Africa

Challenges for Africa-EU relations in 2012

ECDPM’s annual Challenges Paper seeks to identify important debates that can be expected in the coming year and beyond and to sketch the backdrop against which these will unfold. The aim is not to predict outcomes, but to situate debates that concern Africa-EU relations so as to facilitate as wide a stakeholder engagement as possible. …

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The State of African Cities 2008: A Framework for Addressing Urban Challenges in Africa

This is the first issue in an evolving series of state of the African cities reports, intended to provide both a tool and a platform for debate on urban issues within Africa. It aims to provide focus and encouragement to African governments at the central and local level as well as to other key actors …

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African Statistical Yearbook 2010

The African Statistical Yearbook which is jointly produced by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) makes a key contribution to economic policy analysis and the monitoring of progress in vital economic and social sectors in the continent. Up-to-date and reliable statistics have …

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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 and …

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Toolkit for communication and development

This Tool kit, written for the first time in Africa by experts, journalists and other actors in education will permit a larger number of African journalists to have easier access to training on education and development, and to thus contribute in promoting quality education for all in Africa. Download Toolkit for communication and development (10.4Mb …

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Commodity exchanges in African economies IFPRI REPORT

This paper reviews the purpose and potential of commodity exchanges in Africa. Drawing from the existing literature and using indicative empirics, it examines the conditions that enable successful exchanges, highlights the special challenges to setting up exchanges in Africa, and reviews alternatives to domestic exchanges. The paper highlights three points: (a) efforts to launch exchanges …

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African Institutions in a Changing Regional and Global Security Environment

The fifteenth annual IPI New York Seminar took place at the Thayer Hotel at West Point on the campus of the United States Military Academy on April 28-30, 2010. The seminar explored the evolving relationship between the United Nations and African institutions, including the African Union and subregional organizations, in developing a new peace and …

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The Case For a Village-Centred Development Strategy in Africa

A village-centric (or “village-first”) development approach in Africa, as propounded and promoted by the Chede international network, denotes a horizontal and human-focused strategy whereby the bulk of public investments and development services are oriented towards meeting the needs of the majority population living in villages. The strategy aims to level the existing disparities between Africa’s …

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