What’s New

  • Something New From Africa Always Comes

    In this piece for GE's Ideas Lab, ACET president, K.Y. Amoako, marvels at the flurry of tech-enabled innovations coming out of Africa, a far cry from 1996 when he helped launch the African Information Society Initiative (AISI) which helped kickstart Africa's ICT revolution. Read ...
  • Delivering Public-Private Partnership Benefits to Mining Communities in Ghana

    This working paper seeks to discuss key issues relating to the structuring of public-private partnerships to benefit communities in mining areas in Ghana, the role of the government (local, regional, national) and investors in financing and managing PPPs at the community level, who should be accountable for managing PPPs, what social and economic activities should community PPPs target, whose choice  it should be, and how  the public sector and mining companies ‘could structure investment and decision-making in PPPs to ensure sustainability beyond the life of mine. The paper has been funded by the Australian Government through the Australia-Africa Partnerships Facility (AAPF). The views and opinions ...
  • Improving Governance of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Sector in Ghana

    This working paper, Improving Governance of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Sector in Ghana seeks to discuss key issues relating to regulating access to minerals in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector, how small scale miners could co-exist with the large scale mining sector in mutually beneficial arrangements, protecting workers rights and impediments to enforcing globally accepted environmental practices in the ASM sector. The paper has been funded by the Australian Government through the Australia-Africa Partnerships Facility (AAPF). The views and opinions presented in this working paper are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ...
  • Rethinking the Informal Economy

    ACET Researcher and Policy Advisor Julius Gatune recently joined the World Economic Forum's Global Strategic Foresight Community, which met for the first time last month in New York. The purpose of the meeting was to provide members with an opportunity to meet each other face-to-face, discuss their perspectives on global shifts, and develop a work-plan for the Community.

    As part of his work with the Community, Gatune has written on one of several “global shifts.” These shifts are topics or issues that Community members feel ...
  • 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