ACET in the News

11th October 2017

African Transformation Report 2017: Agriculture Powering Africa’s Economic Transformation

October 10, 2017 The second African Transformation Report provides a data-rich assessment of the state of agriculture in Africa, its impact on macro-economic outcomes and its recent performance. It focuses on land tenure systems and...
11th October 2017

The future of farming in Africa is not agriculture but agribusiness

October 11, 2017 Africa is a farm lover’s dream: abundant uncultivated arable land, roughly over half the global total; tropical climates that permit long growing seasons; a young labor force; and an expanding population that...
5th October 2017

Developing stronger economies for the African continent: the missing link

October 4,2017 Speech Delivered By Dr. Bawumia’s at UCC Advancement Lectures 1. It is an honour and a privilege to be here with you this afternoon. I would like to thank the University of Cape...
4th October 2017

Education as a tool for transformation

October 4, 2017 African countries have a burning imperative to transform their economies, and it is now trite knowledge that economic transformation goes beyond just economic growth. Although, African countries have been growing over the...
2nd October 2017

The renewal of industrial policy in Africa: principles for success

September 21, 2017 By Francis Kobina Appiah Abebrese As the debate concerning Africa’s economic transformation progresses, there is increasing agreement that industrial sector development, guided by credible industrial policy[i], is crucial for the structural transformation...
2nd October 2017

Transforming Africa’s agriculture: Rising productivity on farms must lead the way

September 28, 2017 By Francis Kobina Appiah Abebrese Over the last decade, Africa’s agricultural production has improved notably. Between 2000 and 2014, the production of major crops like cereals increased by 69%, while production of...
22nd September 2017

G20 Compact with Africa Finance Ministers call for African ownership of CWA

September 8, 2017 Strong leadership, macro-economic stability, adequate infrastructure, entrepreneurial skills, tax reforms and African ownership of the Compact with Africa process were issues high on the agenda of Finance Ministers attending the first G-20...
22nd September 2017

CWA re-focus attention on areas of investments in Ghana

September 8, 2017 Strong leadership, macro-economic stability, adequate infrastructure, entrepreneurial skills, tax reforms and African ownership of the Compact with Africa process were issues high on the agenda of Finance Ministers attending the first G-20...
22nd September 2017

The Compact with Africa – opportunities, challenges and the importance of peer learning

September 11, 2017 The first meeting in Africa of Finance Ministers and representatives from the G-20 Compact with Africa (CWA) countries took place last week in Accra, Ghana. While Germany’s G-20 Presidency must be applauded...