the global community met to agree on ways to finance the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), […]
19th June 2017

Ethiopia: Structural Change for Regional Economic Integration

June 15, 2017 By Abiy Hailu Regional economic integration is a key factor to create larger regional market for trade and investment and make use of the advantage of efficiency, productivity gain and competitiveness. In […]
6th June 2017

Public and private sector leaders explore ops to unlock investment in Africa

By Percis Ofori Closer collaboration between the public and private sector to release untapped private finance for investment in Africa topped the agenda of the 2017 Development Finance Forum (DFF), held on May 31-1 June, […]
5th June 2017

Ghana’s ports will soon be paperless – Prez

June 3, 2017 Effective September 1, this year, clearance of goods from Ghana’s ports will be 100% paperless, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. According to him, all internal custom barriers in the country […]
5th June 2017

Public and Private Sector Leaders Explore New Paths to Spur Investment in Africa

June 1, 2017 Accra, Ghana, May 31, 2017—The World Bank Group and the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) today launched a two-day forum, bringing together public and private sector leaders from around the world […]
5th June 2017

Provide power, Africa will grow – Dangote, others tell African gov’ts

June 1, 2017 Business leaders on the continent have singled out the unavailability and erratic supply of power as the biggest impediment to Africa’s growth, urging governments to provide consistent energy, at the real cost, […]
26th May 2017

Global Business Leaders Convene to Mobilize Action on Job Creation and Inclusive Growth in Africa

May 11, 2017 Frontier Leaders called for greater advocacy with governments in creating an enabling business environmentt, boosting energy access, strengthening markets in growth sectors like agriculture, and encouraging youth participation. Accelerating private sector action […]
22nd May 2017

Corporate leaders spur action on job creation and inclusive growth

By Percis Ofori Durban, South Africa, May 5-6, 2017. Representatives of the private sector, development partners, African governments, philanthropic organizations and think-tanks met in South Africa earlier this month to discuss the role of the […]