Developing upstream linkages in industrial commodities in Africa : resource-based industries can be better harnessed for economic transformation in Africa
This policy brief highlights select findings on upstream linkages in hard commodities in four countries and underscores opportunities for African countries to add value to their commodities and industrialize. A common ...
Policy paper on engendering budgetary processes : no gender no poverty reduction
This background paper following a desk study by the African Centre for Women (ACW) of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) aims to spark policy debate on gender dimensions of the relationship between national budgetary ...
Cancún and post-Cancún briefing papers on Africa and the Doha development agenda : the current state of play in the negotiations
The multilateral trading system embodied in the World Trade Organization has contributed significantly to economic growth, development and employment throughout the past fifty years, particularly in the light of the global ...
Optimal Commodity Taxation Efficiency and Equity Aspects.
This document focused on fiscal policy and growth in Africa: fiscal federalism, decentralization and the incidence of taxation.
Can e-commerce facilitate the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises in Africa?
According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), SMEs account for 60 to 70 per cent of all employment in developing countries, and hence contribute to poverty reduction. There are several ...
Le commerce électronique peut-il favoriser la croissance des petites et moyennes entreprises en Afrique ?
La présente note d’orientation a pour objet de mettre en évidence certaines caractéristiques essentiels concernant le rôle du commerce électronique dans la croissance des PME en Afrique. Elle fait écho à l’appui récemment ...
Ad-hoc expert group: addressing the challenges of macroeconomic policy convergence in the Southern African development community region : Port Louis, Mauritius 26-27 September 2011
The objective of the meeting was to review the SADC Macroeconomic Convergence (MEC)Program for monetary integration. In particular, the experts reviewed a background report on “Addressing the challenges of macroeconomic ...
Private Equity and Its Potential Role in Economic Growth in Africa :demystifying the Asset Class for Policy Makers
Africa’s achievements over the last decade are noteworthy. They include average growth rates of about 5 per cent; inflation in single digits; and the fact that six of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa. ...
The economic dimension to the African Union
This Issues Paper is intended to identify some of the principal issues surrounding African regional economic integration and the African Union. Economic integration in Africa is an imperative if the continent is to achieve ...
Rationalization of investment policies for Africa's development in the light of experience of Botswana
The objectives and strategy behind Botswana's development since independence have been greatly influenced by the state and conditions existing in the economy at the time of independence at independence in 1946. Botswana, ...