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  • ACET and Government of Ghana champion free movement of talent across borders

    The shortage of skilled professionals has been identified as one of the principal constraints on the rapid development of many African countries. It affects the efficient performance of government agencies, retards the expansion of private companies and is a major deterrence to foreign investment. Ironically however, some countries have an abundance of the sort of skilled labour that is in short supply in neighbouring states but cumbersome bureaucratic procedures are preventing the free flow of such people within the ECOWAS region. Yesterday, (Wednesday) this critical issue, dubbed ‘Intra-African Talent Mobility: A Catalyst for Regional Integration’, was brought into sharp focus during a workshop in Accra organized by the Ministry ...
  • ACET Proposes Development Fund For Ghana’s Poultry Industry

    Poultry Magazine reports on ACET’s proposal for a poultry development fund as the best bet for arresting the rising level of poultry imports and creating much-needed jobs. The idea for the fund comes from a five-country report,  Promoting Sustainable Rural Development and Transformation in Africa, produced by ACET in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The report examines the potential to upgrade the value chains of  cassava, cocoa, cotton, beef, dairy cow, millet, rice, and sorghum in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Tanzania, and ...
  • How to Cultivate Entrepreneurship in Africa

    Armed with a Wharton MBA, fluent Chinese, years of experience, and global connections, ACET's Buddy Buruku did the expected — banking, economic research, management consulting--then ended up as a chicken farmer. In this piece for GE's Ideas Lab, Buddy uses her experience to share thoughts on how to foster entrepreneurship in ...
  • Transforming Africa: Will agriculture, oil and gas, services, or manufacturing deliver the dream?

    Mail & Guardian Africa looks at five options for accelerating Africa’s transformation and concludes that all of them will require a bold reconceptualising of policy directions. Option 1: Manufacturing Option 2: Service-led growth Option 3: Natural resources – oil, gas and mining Option 4: Agriculture Option 5: Green energy For manufacturing, the article refers to ACET's research. Read the full article.
  • 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 ...