Category Archives: Governance

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…

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…

Citizen voice and state accountability: towards theories of change that embrace contextual dynamics

  Fletcher Tembo. March 2012. ODI Project Briefings Issue 73 The development industry is increasingly pushing practitioners to achieve results, and to do better in demonstrating what works, what does…

Bye-bye Big Men – Governance in much of Africa is visibly improving, though progress is uneven. The Economist.

Bye-bye Big Men: Governance in much of Africa is visibly improving, though progress is uneven. Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria. The Economist. March 2, 2013. LEAVING THE IVORIAN commercial capital, Abidjan, at…

2013 World Press Freedom Index: Dashed Hopes After Spring

2013 World Press Freedom Map Reporters Without Borders. After the “Arab springs” and other protest movements that prompted many rises and falls in last year’s index, the 2013 Reporters Without…

Freedom of the Press 2012 – Freedom House

Freedom of the Press 2012 Breakthroughs and Pushback in the Middle East The year 2011 featured precarious but potentially far-reaching gains for media freedom in the Middle East and North…

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…