Financing policies and pracitices in transport and communications sectors in Africa
The study report makes a number of recommendations addressed (i) to African governments, (ii) to public enterprises, (iii) to private sector including financing institutions and (iv) to international community to effectively ...
The challenge of small/medium scale enterprises : the Zambian experience
In Zambia the critical role of small and medium enterprises (SMES) in national development has been generally recognised. The Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) was formed by an Act of Parliament in 1981 as ...
Stratégie pour le developpement des industries du batiment et des materiaux de construction en Afrique
Le développement de l'industrie du bâtiment et des matériaux de construction pourrait contribuer a améliorer cette situation; notamment par la production de quantités suffisantes de matériaux de construction et en pratiquant ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...