Category Archives: Investment

Africa’s Oil And Gas Outlook 2013 (Part 1)

By Rolake Akinkugbe At Ecobank Africa’ share of global oil and gas production has stood at 10% and 6% respectively over the past 24 months. Ecobank Research estimates that 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…

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,…

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…

Huge Boost for Aid Effectiveness As Groundbreaking Transparency Initiative Gains Momentum

22 APRIL 2013 London — More than 130 organizations are now publishing their data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), an open data platform that gives a comprehensive and…

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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…