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African governments are committing more domestic resources, increasing social assistance to the poor, report reveals

A new report and online platform on the the state of social assistance in Africa aim to become important reference material toward strengthening…

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European Union ramps up support to Africa Adaptation Initiative with EUR 1 million grant

The EU to fund the Africa Adaptation Initiative as the AAI scales-up its support for climate change adaptation across the continent.  


As Africa gains development ground, new inequalities emerge, says new UNDP report

African countries have made significant strides in advancing human development, gaining ground with primary education and health. But a new generation of inequalities is opening up.  


2019 African Economic Conference: Work as one and listen to the youth to create jobs for Africa’s next generation, delegates urge policymakers

Africa must work as one to turn the continent’s ‘youth bulge’ into opportunities, delegates at the closing of the 2019 African Economic Conference said.  


2019 African Economic Conference: A clarion call for bolder action to tackle Africa’s youth jobs crisis

2019 African Economic Conference (AEC) opened with a call on African policymakers to take bold steps to tackle red-tape and high startup costs to create decent and well-paying jobs for the continent’s…  


Africa challenged to redefine its development agenda beyond aid

High-Level Dialogue explores how Africa can optimize the use of its resources, creativity and innovation to finance the continent's development agenda and ambition effectively  


African Influencers and Business Champions to dialogue on unlocking the continent’s resources for Africa’s prosperity

African influencers will convene in Accra, Ghana, on 7 November 2019 at a high-level dialogue to explore how the continent can leverage its own resources for development.  

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