Yaoundé, Cameroon — When protests and riots linked to the rising costs of imported foods broke out across Cameroon in 2008, international commentators were cautiously optimistic about the government’s short-term policy response. The rapid implementation of fuel subsidies and tax reductions on basic commodities in this net food importing country helped many . . . → Lees meer: Moving Cameroon towards ‘investment grade’ Voedselzekerheid.
We often write about the increased positivity surrounding Africa as a destination for investors as well as for multinational corporations seeking avenues for growth. A just released report by Global Financial Integrity, however, lambasts multinationals for money it believes they take out illegally from Africa. . . . → Read More: Multinationals bring . . . → Lees meer: Multinationals brengen dubbele rand zwaard met het Afrikaanse continent.
In a world of ‘known and unknown’ unknowns, few sensible people are prepared to claim possession of a crystal ball. Uncertainty looks set to remain part of the global policy scene for some time, frustrating predictions. So why have Homi Kharas and I tried to do peer into this darkness? Because we . . . → Lees meer: Hulpverleners doen zelf uit een baan.
At the end of 2020, the validity of the Cotonou Agreement, which regulates the relations of the EU with the African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (ACP States), will expire: According to Article 95, section 4 of the Agreement, the partners are to enter into negotiations eighteen months before the end of the . . . → Lees meer: DAC verslag over multilaterale hulp.