Africa’s ample resources provide an opportunity for inclusive growth

WASHINGTON, October 7, 2013— Five years after the start of the global financial crisis, most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have continued to register relatively vigorous growth.  . . . → Read More: Africa’s pulse   (PDF – 177Kb)

Deepening regional trade integration in goods and services

Regional trade integration has long been a strategic objective for Africa. However, the African market remains highly fragmented. While there has been some success in removing import duties within regional communities, a range of non-tariff and regulatory barriers still raise transaction costs and limit the movement of goods, services, people and capital . . . → Read More: Deepening regional trade integration in goods and services

No Credit Due: The World Bank and IMF in Africa

The Institute for Global Dialogue is an independent South African non-government organisation that provides policy analysis on the changing global environment and its impact on South Africa for the benefit of government and civil society.

This paper seeks to explain the policy-based lending progamme of the World Bank (WB), and the significance of its . . . → Read More: No Credit Due: The World Bank and IMF in Africa

Africa’s Future and the World Bank’s Support to It

Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011 has an unprecedented opportunity for transformation and sustained growth. Until the outset of the global economic crisis, economic growth had averaged 5 percent a year for a decade. Even though growth declined as a consequence of the global financial crisis, it has rebounded in 2010 thanks to prudent macroeconomic policies . . . → Read More: Africa’s Future and the World Bank’s Support to It

Improving the Odds of Achieving the MDGs – Global Monitoring Report 2011

Two-thirds of developing countries are on track or close to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to the World Bank and IMF’s latest update on progress toward the 2015 targets.

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Rising Global Interest in Farmland – World Bank

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World Bank Aid Quality and Donor Rankings – May 2010

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Development and Climate Change: A Strategic Framework for the World Bank Group

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World Bank Report on Africa’s Infrastructure Needs

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World Bank Africa Action Plan September 2005

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