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Financing African Infrastructure: Can the World Deliver ?

The lack of infrastructure is nowhere more crucial and potentially transformational than in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009, major donors and multilateral institutions in collaboration with the World Bank investigated this challenge of addressing the re…

Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2016

The Africa Growth Initiative and its colleagues discuss six overarching themes in this year’s Foresight Africa, that place Africa at this tipping point and give their views on what they perceive to be key areas for intervention to keep Africa on its…

Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Infrastructure: The Role of Public Policy

Inclusive development, environmental sustainability and sustainable infrastructure is at the nexus of economic growth. A major investment boost will be needed to deliver infrastructure at scale to meet global growth and development objectives over t…

Bolstering Urbanization Efforts : Africa’s Approach to the New Urban Agenda Chapter 4

This book chapter discusses Africa’s New Urban Agenda. The question for African cities as they expand in population and economic importance is twofold: How to grow in ways that are both sustainable and inclusive? And, what forms of governance can en…

The Impact of the National Agricultural Advisory Services Program on Household Production and Welfare in Uganda

"This paper examines the level of participation of vulnerable households headed by females, youths or people living with disabilities in Uganda’s National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) program, and the program’s impact on agricultural hous…

Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent in 2018

In Chapter 1, African leaders describe initiatives to help the continent harness its potential to secure its future. African institutions—particularly the African Union, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank…

Broadening the Benefits of Growth: No one left behind

Chapter 3 comprises several articles. The first of these articles are titled: Why has Africa’s fast economic growth left more poor people behind and how do we fix it? written by Landry Signy. This essay explores three factors explaining the disconn…

Shaping the Global Agenda to Maximize City Leadership on the SDGs: The Experiences of Vanguard Cities

During a three-day gathering from April 3-6, 2019 at the Bellagio Rockefeller Center, senior government officials from 14 cities worldwide that are in the vanguard of localizing the SDGs, provided their perspectives in sharing a city-specific agend…

Urban Economic Growth in Africa: A Framework for Analyzing Constraints to Agglomeration

Urbanization is a key feature of growth and structural change in low-income countries, but African cities have left a large majority of their populations without productive jobs or adequate housing and other services. African cities are urbanizing w…

Understanding China's Belt and Road Infrastructure Projects in Africa

This paper examines the implementation of BRI infrastructure projects in Africa in light of available information and concludes that African experiences with the BRI are quite heterogeneous. Some of the major borrowers have debt sustainability prob…

Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent 2020 to 2030

In Chapter 1, our experts discuss how the next 10 years of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will shape policy priorities for African governments and their partners. Progress has been uneven both across countries and across goals, often hinde…

Building the SDG Economy: Needs, Spending, and Financing for Universal Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

In this paper, we argue that a new framing is required to build SDG-consistent economies. This entails ensuring universal access to basic services, building inclusive cities and industries that succeed on environmental terms, and retrofitting adva…

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