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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.

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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.

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Towards a Better Understanding of the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR)

12/12/2016

The time could not be more opportune to promote a better understanding of the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR) than now, during the 2016 Sahel and West Africa Week taking place from 12-16 December in Abuja, Nigeria. This is the single most important gathering of stakeholders to discuss food and nutrition security in the region. The week provides a fitting backdrop to review and discuss resilience action.

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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.

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Burkina Faso: Resilience building is underway

14/12/2016

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%).

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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.

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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.

Comunicado de imprensa

África: a transformação económica depende do desbloqueio do potencial das cidades, de acordo com a publicação Perspetivas económicas em África 2016

Sobre

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