ACET and EMEA sign partnership agreement to boost research capacity on economic issues

Accra, Sept. 2, 2020 – The African Center For Economic Transformation (ACET) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) that will see the two institutions collaborate on critical economic issues within the Euro-Mediterranean and African regions.

ACET’s Chief Operating Officer, Daniel Nti signed the agreement on behalf of ACET while Professor Rym Ayadi, Founder and President of EMEA, signed on the Association’s behalf.

The MOU with EMEA is part of ACET’s approach to collaborate with policy institutes, think tanks and similar institutions in Africa. EMEA has a strong network in North Africa and ACET is currently working in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

“The MOU will strongly support ACET’s work, particularly in North Africa and strengthen our capabilities to support the continent’s economic transformation” said ACET Director and Senior Advisor, Rob Floyd.

By leveraging the capacity of policy institutes across the continent, ACET seeks to gain from their in-country knowledge and capacity to support its research and policy recommendations.  The new partnership between EMEA and ACET will start with work on the German funded Pathways to Investment project.  This programme will be led by ACET and focus on seven countries with the aim of identifying potential areas for investment in sectors where there is strong reform commitment.

ACET and EMEA will also explore the possibility of other partnerships in areas such as debt transparency and natural resources in Africa.

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association is a leading platform for economists and policy experts, playing an important role in charting the path for future relations between Africa and the Euro-Mediterranean region.

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