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Green Industrialisation and Entrepreneurship in Africa


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.


Burkina Faso: Resilience building is underway


Burkina Faso is a poor, land-locked West African country, with about 18.5 million people, a number that is increasing fast at 3.1% per year. Categorised as a Least Developed Country (LDC), Burkina Faso regularly ranks at the bottom end of the Human Development Index (183 in 2015). Poverty is mostly rural (50.7% rural poor compared with 19.9% urban poor). Food insecurity and malnutrition remain a chronic concern (Global Acute Malnutrition = 8.6%).


Implementing industrialisation strategies in Africa


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.


The SDG's are here… Now what?


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.


West Africa’s diet transformation: Will the region capitalise on its changing food demand?


Demand for food in West Africa is changing dramatically, opening great opportunities to create new wealth and jobs. But will most of the wealth and jobs be created in West Africa or in the countries that export food to the region? The decisions made over the next few years by West Africans and their development partners will largely determine who benefits from this massive opportunity and its attendant challenges.


What’s standing in the way of South Africa’s entrepreneurs?


Industrialisation is a key driver of sustainable development. It creates jobs, adds value and promotes trade through greater integration into global value chains. At the same time, entrepreneurship and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are critical to every economy by creating jobs and innovative goods, promoting a competitive environment and economic growth, and facilitating income distribution.


A 21st century vision for urbanisation


By Dr Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN-Habitat. If urbanisation is one of the most important global trends of the 21st century, with some 70% of the world’s population forecasted to live in cities by 2050, then urbanisation in Africa marks one of the most significant opportunities for achieving global sustainable development.


Six key challenges to improving nutrition through social protection in the Sahel and West Africa


The Sahel and West Africa region is home to some of the most nutritionally insecure people in the world. In 2015, 19 to 21 million children in the region under the age of five were affected by stunting. This figure is growing and may exceed 22 million by 2025. Today, strong evidence exists linking social protection to improved nutrition. In December 2016, the 32nd Annual RPCA Meeting focused political attention on some of the key challenges to be overcome in this area.

Comunicado de imprensa

Realizar o potencial dos empreendedores africanos para acelerar a transformação industrial de África, é o que afirma o relatório Perspetivas Económicas em África 2017

Sobre  é a mais recente evolução do relatório anual Perspectivas Económicas em África, trazendo o seu conteúdo confiável e de alta qualidade à era digital.