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 ...
February 18, 2015ACET 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 theFebruary 13, 2015
The need for the economic transformation of Ghana has become more urgent than ever. This was the principal message that emerged from a two-day brainstorming conference organized by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission (NDPC): the Ghana Transformation Forum.Addressing a gathering of over 100 national and international thought-leaders, economic planners, and government and business leaders at the La Palm hotel in Accra, the chairman of the NDPC, Dr. ...February 13, 2015ACET President K.Y. Amoako is now a member of Ghana President John Dramani Mahama's Presidential Advisory Group on the Economy (PAGE). The first meeting of the group in 2015 was held earlier this week in order to review the ongoing IMF negotiations and to go over implementation of the 2015 Ghana budget. Read more ...February 13, 2015ACET President recently published an op-ed in Mail & Guardian Africa:
Transformation is the new buzzword in development circles, but it means different things to different people. For us at the African Center for Economic Transformation, it is growth through modernising agriculture and making the structural shifts from farming to efficient manufacturing and modern services. It is growth through expanding the technical capabilities of people and institutions. It is growth through upgrading the technologies that people use on farms, in firms, and in government ...