Category Archives: Development

From Bottom Billion to Top Trillion: Using Commodity-Backed Securities to Support the Future of Africa’s Resource Economies

By: Vera Songwe. Nonresident Senior Fellow, Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institution. April 17, 2013. The surge in mineral discoveries in Africa provides a vehicle through which countries can transform their economies at a…

Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2013 – Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institution

January 2013 Africa starts 2013 with hope and optimism. Africa has dropped its mantle as a “doomed continent” and has weathered several global economic crises fairly well. Today, the continent…

Africa Continues to Grow Strongly Despite Global Slowdown, Although Significantly Less Poverty Remains Elusive – World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013 (World Bank) – Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to reach more than 5 percent on average in 2013-2015 as a result of high commodity prices worldwide…

Recent Perspectives: Brain Drain, Brain Gain and Diaspora Africans

  More than Just Sending Money Home: Engaging the Diaspora as a Priority for Africa’s Development. In Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2013. Anne W. Kamau and Mwangi S. Kimenyi….

Sending money back home beats foreign aid

  Good Governance Africa. Diaspora-driven development is the way to go, says Adams Bodomo The African diaspora is a major source of foreign income—so large that it now outstrips foreign…

Africa Progress Report 2013 – Africa Progress Panel

  Africa Progress Panel – Africa Progress Report 2013: Equity in Extractives Launch Date: 10 May 2013 Preparing the report… Our first consultation meeting at Oxford University. Read more… Download the…

Emerging Africa – The Economist (Special Report)

The Economist (Special Report) – Emerging Africa Editorial: The world’s fastest-growing continent: Aspiring Africa Africa rising: A hopeful continent Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Sierra Leone: Tired of war Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria: Bye-bye Big Men…

Now is the time for growth and governance – Tony Blair

Tony Blair. Africa Governance Initiative. March 03, 2013 This article originally appeared in The Observer, 3 March 2013. Prime ministers and presidents generally don’t like global summits. They are a necessary part…

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Can Transparency Transform Mineral Wealth into Well-being?

Revenue Watch Institute. 29 November 2012 Revenue Watch Institute deputy director Antoine Heuty spoke about mineral wealth in the Maghreb at a seminar in Barcelona on 30 November 2012, sponsored by…

UN Discussion Tackles Good Governance and Development

Revenue Watch Institute. 5 February 2013 Last night, RWI President Daniel Kaufmann participated in a panel discussion at the United Nations that confronted the question: “Is good governance good for development?”…