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11/01/2017 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, le 11 janvier 2017, un prêt de 200 millions d'euros au Gabon, pour soutenir le Programme d'appui aux réformes économiques et financières (PAREF). Le prêt vise à relancer la croissance économique, en renforçant la viabilité des finances publiques et la transformation structurelle de l'économie dans un contexte marqué par la récente baisse des prix du pétrole, qui a fortement affecté l'économie du pays.

Categories: Gabon, Structural Transformation, Economic & Financial Governance


16/06/2016 - Africa needs to make greater investments in science and technology to become more efficient and competitive in agriculture, says the African Development Bank (AfDB). According to the Bank, science and technology are critical in transforming the agriculture industry from one that manages rural poverty to a wealth creating sector.

Categories: Rwanda, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Information & Communication Technology, Structural Transformation, Employment, Youth, Food Production


24/05/2016 - Mario Pezzini, Director of the Development Centre at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has called on the need for Africa to explore investment opportunities in order to address issues of unemployment, particularly among youth.

Categories: Zambia, Structural Transformation, Employment


23/05/2016 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) says Africa needs to implement a vigorous structural transformation agenda to bridge gaps that inhibit the creation of sustainable cities.

Categories: Structural Transformation, Youth, Employment


27/11/2014 - The Management Board of the African Legal Support Facility (“ALSF” or “the Facility”) launched a major meeting on November 26 in Abidjan to assess status of implementation of ongoing projects, among others. Discussions are expected to continue to November 27, and will provide an opportunity for the Management Board to consider approval of the work plan and budget for 2015, as well as other substantive documents for transmission to the Governing Council of the Facility.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Private Sector, Financial Crisis, Poverty Reduction, Structural Transformation


04/11/2014 - Policy-makers in Africa have been urged to improve labour market outcomes and promote inclusive growth.

This is addition to promoting commodity-based industrialization to reduce the high and challenging youth unemployment rate in Africa.

Categories: Ethiopia, Human Capital Development, Employment, Youth, Education, Structural Transformation


04/11/2014 - Africans should believe in their own knowledge. This was the advice of researcher Hilary Nwokeabia at the 9th edition of the African Economic Conference on Sunday, November 2 in Addis Ababa.

Categories: Ethiopia, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Economic & Financial Governance, Education, Infrastructure, Human Capital Development, Structural Transformation, Youth, Health


03/11/2014 - Decision-makers and business leaders, economists and academics from across the globe have called for increased investment in knowledge and innovation on the African continent.

Categories: Ethiopia, Education, Gender, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, Structural Transformation, Youth


03/11/2014 - University researchers Abdoulaye Seck and Rajlakshmi Dé are the winners of the "Best Conference Paper" awarded by the organizers of the 9th edition of the African Economic Conference, which came to an end on Monday, November 3 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia, Education, Information & Communication Technology, Youth, Structural Transformation


03/11/2014 - Innovation and technology can serve as a springboard for economic transformation provided they are driven by people. This was the message put forward by partners and participants at the closing of the 9th Annual African Economic Conference (AEC), which ran from November 1-3 in Addis Ababa.

Categories: Ethiopia, Education, Gender, Health, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, Poverty Reduction, Youth, Structural Transformation


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