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  • How Should Ghana Manage its Mineral Revenues?

    This morning, ACET and the Australian Government hosted the first of its “Public-Private Sector Dialogue on Mining Governance in Ghana” series. Taking place at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, the forum hosted thought leaders from government, civil society, mining communities, and the private sector. ACET Senior Advisor Joe Amoako-Tuffour and Australia’s High Commissioner to Ghana, H.E. Joanna Adamson, opened the dialogue, which focused on “Governance and the Management of Revenues from Mineral Exploitation.” “The extractives sector in Ghana can play a transformative role and contribute to the achievement of Ghana’s development priorities,” Ms Adamson said. “We hope that the ...
  • Alternatives to Bushmeat in the Face of Ebola

    With the recent and unprecedented spread of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, some authorities have called for people to stop eating local wildlife, popularly called bushmeat. Never mind that enforcing such an advisory or ban would be next to impossible; the people, with limited alternatives for protein, have resisted such government directives. But other affordable, and less risky, sustainable protein sources exist and policymakers can use economic incentives to shift behavior in that direction. Farming animals is challenging in many parts of West Africa. This is partly because the area is prone to infestation by the tsetse fly, making it difficult to keep domestic livestock. Domestic cattle ...
  • Managing Mineral Revenues in Ghana

    For more than a century, Ghana, a mineral-rich country, has been engaged in the production of solid minerals for export. The country is the second largest producer of gold in Africa after South Africa, the third-largest African producer of aluminum metal and manganese ore, and a significant producer of bauxite and diamond. However, there have been concerns that revenues from the exploitation of mineral resources have not been managed well over the years, and have therefore not resulted in social and economic development of the country, particularly for mine-impacted communities. The enactment of the Petroleum Revenue Management Act (PRMA) 2011 (Act 815) piqued interest in the management of resource revenues in general and mineral ...
  • Public Sector Reform in DRC

    ACET’s Director of Policy Services, Edward Brown, recently traveled to Kinshasa to attend an International High Level Forum on Reform and Modernization of Congolese Public Administration, organized by the World Bank and the Congolese Government.  After over a decade of internecine war, the Democratic Republic of Congo is on a recovery path, albeit with continuing tensions in some parts of the country. The government, under President Joseph Kabila, has embarked on an ambitious public sector reform program, with the World Bank heavily involved. The Forum—which took ...
  • ACET to Help with Implementation of Senchi Roadmap

    The African Center for Economic Transformation has been selected to help the Ghanaian government with implementation of its new roadmap intended to “Build a National Consensus for Economic and Social Transformation.” The roadmap is called the “Senchi Concensus” because it was formed at the National Economic Forum in Senchi, Ghana, in May 2014. Representatives from ACET ...