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  • Australian Government and ACET Partner on Local Content in Mining (PRESS RELEASE)

    Accra, 23 June 2015 - Key representatives of Government, civil society organisations, mining communities, and industry gathered in Accra today to discuss the governance around local content policies for Ghana’s mining sector. The dialogue is the third in a series of dialogues on Mining Governance, supported by the Australian Government in partnership with the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET). The Australian High Commission’s First Secretary Development Cooperation, Ms Zabeta Moutafis, opened the dialogue at La Palm Beach Hotel. “The purpose of this dialogue is to bring together key stakeholders and policy-makers to discuss and build consensus around the complex issues concerning local ...
  • ACET study inspires Farmers’ Club in Ghana

    A recent study on rural economic transformation produced by ACET and sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has inspired Vodafone Ghana, one of the country’s leading network operators, to launch the Vodafone Farmers Club which aims to improve the performance of farmers by providing them with relevant information through its network. Speaking at the launch ceremony which was also attended by Ghana’s Minister for Agriculture, Fiifi Kwetey, Vodafone Ghana CEO, Harris Broumidis, said the report, Promoting Sustainable Rural Development in Africa, Ghana Country Report*, had highlighted ...
  • How to support youth entrepreneurship in Africa

    In this blog for GE's Ideas Lab, ACET's Buddy Buruku proposes the framework for a coordinated, multi-faceted strategy for endowing youth with the relevant skills, training, and confidence to contribute to the economy." Read the full ...
  • African cities risk becoming big villages – experts at ACET/World Bank conference caution, offer options

    What is the vision for Accra? Luanda? Dakar? Addis Ababa? How are they absorbing the influx of migrants? How are they managing sanitation? How are they dealing with floods? Urbanization experts gathered in Accra to discuss the trends, promises, and challenges of Africa’s urbanization warned that most African cities need to change course urgently if they are to become modern, livable, inclusive settlements. The share of Africans living in urban areas is projected to ...
  • Sustainable Rural Development in Ghana

    Ghana can raise the standard of living of rural farmers, meet the nation’s food needs, and transform the economy through new approaches to farming, processing, and marketing cassava, cocoa, poultry, and rice, a new ACET report finds. The report, Promoting Sustainable Rural Transformation, was sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation In 2000, 80 percent of the chicken consumed in Ghana was produced in Ghana. By ...