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Commodities will drive post-pandemic growth, but we must beware of the consequences

In a bid to recover from the COVID-19-related recessions, countries will rely on mineral exports to generate tax revenues and foreign exchange. For…


Commodities will drive post-pandemic growth, but we must beware of the consequences

Primary commodity prices are going up, and based on the anticipated demand and supply, the likelihood of an upward trend is inevitable. For instance, between July 2020 and July 2021, the price indices…  


Building climate resilience and hope in West and Central Africa

With many West and Central Africa countries constantly placed at the top of the global fragility rankings, understanding the interconnectedness, impact and opportunities presented by climate and…  


Gabon leads Africa in the preservation and conservation of forests.

Gabon's forests house wildlife and megafauna, including 60% of the remaining critically endangered forest elephants, also known as the "architects" or "gardeners" of the forest, for their roles in…  


The Africa Borderlands Centre Launches a "Trade for Peace" project in the Liptako-Gourma Region

Fatoumata Togo lives in Koro, a town on Malian side of the border with Burkina Faso. She runs a small restaurant where her meals cater to community members and traders from neighboring Thiou town in…  


The case for a green economy

It has been an immensely challenging year for governments who have been scrambling to contain the spread of the virus while also managing the economic fallout and the climate crisis. Making the right…  


How special drawing rights could help Africa recover from COVID-19

Using SDRs to increase reserves for African countries is not just a financial or macroeconomic issue, it is fundamentally about giving African countries a helping hand for rapid, equitable, and…  


Volunteers build a better future

Kenyans giving back generously in a time of need.  


How we can overcome the COVID-19 pandemic together

For most of this year, our lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, despite the bleak outlook, we have witnessed stories of hope, courage, triumph and kindness towards one another: the…  


How cities can benefit from the ‘Collective Intelligence’ of their residents

Five cities in Africa are collaborating with the UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable Development and the Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University to launch the…  


From delivering aid to ending need in Central Sahel

Ending need calls for investment in what works. This is why boosting entrepreneurship targeting women and youth is critical, as is education, both academic and vocational; support for access to new…  

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