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Cotton, War and Growth in Chad (1960 - 2000)

"The growth experience of Chad provides a lot of lessons for understanding the political economy of African development. It was based for most of its post-colonial history on a heavily controlled and taxed export crop sector, whose evolution was in …

Outcomes of the Nairobi WTO 10th Ministerial Conference: Implications for the EAC Cotton Sector Development

The paper examines the outcomes of the World Trade Organization (WTO) 10th Ministerial Conference (MC10) in Nairobi, what is termed the Nairobi package (WTO, 2015). Specifically, we investigate the implications of the package for the cotton sector d…

How will the Adoption of the Nairobi WTO 10th Ministerial Conference decisions on Cotton Impact on the East African Community?

In December 2015, the World Trade Organization (WTO) held its 10th Ministerial Conference (MC10) in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting adopted the “Nairobi package” of decisions targeting agriculture, cotton and issues related to least-developed countries…

Chinese Investments: A Blessing for the Central African Economy? / Les investissements chinois, une aubaine pour l’économie centrafricaine?

China recently decided to invest $15 billion CFA francs in the Central African Republic to develop the cotton sector from the crop to the ginning and textiles industries. We analyze the economic impacts of such investment on the Central African Re…

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