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L'Aeronautique au Maroc: Histoire d’un succès inattendu / Aeronautics in Morocco: Story of Unexpected Success

The Moroccan aeronautical ecosystem represents one of the most beautiful industrial success stories in a developing country. Of course, Morocco does not produce aircraft. The global market for aviation is dominated by a duopoly consisting of the Ame…

Bridging the Digital Divide with Upskilling Strategies which unlock an expert IoT Workforce: A Way Forward for AUDA -NEPAD

The internet of Things as a disruptive technology of the day and trend brings in a huge sense of connectivity and interaction not only between objects or devices, but also the workforce within institutions to amplify efficiency and productivity. Thi…

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo et Michael Kremer L'Economie du Développement G`agne ses Lettres de Noblesse / Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer Development Economics Wins Acclaim

By distinguishing three economists known for their work on poverty, the 2019 Nobel winners have restored their credentials to the development economy. But this nomination is also the validation of a method of analysis, until then mainly used in medi…

Africa's Integration: Not an Option, but an Imperative

Implementation of AfCFTA brings with it prospects of freer trade within the continent, and the development of Africa’s internal markets. AfCFTA has the potential to generate jobs, lift wages, spur innovation, increase competition, create wealth, gen…

The Global Challenges of Illicit Financial Flows

Illicit financial flows (IFFs) have become a serious threat to the attainment of global development goals. On February 28th, 2020, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, and the President of ECOSOC, Mona Juul, …

Africa’s Integration: Not an Option, but an Imperative

Regional integration based on the principles of cooperation and coordination has been a tool used by countries and groups of countries to accomplish a wide range of objectives. These range from accessing lucrative markets and investments, securing o…

Impact of COVID-19 on African Migration: Thoughts, Perspectives and Ways Out of the Blind Alley

Africa has not been spared from the economic and political consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Acting as a catalyst for decreased job opportunities at home and increased foreign-born unemployment rates in host economies, COVID-19 will most likely…

Public Trust, Capacity and COVID-19: Early Lessons from Africa

Some African states should be lauded for their response to the pandemic; for moving quickly, for using best practices learned from past health crises, and for deploying scientifically-based solutions—all while Western leaders dithered. Ahmed Ogwell …

Le Covid-19: un Accélérateur de Crise, un Révélateur d'Insuffisance / COVID-19: A Crisis Accelerator, a Revealer of Insufficiency

The purpose of this "Brief" is to recall that before the explosion of the pandemic, affecting, to varying degrees, fifty percent of the world's population, the world economy was already very weakened by the trade war waged for many months by the Ame…

Four Big Misconceptions About The Services Trade in Africa

The Service sector is central to economic growth, trade and employment across the world. Trade in services has increased from 8.5 per cent of global GDP in 1995 to 13.1 per cent of GDP in 2017. However, Africa is taking less advantage of these oppor…

The Moroccan Diaspora and Public Policy

The Moroccan diaspora contributes in major ways to Morocco’s economic development. Moroccan migrants ease the country’s chronic unemployment and underemployment problems, send remittances, invest in the home country, and typically visit Morocco freq…

Industrial Policy, Structural Change and Global Value Chains Participation: Case study of Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt

Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt (such as many other developing countries) have always considered pro-active industrial policies as an important means to upgrading their manufacturing sector. In an era of premature deindustrialization, the manufacturing…

Different Dimensions of Brazil and Morocco Trade Flows: A Quantitative Assessment

Brazil and Morocco have been engaged in different forms of trade negotiations and committed to liberalize their trade, as they have concluded several bilateral and multilateral trade agreements whether within the WTO or in specific framework. This …

Un Tournant pour l’économie Mondiale: l’Europe se Réveille, l’Asie Consolide sa position / A Turning Point for the Global Economy: Europe wakes up, Asia Consolidates its Position

Undoubtedly, 2018 marks a turning point in the evolution of the global economy. Europe, after having started to emerge from the crisis in 2017, could enter a phase of sustainable expansion thanks to a structural increase in industrial production, …

Will the African Free Trade Agreement Succeed?

The recently signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement represents a counter current to protectionist tendencies across the Atlantic and the Pacific, and may well move the economic integration of the African continent forward. Translating the v…

Welfare and Regional Integration Agreements: Lessons for Africa

In the developing world, regional integration is frequently seen as an opportunity to promote development. However, historical facts and economic literature remind us that the success of economic integration is not always guaranteed, and numerous c…

Europe-Afrique: Quelles perspectives d’Avenir / Europe-Africa: What are the Future Prospects?

At a time when Africa is strengthening its attractiveness, acquiring its own narrative and arousing the interest of new partners, and when Europe is going through an important economic and institutional crisis, what new foundations can the EU-Africa…

The Global Context: Major Forces Shaping Our World

The main message of this paper is that our world is undergoing a profound transformation in multiple aspects. These, at a minimum, include the following: the degree and manner of our acceptance of or opposition to increased integration as trading n…

Mitigating the Adjustment Costs of International Trade

The evidence demonstrating that nations gain from trade is overwhelming. However, trade liberalization can cause disruption to firms and workers, and its gains and losses are spread unevenly. While many gain from trade, import surges have sometimes…

China’s Economic Statecraft in Africa

Africa, preeminent recipient of Chinese aid, has benefited greatly from Chinese low-rate loans, infrastructure projects and trade relations. Consequently, these massive investments cause analysts to question whether this Chinese expansionism consti…

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