Category Archives: Investment Climate

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Guide to Doing Business in Africa 2013 – LEX AFRICA

BY SEAN LARKAN ON APRIL 25, 2013 The Chairman of LEX AFRICA, Werksmans partner Pieter Steyn, recently announced the publication of the comprehensive and sought after LEX AFRICA Guide to Doing Business in Africa(PDF). The 2013 LEX AFRICA…

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…

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…

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…

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Can Africa become the new Persian Gulf?

LSE’s Raj Verma says West African oil is on the rise. A version of this article originally appeared on the LSE IDEAS blog. Oil prices have increased dramatically since the beginning of…

OECD Work on Taxation in Africa

  Taxation is central to development. It provides governments with the funding required to finance the infrastructure on which economic development and growth is based. It creates an environment in which business and wealth…

Emerging Economies: Transparency and Accountability in the Extractive Industries Working Paper Series

Revenue Watch Institute & Transparency & Accountability Initiative. 28 November 2012 Emerging economies, their governments and their companies, are playing an increased role in oil, gas and mining production –…

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Achebe Colloquium Tasks Africa on Good Governance

Vanguard (Nigeria). December 23, 2012 For the continent of Africa to develop and march forward like other advanced regions of the world, there is the urgent need for them to address…