ACET media posts

25th July 2017

Farmers are the secret ingredient for Ghana’s most innovative startups

July 24, 2017 In 2012, Kwami Williams was studying at MIT to become a rocket scientist when he took a trip to his home country of Ghana with some of his classmates. There, he was […]
20th July 2017

Feminist Assistance Policy Pivot: Will it be enough?

July 20, 2017 By Rob Floyd and K.Y. Amoako The development assistance landscape is always changing.  And sometimes it changes for the better. Last month Canada released its first new international development strategy in years […]
14th July 2017

ECOSOC: High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

July 11, 2017 Beginning its review of progress made in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, the High-Level Political Forum today took an in‑depth look at country-level efforts to achieve the first two Goals […]
13th July 2017

Micro Credit and Agricultural Transformation

July 13, 2017 By John Kojo Osei What happens when smallholder farmers have access to credit, improved packaged seeds, fertilizer, improved farmer knowledge and improved agricultural extension services? The answer from many experts, policy makers and advisers is that […]
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 […]
14th June 2017

Education for catching up

June 10, 2017 By Susanne Sawadogo In about 60 years of independence, African countries have not managed to catch up with the world market. Official development assistance (ODA) as such cannot rise to all relevant […]
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, […]