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
It's expected that by 2050, the majority of young people in the world will live in #Africa. However, even today, there're not enough decent #jobs for the about 20M #youth entering the labor market. Reply💬or quote RT🔁 youth-led initiatives creating employment in 🌍. #IYD2022 https://t.co/oljv9JFZZp
Today is #YouthDay! One-fifth of the global population under the age of 25 now resides in Sub-Saharan #Africa🌍- a great asset for transformation. We celebrate👏 #youth actions and initiatives that keep transforming the continent. #IYD22 https://t.co/QMdV1VhMn3
The jobs of tomorrow look nothing like the jobs of today - how is #Africa strengthening her secondary #education systems to deliver a workforce prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (#4IR)? FIND OUT: #YouthDay2022 #Skills https://t.co/XDlg5bnSNx
Achieving #gender equality is one of the greatest opportunities for economic transformation in #Africa. If you're passionate about helping African govts to adopt a gender lens in policy dev't & implementation, then here's an opportunity for you: https://t.co/eUBBRlUnqG
RT @ItsNotOkAfrica: Women play an essential role in trade and business in Africa and has suffered the most from the impacts of the COVID-1…
RT @Free_4_Africa: Hello Uganda! Excited to be joining the Innovation Showcase of the @Makerere University CAES Innovation Scholars Program…
6⃣ key barriers to young women's employment in 🇸🇳&🇬🇭 ❌high & unequal domestic burden ❌skills devt challenges ❌financial hardships & lack of access to capital ❌workplace stereotyping & harassment ❌lack of career guidance ❌#COVID19 Learn more👇 https://t.co/4oGokTM49t
RT @CarolineKende: See my latest article “A crisis is coming - 4 steps to address Africa’s urgent financing needs” …
#COVID19 found #Africa desperately unprepared to withstand yet another global shock. What is required to enhance Africa’s economic resilience against future shocks? Join us at #TICAD8 to learn more: #ResilientEconomy https://t.co/C9jQEl0rlT
11 years ago, we joined #Twitter to engage govts, policymakers, dev't partners, and other key stakeholders who share in our vision of economically transforming #Africa. Follow us for more and visit our website to learn more: #MyTwitterAnniversary https://t.co/wYrBrVRWZQ
RT @Afrinnovation: Our #QEScholars @DrNdelleNyaks has joined the @AcetforAfrica team as a QES-AS West Africa Fellow. Congratulations @DrNde…
#Climatechange is impeding #Africa’s long-term sustainable development and poses an immediate threat to its people. This @UN declaration is a giant step and it's critical for countries to join forces to push for bold commitments globally, regionally, and locally.
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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.