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The African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) is a civil society organisation established in 1996 as a regional platform and organisation for lobbying and advocating for debt cancellation and addressing other debt related issues in Africa. AFRODAD aspires for equitable and sustainable development leading to a prosperous Africa. www.afrodad.org

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BRICS in Africa, Consolidating the Gains of Partnerships Multi-Stakeholder Workshop

"Africa possesses enormous economic development potential. It has abundant natural resources, growing consumer power and favourable demographics. The BRICS are also becoming significant investors in Africa, especially in the manufacturing and service sectors. The partnership between India and Africa has significantly promoted the development of small and medium-scale enterprises on the...

Increasing Illicit Financial Flows in the Context of Declining Official Development Assistance

"In total it is estimated that Africa has lost an estimated US$528.9 billion between 2003 and 2012. This amount is one and half times more than the official development assistance of US$348.2 billion that the continent has received during the same period. This net financial flow out of Africa has disproportionately and negatively affected the poorest sections of the society in Africa by...

Increasing Illicit Financial Flows in the Context of Declining Official Development Assistance

"In total it is estimated that Africa has lost an estimated US$528.9 billion between 2003 and 2012. This amount is one and half times more than the official development assistance of US$348.2 billion that the continent has received during the same period. This net financial flow out of Africa has disproportionately and negatively affected the poorest sections of the society in Africa by...

ODA neglecting poorest countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa

"The Africa rising narrative will benefit from improved Official Development Assistance (ODA) hence will call upon the donor countries to ensure that they increase their ODA as it directly works towards poverty eradication. ODA should be used to improve domestic resource mobilisation by ensuring tax reforms."

Macroeconomic Policy Impacts on the fight against HIV/AIDS in Ghana

"The HIV/AIDS pandemic has been perhaps the worst health challenge in recent history killing approximately 22 million people. In 2005, 3.1 million people died of AIDS related illnesses; an estimated 2 million come from Sub-Saharan Africa. Significantly, 65 percent of all infected cases come from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This study attempts to provide fundamental evidence of macroeconomic...

Macroeconomic Policy Impacts on the fight against HIV/AIDS in Malawi

"Malawi has experienced commendable results in as far as those macroeconomic indicators are concerned. The economy has stabilised with falling rates of inflation and a stable exchange rate. The appealing macroeconomic indicators notwithstanding, rates of HIV/AIDS prevalence remain at an alarming level. Malawi has the sixth highest HIV prevalence rate in the world. In 2005, 14.1 percent of...

An Assessment of the Likely Implications of the World Trade Organisation’s Bali Package for Africa

"The Bali Package is the first substantive breakthrough for the WTO since the DDA began in 2001 and it consists of issues on agriculture, trade facilitation, cotton and Least Developed Countries (LDC). The most significant part of the Bali Package is the decision on trade facilitation and agriculture. The trade facilitation agreement contains provisions for expediting the movement, release...

Intra-SADC Debt – A Growing Financial Phenomenon

"The concept of Intra-SADC debt (Southern Africa Development Community) is defined in this policy brief as any bilateral or multilateral financial lending and borrowing between or among SADC member countries and their development banks. The loans discussed in this policy brief have not been contracted in a transparent and inclusive way. The media in member countries did play a critical role...

Illicit Financial Flows: Towards a more integrated approach for curbing Illicit Flows from Zimbabwe

"This study is an attempt to estimate the levels of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from Zimbabwe’s Mining, Fisheries, Timber and Wildlife sectors, over the period 2009 to 2013. It seeks to assess the possible drivers of IFFs and the existing legal and institutional frameworks designed to curb IFFs. The study also provides rich background material on the legal and institutional frameworks...

Africa Rising: Inequalities and the Essential Role of Fair Taxation

"This report investigates the issue of income inequality in eight sub-Saharan African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe). While there is growing public recognition that inequality is the issue for our time - both globally and in sub-Saharan Africa – there is little definitive analysis of income inequality trends on the continent. This...

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