Category Archives: Governance

Nominations: 2014-2015 King Baudouin African Development Prize

Nominations for the 2014-2015 King Baudouin African Development Prize Deadline: 28 February 2014. Our friends at the King Baudouin Foundation are pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2014-2015 King Baudouin African…

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Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises

Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises. The World Bank Group. Overview Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies…

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Illicit Financial Flows: Net Resource Transfers from Africa

Between 1980 and 2009, the economies of Africa lost between US$597 billion and US$1.4 trillion in net resource transfers away from the continent. Illicit Financial Flows and the Problem of…

African Union and EU to Strengthen Trade and Economic Links

At the 6th AU-EC college-to-college meeting in Addis-Ababa on 26 April, the responsible Commissioners on both sides looked at issues relating to trade, infrastructure, raw materials, good governance in taxation…

African Development Bank Develops 10-Year Plan for African Development

The African Development Bank Group said it has made a 10-year plan and strategy that would focus on the economic transformation of the African continent. In a statement issued on…

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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…

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Open Budgets: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability

Revised/Updated – June 2015 Transparency for What? The Usefulness of Publicly Available Budget Information in African Countries. Paolo de Renzio, International Budget Partnership; and Rebecca Simson, Overseas Development Institute. December 2013 This…

Realizing Africa’s Wealth: Building Inclusive Businesses for Shared Prosperity

Realizing Africa’s Wealth: Building Inclusive Businesses for Shared Prosperity. United Nations Development Programme. 10 May 2013. Summary This report, prepared by UNDP’s African Facility for Inclusive Markets, describes the status of inclusive…

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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,…

Building Opportunities: Addressing Africa’s Lack of Infrastructure

By: John Mukum Mbaku. Nonresident Senior Fellow, 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…