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Sentenced to prison, sentenced to TB?

No prison sentence should include the contraction of a life-threatening disease like TB  


How Africa can improve mobilization of climate finance for sustainable development?

More than half of the African countries have problems mobilizing finance to address climate change, yet 2/3 of them already implement their nationally determined contributions (NDCs).  


Putting markets to work

Innovative finance mechanisms provide a number of incentives for both investors and public sector actors.  


What the global economic slowdown means for Africa

“The outlook for the global economy has darkened,” said The World Bank in its Global Economic Prospects, released in January.  


African employers for gender equality

Africa has over 700 companies with an annual revenue of more than $500 million, including 400 with revenue above $1 billion. The ability of these companies to thrive rests on building and retaining…  


Firm level manufacturing performance in resource-rich countries

We published a blog on 26 July 2018 titled the Manufacturing Challenges in Resource-Rich Countries. But, our conclusion then was based on analysis at the aggregate level. As a complementary analysis,…  


Accelerating NDC implementation through new partnerships

Global temperatures are likely to rise between 2.5 and 2.8°C above pre-industrial levels. Investments required for increased climate actions will only be achieved with significant levels of private…  


Eradicate poverty by breaking the curse of Africa’s unsustainable debt

Rising debt amplifies investment risk, hampers economic diversification, and undermines investment in human capital.  



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