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. ...
Policy aspects of industrial development in Africa problems and prospects
With the exception of the Republic of South Africa and a few other countries, the structure of output in Africa and its sub-regions is predominantly under-developed. The high share of agriculture in gross domestic product ...
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 ...
Broadening the participation of the local private sector in Africa’s construction and energy sectors through modern industrial policy
Expanding the role of local players in major infrastructure projects is a major challenge in Africa. The domestic private sector is notably absent in the construction and energy sectors, which are fundamental to the ...
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.