Reports & Studies

The debate on economic growth

Generally defined as the increase in the inflation-adjusted market value of the goods and services produced by an economy over time and calculated as the percentage rate of increase in real gross domestic product (GDP), economic growth is probably the most widely used indicator of the economic progress and wellbeing of nations. → Read More: …

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Africa’s rural development challenges

Until the onset of the Industrial Revolution in about 1750, humanity essentially lived in rural settlements. The first city-based spurts of civilization were recorded some five thousand years ago in the Middle East. According to historians, only 2 percent of the world’s population was urban in 1800, barely two hundred plus years ago. → Read …

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Africa’s economic integration

The Pan-African agenda pursued by Africa’s leadership since the 1950s can be described as a coin with political and economic sides.  A political union, well advanced with the establishment in 1963 of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), which subsequently morphed into the African Union (AU) in 2001, was considered, logically, as the pre-requisite for …

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Chede participates actively in an ANOR/PACOM seminar on food safety.

The purpose of this jointly organized ANOR/PACOM seminar was to sensitize the small and medium sized agro-industrial transformation enterprises on the importance of GHPS, HACCP and the constraints observed in exporting their products to the European markets; the seminar also sought to build the capacities and competence of the local food industry, especially export-oriented food …

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Ongoing nature protection projects

CHEDE COOPERATIVE UNION is currently partnering with the Cameroon Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme – UN Environment (UNEP) in the implementation of two major nature protection projects in the South West Region of Cameroon. The two projects, which received significant …

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Cameroon coffee sector

As a gauge of its importance to the nation, the Cameroon coffee sector provides close to 4 million jobs across its domestic value chain. The vast majority of those jobs are in the rural heartland. That means coffee farming is an eminently rural development endeavour. Coffee growers also happen to fall within the poorest brackets …

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European report on development 2015

This Report addresses ‘combining finance and policies to implement a transformative post-2015 development agenda’. The experience of pursuing the MDGs has provided lessons in terms of countries’ successes and failures that can be applied to using finance and policies to achieve a post-2015 development agenda. This Report draws out some of the lessons that could …

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Rapport Européen sur le développement 2015

Le rapport traite de comment «Associer le financement et les politiques pour mettre en œuvre un programme de développement post-2015 porteur de changement». L’expérience acquise dans le cadre des OMD a permis de tirer des enseignements en termes de réussites et d’échecs nationaux qui peuvent s’appliquer à l’utilisation du financement et des politiques permettant de …

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New multilateral development banks

The recently announced creation of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) represents a major shift in the global finance architecture. Several emerging economies now have the confidence and financial wherewithal to create new multilateral development banks (MDBs) outside the Bretton Woods system that has dominated the decades since …

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Partnering for impacts

Partnerships are vital if we are to make the greatest possible impact on development.This is why the whole global community – governments, businesses, emerging and developing nations, civil society – needs to agree a new partnership to work together and unite behind the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and work together to achieve them. . . …

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EU citizens’ views on development, cooperation and aid

The European Union (EU) and its 28 Member States together remain the world’s biggest aid donor: In 2013 they provided €56.5 billion in official development assistance – more than half of global official aid. The EU has long been a driving force for international cooperation, not only in providing financial support but also in pushing …

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We have made no progress on corruption

Despite significant investment in anti-corruption work over the past 15 years, most systemically corrupt countries are considered to be just as corrupt now as they were before the anti-corruption interventions. A growing number of authors argue that anti-corruption efforts have not worked because they are based on inadequate theory, suggesting that collective action theory offers …

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Farm radio international

In 2011, Farm Radio International (FRI) launched the African Rural Radio Program Analysis (ARRPA) project. ARRPA is the first study of its kind. For donors, radio practitioners and organizations who wish to partner with radio stations in sub-Saharan Africa, ARRPA’s detailed findings and analysis provide a comprehensive picture of the often challenging conditions in which …

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African regional integration

The theme of the African Development Report 2014, “Regional Integration for Inclusive Growth,” recognizes that regional integration is not an end in itself, but rather a tool for enhancing economic growth and fostering inclusion – within and between countries. After decades of relative stagnation, Africa has shown a steady upward improvement in performance in the …

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What is Brazil really doing in Africa?

Brazilian trade to the continent expanded from $4.3 billion in 2000 to $28.5 billion in 2013.But what is really driving Brazilian engagement in the region?  . . . → Read More: What Is Brazil Really Doing in Africa   (PDF – 112Kb)

Division à l’intégration de l’Afrique

« Il ne s’agit évidemment pas de nier l’Histoire, mais de montrer comment, depuis les indépendances des pays africains autour de l’année 1960 et en fonction des progrès dans l’unification de l’Europe, celle-ci a contribué à corriger les méfaits de la division arbitraire de l’Afrique, commis pendant la période coloniale au gré des jeux de …

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Africa capacity report 2014

The Africa Capacity Report 2014 was prepared by a core team led by the Knowledge, Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the African Capacity Building Foundation, under the overall guidance of the ACBF Executive Secretary Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie and with the support of and contributions from all other departments of the Foundation. . . . → Read …

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UN SG synthesis report

The year 2015 offers a unique opportunity for global leaders and people to end poverty, transform the world to better meet human needs and the necessities of economic transformation, while protecting our environment, ensuring peace and realizing human rights. . . . → Read More:  UN SG synthesis report  (PDF – 745Kb)