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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…

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…

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…

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…

How to Get Things Done: Influence Lessons from Africa’s New Generation of Leaders.

  Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative. March 26, 2013. The piece focuses on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and the implementation of her Government’s 150 plan. When talking about…

Freedom in the World 2013 – Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa 50 countries & territories. 901 million people. 13% free. PRESS: 5% free Despite being home to several of the world’s worst performing countries in terms of respect for human rights, the region saw…