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Creating decent jobs for young people is one of the biggest challenges that most African countries have to overcome, despite their young populations and rising levels of education. A potential […]
This study examines the structure, opportunities, and constraints of the cocoa industry in Liberia and finds that it needs to develop its traditional cocoa commodity sector into a high-value-adding industry.
Bogolo Kenewendo on opportunities and pitfalls of the AfCFTA – and the crucial role of Africa’s youth in ensuring the trade area’s ultimate success.
How does the Private Sector Development unit help deliver economic transformation in Africa? Charles Odoom: Everything we do in ACET is driven by our economic transformation framework of growth with […]
The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) has admitted the first cohort of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) into its new private sector initiative, ACET Business Transform (ABT).
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.
Large-scale enterprises have resorted to cutting-edge technologies, digital products and platforms to accelerate innovation during the pandemic. SMEs need support to catch up.
Members of the Organised Private Sector (OPS) have lamented that several issues impacting on Nigeria’s business environment are causing small businesses to go under. Indeed, the first quarter Gross Domestic […]
Electricity and power are among the socio-economic issues least discoursed at the peak of political campaigns in most African countries. This is not because electricity and power are non-issues to Africans nor can it be said that African countries have sufficient electricity to power their domestic industries and light up...
The takeover of UT Bank and Capital Bank by GCB Bank came as a shock to some members of the banking community, making headlines in the newspapers of August 14 that reverberated beyond Ghana, but came as no surprise to...
In this issue we explore the evolving role of business in development. Our emphasis is on “evolving role’: because traditionally Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been the way business has […]
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A continent at a digital crossroads
Africa must rapidly move towards digitizing manufacturing, or miss out on the regional and global value chains of the future. Digitization creates opportunities for financial inclusion, transparency in public services, […]
Industrial policy SMEs Technological Upgrading