Who We Are
ACET is a pan-African economic policy institute supporting Africa’s long-term growth through transformation.
We produce research, offer policy advice, and connect key stakeholders so that African countries are better positioned for smart, inclusive, and sustainable development.
We support Africa’s growth with DEPTH by providing analysis, advice, and advocacy across seven critical issues. We believe that African countries will strengthen their long-term transformation agendas by taking smart policy action in these areas.
CLIMATE & AGRICULTURE
Agricultural modernization offers a crucial path to industrialization and economic transformation for decent job creation in many African countries.
ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT & GOVERNANCE
Africa’s economic growth will not by itself sustain development on the continent.
Gender inequality is one of the greatest threats to economic transformation in Africa.
INNOVATION & DIGITAL POLICY
Innovation and digital solutions provide immense opportunities for Africa to transform its economies and societies.
PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
Transforming Africa within a generation requires a sustainable and competitive private sector.
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT & SKILLS
How do we create more and better jobs for young people in #Africa? We're working w/ @MastercardFdn to help African🌍 governments chart a path forward. 📩 #Education #Jobs #YouthandSkills #Transformation https://t.co/WpbCqXYSOE
RT @COP27P: As we inch closer to #COP27, this week @Precop27RDC takes place in #Kinshasa, and co-hosted by FM and CPD Shoukry and #DRC DPM…
Congratulations👏 to our youngest board member, @BogoloKenewendo. You're a transformational leader opening doors for #women and youth. #TIME100NEXT
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RT @MauraL33: An excellent interview with @AcetforAfrica Board member @BogoloKenewendo - have a look and a listen to learn more about what…
⏲️Quiz time! What do these countries have in common? 🇰🇪Kenya 🇲🇺Mauritius 🇷🇼Rwanda 🇸🇳Senegal 🇿🇦South Africa 🇹🇿Tanzania #Tourism is an important source of jobs in these 6⃣ countries. #RethinkingTourism #WTD2022 #WorldTourismDay
Creating decent #jobs in line w/ future expectations requires policies & strategies that increase #productivity and absorb #labor. #Tourism is one of five pathways with high potential for job creation. Read more👉 #WorldTourismDay2022
#Tourism is an assured pathway to economic transformation thanks to its capacity to create jobs—particularly for #women & #youth—and its links to other sectors. Find more in #ATR3: #WTD2022 #WorldTourismDay https://t.co/SSofU27zfW
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RT @MauraL33: Ready for #GlobalCitizenFestival in #Accra! For girls, for the planet, for change - just like @AcetforAfrica ! Happy to see t…
#Africa has contributed only 3.8% of total global #carbon emissions but has borne the brunt of #climatechange. Join @JohnAdjaye this afternoon for a conversation on the impacts of climate change on Africa and policies/strategies to address the challenges.👇
This week's @ECDPM weekly compass features @RobFloydACET & @Free_4_Africa's article on Promoting Innovation and Digital Transformation in the Infrastructure Technology in Africa. Check it out: #Africa #transformation #innovation #DigitalTransformation https://t.co/GfbnwlFpqF
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AN INSIDE JOURNEY THROUGH FIVE DECADES OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
KNOW THE BEGINNING WELL
BY K.Y. AMOAKO
The best way to plan for the future is to know as much as possible about the past. This book offers an inside look at Africa’s development journey across five decades, told through the eyes of someone who made the same trip. It is a personal account of some landmark people, policies, and institutions that have shaped Africa’s postcolonial history—and will continue to shape its future.