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20th December 2016

Time for a moratorium on European Partnership Agreements with Africa

In this article on Africa’s relationship with the European Partnership Agreements, ACET Board Member, Eveline Herfkens, argues that Africa must agree its own common external tariffs and launch its own free trade area before signing […]
22nd November 2016

The 2016 Presidential Elections: The True Test of Ghana’s Democracy?

By George Boateng Ghana’s 2016 presidential election is scheduled for December 7, 2016. Many see this election as unique in Ghana’s recent history and vital to the country’s fledgling democracy. In a recent poll by […]
10th November 2016

Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area

By Joe Amoako-Tuffour A short history of progress and what might hold it back In this article, ACET’s Director of Research, Joe Amoako-Tuffour, shares insights on Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area. He argues that in building […]
1st November 2016

The Dilemma of Sovereign Wealth Funds in Sub-Saharan Africa

Should Countries Invest Resource Revenues Abroad When Demands for Public Infrastructure Are Pressing at Home? In this article published in the Journal of African Economies, ACET’s Director of Research, Joe Amoako-Tuffour, argues that capital-constrained resource-rich economies […]
22nd October 2016

Looking Beyond AGOA

How Can African Countries Position Themselves for Global Competitiveness After 2025? By George Boateng, Southern Voices Network Scholar The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a non-reciprocal trade agreement between the United States and selected […]
22nd October 2016

Enhancing Regional Integration in Africa: Toward an African Economic Community

On June 24th, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU). While much of the aftermath of Brexit remains to unfold, it’s clear that the European project has been dealt […]
18th February 2015

Towards Economic Transformation

ACET Senior Economist Yaw Ansu recently had a piece in NABC Magazine, a publication of the Netherlands-African Business Council. In the story, Ansu goes over some highlights from our African Transformation Report, including the African […]