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06/12/2017 - The 12th African Economic Conference (AEC) drew to a close on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with participants calling for governance to remain a priority of development programmes in Africa.

Categories: Ethiopia


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


06/12/2017 - The 12th African Economic Conference taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has emphasized the need to develop and deepen the role of the development financial institutions to play a more active role in financing industrialization projects, energy, agriculture and administrative reforms.

Categories: Ethiopia


06/12/2017 - What undermines African economic activities is poor governance. It costs Africa dearly, senior representatives from the African Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) agreed during the opening press conference of the 12th African Economic Conference on Monday, December 4 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The three institutions also underscored the need to make politicians aware of growing good governance practices “in the hope of structural transformation in Africa.”

Categories: Ethiopia


06/12/2017 - African economists attending the 12th African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have called for more radical monetary policy reforms and an overhaul of the tax policy regime in most countries in order to guarantee the welfare needs of the local population.

Categories: Ethiopia


06/12/2017 - The 12th edition of the African Economic Conference is taking place December 4-6, 2017 in Addis Ababa on the theme “Governance for Structural Transformation”. Evidence shows that there is an inextricable link between legal solutions to development challenges and sustainable economic growth.

Categories: Ethiopia


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


05/12/2017 - The United Nations Development Programme launched its Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa report on Monday during the African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Comoros, Mali, Niger, Burundi, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Poverty Reduction, Human Capital Development


04/12/2017 - Reports like the Mo Ibrahim Index 2017 showed that the quality of governance across the continent is generally low compared to other regions of the world, a factor that has undermined progressive economic development in most African countries.

Categories: Ethiopia


04/12/2017 - Dr. Abdul Kamara has held several economic research and managerial positions at the African Development Bank. He served as the Bank’s Resident Representative in Sudan and is now Country Manager in Ethiopia, where the 12th African Economic Conference is currently underway. Against the backdrop of the conference, Kamara answers a few questions on issues of governance and economic growth.

Categories: Ethiopia


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