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African Economic Outlook 2017

22/05/2017

The African Economic Outlook 2017 presents the continent’s current state of affairs and forecasts its situation for the coming two years.

Blogs

Implementing industrialisation strategies in Africa

18/05/2017

A cursory look at national and pan-Africa policy statements suggests that many African countries have a strong desire to industrialise. They have a point: manufacturing creates jobs, diffuses technology and makes the economy more resilient. Unfortunately, much analysis points to a reduction recently in the share of manufacturing as a percent of GDP on the continent, although significant progress is being made in selected countries.

Blogs

Green Industrialisation and Entrepreneurship in Africa

18/05/2017

Policy makers across Africa have embraced industrialisation and economic transformation as keys to accelerate inclusive growth. They also increasingly see the need for economic transformation to deliver green growth – growth that does not endanger Africa’s natural environment in ways that reduce the welfare of present and future generations.

Blogs

Business incubation needs a re-think

18/05/2017

A little more than 12 years ago I read an article about 981 “entrepreneurs” who had been through a brief new venture creation programme. According to the journalist’s investigation, not one of these would-be entrepreneurs who had been in that programme was in existence a year later. The journalist lamented that despite the obvious evidence that these high volume, low quality programmes were ineffectual, they were nevertheless prolific, wasting hundreds of millions of dollars every year.

Events

Media advisory: Launch of the African Economic Outlook 2017

12/05/2017

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will release their joint African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2017 Report on Monday 22 May 2017. The flagship report will be presented on the first day of the 52nd AfDB Annual Meetings which will take place from May 22-26 in Ahmedabad, India.

Blogs

Little changes for women entrepreneurs in Africa unless mindsets and policies change

11/05/2017

In the last decade, most countries in Africa underwent radical transformation, increased their GDP per capita and moved towards globalisation. Just look at Botswana where GDP per capita increased from USD 7 136 in 2013 to USD 7 505 in 2014, or Cameroon that saw an increase from USD 1 271 to USD 1 405, or Nigeria that experienced a jump from USD 1 692 to USD 3298 during the same period.

Press release

Unlock the potential of African entrepreneurs for accelerating Africa’s industrial transformation, says the African Economic Outlook 2017

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