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06/12/2017 - Africa needs industrialization to achieve prosperity and a decent standard of living for its citizens. But this can only be achieved through good governance policies and infrastructure development. The lack of these two critical factors have largely undermined the industrialization trajectory in most African countries. Given this scenario, the industrial settlement framework as well as tax policies, are particular dynamics to be looked into.

Categories: Ethiopia, Economic & Financial Governance


05/12/2017 - Unless there is a good focus on agricultural and economic transformation, efforts at structural transformation of African countries won’t amount to much, says Neway Gebreab, former advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance


04/12/2017 - Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, lundi 4 décembre 2017 à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, le nouveau Document de stratégie-pays (DSP) pour la Centrafrique, qui va servir de cadre de référence pour les interventions de la Banque entre 2017 et 2021 et soutenir le Plan national de relèvement et de consolidation de la paix du pays.

Categories: Central African Republic, Economic & Financial Governance


29/11/2017 - Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé le 28 novembre 2017, à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, un don de 14 millions de dollars américains et une garantie partielle de crédit de la Facilité d’appui à la transition (FAT) de 31 millions de dollars EU afin de financer la première phase du Programme d’appui à la compétitivité économique (PACE I) à Madagascar.

Categories: Madagascar, Economic & Financial Governance


16/11/2017 - Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et le gouvernement gabonais ont signé, vendredi 10 novembre 2017 à Abidjan, un accord de prêt de 300 millions d’euros destiné à renforcer l’économie du pays, à travers la mise en œuvre du Programme d’appui à la réforme économique et financière (PAREF-II).

Categories: Gabon, Economic & Financial Governance, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector


06/11/2017 - Nigeria's House of Representatives has constituted a Tactical Committee on Economic Recession to guide innovative legislative actions by the House and the National Assembly to return the economy to a path of growth and stability. In this regard, the committee is holding a summit in the nation’s capital, Abuja, on 6 and 7 November 2017

Categories: Nigeria, Economic & Financial Governance


02/11/2017 - "Eating fish caught by a vessel that is opaque about its catch often amounts to eating fish from activities related to forced labour, that have been used to provide cover for human trafficking and the transportation of drugs."

Categories: Environment, Partnerships, Private Sector, Economic & Financial Governance, African Natural Resources Center


02/11/2017 - Guinea, Mauritania, Senegal and the Seychelles have informed the FiTI Secretariat of their desire to join the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI).

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance, Environment, Private Sector, Partnerships, African Natural Resources Center


26/10/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a line of credit (LOC) of US$ 3 million (synthetic local currency equivalent) to Union Trust Bank Sierra Leone (UTB) to help finance projects and enterprises in transformational sectors such as agriculture, energy, manufacturing and services, with strong emphasis on women-owned businesses.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance


12/10/2017 - Africa’s economic outlook improved in 2017 compared with 2016 and is expected to gain momentum in 2018. GDP growth in 2017 is expected at 3.0% up from 2.2 in 2016 and projected to expand to 3.7% in 2018, the African development Bank said in an updated forecast released in Abidjan on Thursday, 12 October 2017.

Categories: Economic & Financial Governance


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