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Africa’s urbanisation and structural transformation

04/08/2016

By Patrick Love We don’t know the name, or the place and exact date of birth, of the baby who changed world history. My guess is that she was born somewhere in Africa in 2007. Not that she cared as she lay there all wrinkled and raging at the disagreeable turn her life had just taken, but it was thanks to her that for the first time ever, the world had more urban dwellers than country folk.

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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.

Évènements

African Economic Outlook 2016 launched in Nigeria

04/08/2016

The 2016 African Economic Outlook (AEO) was launched by the Nigeria Country Office of the African Development Bank at an outreach event held at the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.

Blogs

The SDG's are here… Now what?

23/05/2016

By Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and former Prime Minister of New Zealand. We face the challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in a world faced with multiple and diverse forms of crisis.

Publications

Africa Human Development Report 2016

15/09/2016

The report analyses the political, economic and social drivers that hamper African women’s advancement and proposes policies and concrete actions to close the gender gap.

Blogs

Biases in entrepreneurship and industrial policy in Africa

06/09/2017

Africa has failed to industrialise. At the same time, millions of young people are seeking jobs. Put one-and-one together and the answer seems to be that if these labour market entrants become entrepreneurs in industry then they can in one stroke create jobs and help Africa industrialise. Yet, optimising the nexus between entrepreneurship and industrialisation requires overcoming some vexing policy biases. These can be categorised as biases of over-estimation and biases of under-estimation.

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.

Communiqué de presse

Il faut libérer le potentiel des entrepreneurs africains pour accélérer la transformation industrielle du continent, selon les Perspectives économiques en Afrique 2017.

À propos

AfricanEconomicOutlook.org  est le site web qui offre des données et des analyses complètes et comparables pour 54 économies africaines.