Category Archives: Development

African Oil & Gas Outlook 2013 (Part II): Analysis By Region

By Rolake Akinkugbe At Ecobank Nigeria and Angola SSA is set to produce approximately 5.9 million barrels (bpd) of crude oil in 2013 dominated by Nigeria and Angola compared to the…

Africa Competitiveness Report 2013

  On a biennial basis, The Africa Competitiveness Report highlights areas requiring policy action and investment to ensure Africa lays the foundation for inclusive and sustained growth. The Africa Competitiveness Report 2013 comes…

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Resource Governance Index 2013

Oil, Gas and Minerals for the Public Good: The Revenue Watch 2013 Resource Governance Index. Revenue Watch Institute. May 2013. …Trillions of dollars in resources lie buried in the backyards…

Agriculture – Investment

  AGRA Urges African States To Invest 10% of National Budget In Agriculture. Ventures Africa. May 10, 2013. Leaders of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) on Friday…

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Africa Progress Report 2013

Relentless Plunder: Extractives: Poor Governance, Corruption, Tax Evasion, Illicit Financial Transfers. Progress “will require strengthened governance backed by international cooperation to stem the hemorrhage of revenues associated with tax evasion,…

Into Africa: Believe the hype. Africa’s rise is real.

Believe the hype. Africa’s rise is real. Mohamed A. El-Erian. Foreign Policy. May/June 2013. Not since the countries of Africa tossed out their colonial masters several decades ago has there been…

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Economic Report on Africa 2013

Making the Most of Africa’s Commodities: Industrializing for Growth, Jobs and Economic Transformation African countries have a real opportunity to capitalize on their resource endowments and high international commodity prices,…

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“Enormous Opportunity” for Ending Hunger in Africa

22 APRIL 2013 PRESS RELEASE Photo: IRIN A fresh produce market in Harare, Zimbabwe. Rome — Ministers and senior delegates from five African Nations met today with FAO Director-General José Graziano…

Partners Chart Path Toward Universal Primary Education

23 APRIL 2013 Washington — Achieving universal primary education by 2015 was the focus of a high-level international gathering hosted by the White House on April 19. USAID Administrator Rajiv…

More than Just Sending Money Home: Engaging the Diaspora as a Priority for Africa’s Development

By: Anne W. Kamau and Mwangi S. Kimenyi. Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institution. January 2013 Editor’s Note: This chapter is part of the 2013 Foresight Africa full report, which details the top priorities for Africa…