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“Research shows that evidence-based policymaking generally results in more effective and responsive policies. But across Africa, lawmakers are faced with a difficult question: what’s the best way to incorporate sound data and research, either generated within or outside government structures,...
In this Q&A originally published in the French magazine Emerging Nations, Prof. John Asafu-Adjaye, Senior Fellow at the Economic Management and Governance Program and Charles Odoom, Head of Private Sector Development discuss the current and future business environment in Ghana.
As Africa entered a new decade, there was sustained, if not vibrant, optimism for the future. Many of the continent’s economies were continuing to grow, while poverty was continuing to decline. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered that landscape.
Michelle Gavin, Senior Fellow for Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations recently had a wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Amoako, founder and President of ACET.
By 2050, Africa will be home to 2.5 billion people, almost twice as many as today. In the face of this impending transformation, the continent urgently needs to accelerate the delivery of infrastructure.
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.
This report provides an update of country and sector-level trends in foreign direct investments (FDI) flows and announcements in cross-border investments in Compact with Africa countries. The report follows previous analysis released during the 2018 World bank Group/IMF Spring Meetings.
Developing countries have made considerable progress in raising taxes in recent years. Between 2002-2014, average tax ratios rose by 2.8 percent of GDP in sub-Saharan Africa, and by 3.6 percent in the Western Hemisphere and emerging and developing Asia.
Strong leadership, macro-economic stability, adequate infrastructure, entrepreneurial skills, tax reforms and African ownership of the Compact with Africa process were issues high on the agenda of Finance Ministers attending the first G-20 Compact with Africa meeting in Accra, Ghana, yesterday.
The first meeting in Africa of Finance Ministers and representatives from the G-20 Compact with Africa (CWA) countries recently took place in Accra, Ghana. While Germany’s G-20 presidency must be applauded for championing the Compact, Ghana’s finance ministry is to...
Strong leadership, macro-economic stability, adequate infrastructure, entrepreneurial skills, tax reforms and African ownership of the Compact with Africa process were issues high on the agenda of Finance Ministers attending the […]
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. […]
First the bad news. After fifteen years in the global economic growth fast lane, sub-Saharan Africa is reeling from the effects of falling commodity prices, depressed Chinese demand, and deteriorating financial conditions. The IMF has revised growth forecasts down to...
A latest report by the Africa Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) has said there is the need for governments to take advantage of the new players in global finance as traditional official development assistance (ODA) to Africa is dwindling.
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