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At closing of the 2018 African Economic Conference, economic integration is seen as a game-changer

Economic integration is a game-changing reality and African countries must fully embrace it to achieve sustainable and inclusive development that reduce poverty- and inequality in all its dimensions  


African countries must leverage their strengths to accelerate drive towards integration

Participants to the 13th African Economic Conference called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the region’s drive towards continental…  



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,…  


Young African entrepreneurs step forward to help realize the SDGs on the continent

Young innovators were awarded grant financing for their innovative solutions to youth challenges in Africa during the Africa Youth Conference taking place in Nairobi, Kenya on 23 – 25 October 2018.  


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.  



UN humanitarian and development chiefs join forces to support crisis-affected people in North-East Nigeria

Achim Steiner and Mark Lowcock today called on national and international partners to reinforce joint efforts to address the dire humanitarian needs in the conflict-affected north-eastern Nigerian…  



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