Are studies right that expanded access to off-grid solar products has driven economic development in Africa?
African states need to align both taxation and public spending with public opinion.
There is concern over the growing influence of non-regional players in decision making at the regional bank.
Tanzania was an early, ardent believer in family planning. Now it joins a growing number of developing nations that see potential advantage in having a huge and growing workforce.
There’s been uneven progress, but African agriculture has shown remarkable improvement compared to 15 years ago
The truth is that data in Africa are not produced on time, not frequently enough, are of poor quality and aren’t accurate. This makes it difficult to make data driven decisions.
It is time to jettison the vague notion of African time. And for Africa to clean up its act.
Some economists have touted the rising middle class as a panacea for Africa’s challenges. But a more realistic diagnosis of what makes up a middle class is needed.
More than 90% of Africa’ small-scale famers get their seeds from informal systems. Governments and donors should shift their attention from the formal and invest more in the informal sector.
The international conference for the economic recovery of Mali resulted in promises of substantial aid, but the areas targeted fail to address the country’s real needs.