Securing Africa’s Future Takes More Than Growth

It Takes Transformation.

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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.

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Our Issues
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 EQUALITY

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.

REGIONAL INTEGRATION

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which came into effect in early 2021, gives new impetus to African integration and offers a pathway for accelerated transformation.

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT & SKILLS

YES programs, initiatives, and research projects help African countries create an enabling environment for developing youth skills to meet current and future job demands.
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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.

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