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African countries implementing e-government platforms and policies that incentivize the use of FinTech as part of their economic recovery strategy from COVID-19 are highly likely to achieve digital Financial Inclusion for households and firms. The existing e-government and mobile-government concepts,...
At the micro-level, evidence shows that Chinese firms support innovation among their African counterparts despite several challenges. Meanwhile, in China, COVID-19 has accelerated innovation among Chinese firms. Increased support to knowledge and technology transfer between Chinese and African firms could...
A new international accord on innovation diffusion and technological capacity should be created. Such an accord could lay the groundwork for a more equitable COVID-19 recovery, leveling the global economic playing field and supporting Africa’s technological industrial revolution. Recent research...
The use of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) has demonstrated high applicability for both outbreak control and preparedness as well as to address a range of diseases and improve public health services. COVID-19 has ignited further momentum by highlighting...
Green transitions are key topics in the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU). Both bodies are committed to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement within which green transitions are key elements.
The AfCFTA creates space for the EU to move beyond the traditional development cooperation niche and offers a strategic opportunity for African and European actors to meet on equal terms, enhance political partnership, and strengthen links between the two continents.
K.Y. Amoako, President of the Africa Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) has joined African leaders and institutions in lending strong support to an initiative calling for coordinated global leadership to address the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19.
All eyes were on Madrid for COP25, but the global community was largely dysfunctional, divided and distracted. Big polluters spent more time obstructing progress, while others such as Brazil and Australia looked for regressive loop holes..
At a meeting in Berlin, African leaders will discuss the state of the ‘Compact with Africa’ project with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. So far, it has fallen short of expectations.
The dilemma over Africa’s looming Chinese debt problem should be informed by Europe’s history of freeing up resources following WW1 and the treatment since the 2018 financial crisis of the Eurozone’s hardest hit economies.
African policymakers, leading practitioners and development thinkers met in Berlin yesterday with development partners to formulate common positions on African economic transformation to present to Group of 20 (G20) leaders. […]
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Strengthening EU-AU Dialogue on Innovation
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of innovation and the digital economy in Africa, but the continent does not yet have comprehensive, interoperable policies for innovation-driven technologies and systems. The European Union (EU) serves as a model for an...
AfCFTA COVID-19 Governance