Financing Africa’s development: Challenges and opportunities

Volume
6,
Number
1
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16 February 2017
16 February 2017
With the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as Agenda 2063, the continent’s own development vision, Africa aspires to fulfil major development objectives in the coming years. A key challenge for African countries to succeed in these ambitious development efforts will be to...
16 February 2017
The financing needs of Africa related to the SDGs are enormous, amounting to at least US$600 billion a year. As both external and domestic debt are growing, how can Africa finance its development aspirations and maintain debt sustainability? In 2015, the international community adopted an ambitious...
16 February 2017
What should policymakers do to improve the enabling environment for trade and finance to better contribute to sustainable development? The primacy of economic institutions as determinants of economic growth and development is a key empirical regularity that has emerged from the past two decades of...
16 February 2017
Despite the continent's ambition to diversify economically, African manufacturing remains underdeveloped. What can African policymakers learn from Asia's experience? When the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted in 2000, Asia’s manufacturing value added as a proportion of the world’s US...
16 February 2017
The study of investment provisions in regional trade agreements reveals a gradual shift from protecting foreign investments to providing states with ampler regulatory space in the pursuit of sustainable development objectives. Since the very emergence of investment treaties in the 1950-60s, these...
16 February 2017
New UK economic development strategy puts emphasis on trade Trade will occupy a strengthened, pivotal place in the UK’s development policy, indicates UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in its “first ever economic development strategy”. The document details how DFID intends to work...
16 February 2017
G20 Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking: A Stepping Stone for Multilateral Rules on Investment - E15 Initiative (ICTSD and WEF) – February 2017 This paper introduces the G20 Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking, beginning with a background review of their crafting...