Working Papers

ACET’s Working Papers

24th July 2013

Transforming African economies for good jobs and broad prosperity

The premise of the 2013 African Transformation Report, coming in October, is that economic growth alone will not sustain development on the continent. As this preview of the full report makes clear, economic transformation is...
13th June 2013

Making Skills Development Work for Economic Transformation in Africa: Demystifying the Suit and De-stigmatizing Vocational and Technical Education

Written by: Eugenie Maiga In many African countries, people who attend and graduate school hope to end up in white-collar jobs. The perception is that being employed in a job where one wears a suit...
6th June 2013

ACET Contributes to Africa Progress Panel Report 2013

Africa Progress Panel (APP) meetings were organized to help inform the 2013 Africa Progress Panel Report which focuses on the theme “Equity in Extractives: Stewarding Africa’s natural resources for all”. As part of its contribution...
12th February 2013

Informal City Dialogues Accra Project

ACET is collaborating with The Rockefeller Foundation’s Informal City Dialogues, which will explore the role of informal cities in several capitals around the world, including Accra, Ghana. For more information, see:
11th September 2012

“East Asia’s Development Models Offer Unique Lessons for Africa”

At a JICA-ACET Industrial Policy Dialogue, experts urge African leaders  to look to East Asia for inspiration and lessons of “what works”. Successful East Asian countries may represent better models of economic development for Africa...
29th August 2012

Preferential Trade Agreements, Employment, and Productivity

Evaluating the Impacts of AGOA and its Apparel Provisions on African Firms This paper, by Dr. Francis Mulangu, evaluates the impacts of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) on firm-level employment and productivity in...
29th August 2012

Preferential Trade Agreements, Employment, and Productivity

Evaluating the Impacts of AGOA and its Apparel Provisions on African Firms This paper, by Dr. Francis Mulangu, evaluates the impacts of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) on firm-level employment and productivity in...
14th February 2012

Korea’s Infrastructure Development Experience: Lessons for Africa’s Developing Economies

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Korea speaks at ACET On Wednesday, 25th January, Prof. Okyu Kwon, former Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, spoke to a select group of Ghana’s economic leaders at...
29th November 2011

Top Policy Makers, Economists, and Business Leaders Gather in Nairobi

The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) partnered to bring leading economists, policymakers, and business leaders to Nairobi to discuss the latest thinking on The Quest for...