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Trop Haut Trop Vite, Trop Fort? L’envolée du Prix des Minerais et des Métaux en Question / Too High, too Fast, too Loud? Questioning the Soaring Prices of Minerals and Metals

The prices of metals -most notably industrial metals- have risen significantly since January 2016, in contrast with 2014 and 2015, which were difficult years. This trend is due to substantial improvements in market fundamentals, both for demand an...

Too high, too Fast, too Loud? Questioning the Soaring Prices of Minerals and Metals

The prices of metals -most notably industrial metals- have risen significantly since January 2016, in contrast with 2014 and 2015, which were difficult years. This trend is due to substantial improvements in market fundamentals, both for demand ...

Co-Mouvements économiques dans les Pays de la Zone CFA: une Analyse par le Modèle Factoriel Dynamique généralisé/ Economic Co-Movements in the CFA Zone Countries: an Analysis by the Generalized Dynamic Factorial Model

The purposeof this paper is to verify whether the economic and monetary integration policies developed under the CFA area create co-movements of business cycles of member countries. Indeed, the synchronization of business cycles is a result which ...

Radical Economic Transformation

In a series of short op-ed articles, Ann Bernstein examines what Radical Economic Transformation could mean for South Africa. It’s important to ask who will pay for the radical interpretation of RET. Any economic strategy that increases expropriat...

Inclusive Economic Growth

In a series of op-eds in Business Day, Ann Bernstein has called for a new approach to making South Africa’s economy more inclusive. With ultra-high levels of unemployment, the current approach is to compensate people for their exclusion rather tha...

Macroeconomics Implications of Female Entrepreneurs Facing Financial Frictions to Access to Credit: A DSGE Model Approach in Cameroon

This research assesses the effects of financial frictions faced by female entrepreneurs on macroeconomics performances in Cameroon. We address this important issue, using a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium model with financial micro-founda...

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 manufacturi...

An Analysis of the Nigerian Economic Growth and Recovery Plan

This Policy Brief examines the response of the Nigerian government to the ongoing recession in the domestic economy, particularly in the context of the recently released Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) for 2017-2020. It also provides an a...

BIDPA Newsletter August 2015

"BIDPA Newsletter is produced by the BIDPA library and provides an update of research and consultancy projects, and other general activities. Over the years BIDPA has consolidated its position as a recognised think tank, and remains steadfast in ...

Eurobonds Repayment: Limiting the Risk of Default

"In recent years, the Zambian economy has been growing strongly and the country has increasingly been faced with the need to plug huge infrastructural gaps. However, the slowing down of bilateral and multilateral financing due to austerity measure...

Second-Hand Motor Vehicle Imports in Zambia: Juicing from lemons?

"The sustained positive growth of the Zambian economy has resulted in many shifts in consumption patterns of Zambian households. One notable change is the increased consumption of consumer durables, particularly motor vehicles. Motor vehicle owne...

Promoting job-rich urbanisation in Zambia

"Despite the country’s robust economic growth, evidence shows that its urban labor markets are not creating enough of the kinds of jobs that will propel inclusive growth and maximize Zambia’s “demographic dividend.” Real wages declined between 201...

Rethinking African Economic Policy Growth and Development Paradigms / Etat, politique technologique et croissance économique en Afrique: une étude comparative sur trois pays africains

"In general, this study aims to examine the conditions for sustainable economic growth and its sustainability through the role of the state and technological policy in Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Republic of Congo. More specifically, it is aimed a...

Tanzania Cluster Initiative Project: An Evaluation Report from the Eight Cluster Initiatives

"The report has categorized cluster initiatives into three major categories: the organic, engineered and re-engineered cluster initiatives. Generally we can say that during the 18 months of implementation clusters have shown positive development, ...

A Review of Uganda’s Tax Treaties and Recommendations for Action

A Comparative analysis of treaties signed by Uganda and other neighbouring countries, is used in this paper and this is combined with interviews conducted with government officials and private sector tax advisers, to assess whether Uganda’s netwo...

Amendments To The Companies Code And Proposals For Reform

"After diligent and excellent preparatory work by Professor L C B Gower, comprising a detailed explanatory report and draft legislation, the President and the National Assembly enacted the Companies Code. 1963 (Act 179).In this paper, we shall bri...

Preliminary Observations Of The Impact Of The Global Financial Crisis On The Ghanaian Economy

"The global financial crisis that emanated from the United States is the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This crisis started in late 2007 and intensified throughout 2008. From early 2008 onwards, the value of shares...

African Countries Should Control Their Economic Destiny And Not Mortgage It To Washington

"This Legislative Alert argues that neo-liberal “Washington Consensus (WC)” policies prescribed by the Bretton Woods Institutions (BWIs) to African countries receiving their financial assistance that favor free markets and private enterprise over ...

Agreeing To Disagree In The Interest Of Ghana

"Embedded in Ghana's multiparty democracy ushered in by the fourth Republican Constitution, 1992 is recognition of the idea that not all Ghanaians will share in the same political ideology on issues regarding how the country should be governed. A...

Determinants Of Economic Growth In Ghana

"An econometric analysis of the factors influencing long-run economic growth in Ghana since independence was undertaken using a variant of neo-classical growth model based on available data from 1966 to 2000. The dependent variable of this long-r...

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