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Multi-asset Deprivation and Pro-Poor Growth in Cameroon / Privations en Actifs des Ménages et Croissance Pro-pauvre au Cameroun

This study informs the different government ministries of the republic of Cameroon (Economy and Planning, Education, Health, and Agriculture) on the necessity to (a) define a more balance policy in terms of access to education and health infrastruct…

Exploring the Relationship between Trade Liberalization and Ethiopian Economic Growth

Theoretical and empirical economic literature has shown that the economic growth of countries is related to both liberalization and international trade integration. The main purpose of this study is to apply this knowledge to the Ethiopian case and …

Factors Affecting Savings as Means of Economic Growth in Ethiopia

Savings have always figured prominently in both theoretical analysis and policy design in both developed and developing economies. This prominence emanates from their assumed direct theoretical link to future economic growth and current expenditure …

The 'Containment Compact': The EU Migration 'Crisis' and African Complicity in Migration Management

In 2015 over 1 million people crossed the Mediterranean Sea from Africa in search of refuge and economic security in Europe. Nearly 4 000 died making the treacherous journey. Media images of dangerously overcrowded, rickety boats and dead bodies was…

In Quest of Inclusive Growth: Exploring the Nexus between Economic Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Tanzania

Tanzania’s impressive economic growth during the past decade has not resulted in significant poverty reduction. It is in that context that this study seeks to analyze the nexus between economic growth, employment and poverty in a manner that contr…

Contribution des Facteurs et de la Productivité Globale des facteurs à la Croissance Agricole au Maroc: une Evaluation comparée Intersectorielle et inter pays

Morocco's economic and social progress depends on growth objectives in agriculture, a priority sector in development strategies and policies. Moreover, the gains in total factor productivity are decisive for the improvement of the standard of living…

Avoiding the Resource Curse Dilemma: The Discovery of Oil and Gas in Uganda

Since 2006, Uganda has made several oil and gas discoveries and the government hopes that the development of the sector will transform Uganda from a low-income into an upper middle-income country by 2040 and from a net importer to a net exporter o…

State of Financial Cooperatives in Zambia: A Viable Option for Increasing Financial Inclusion?

This policy brief presents the summary findings of a study on Promoting Financial Cooperatives (FCs) in Zambia that was conducted between 2017 and 2018 with financial support from the Rural Finance Expansion Program (RUFEP), Ministry of Commerce Tra…

Abiy Ahmed’s ‘Medemer’ Reforms: Can it Ensure Sustainable Growth for Ethiopia and What are the Challenges Facing the New Government?

Since coming to power on April 2018, Dr. Abiy seems to be unstoppable, making the world headlines on many occasions. He has embarked the country on an ambitious and transformative project; he has freed thousands of prisoners and established a Reconc…

Impact of Credit and Training on Enterprise Performance: Evidence from Urban Ethiopia

This study evaluates the impact of business-development-support programs (credit, training, and a combination of both) on the performance of micro- and small enterprises (MSEs) in Ethiopia. Using 2015 Ethiopian urban survey data and employing endo…

Effets des Depenses Publiques sur la Croissance Economique dans la Sous-Region Cemac: une Analyse Comparative entre les Etats Fragiles et non Fragiles /Effects of Public Expenditure on Economic Growth in the CEMAC Sub-Region: A Comparative Analysis

English title translate as follows: Effects of Public Expenditure on Economic Growth in the Cemac Sub-Region: A Comparative Analysis between Fragile and Non-Fragile States. The CEMAC countries face enormous challenges in terms of economic growth. P…

Policy debate on 5 Socio-Economic Issues in Kenya: Elections 2017

One of the key drivers of economic growth is a strong education and effective provision of inclusive education is key in developing a just, secure and inclusive society. Governments should recognize factors that breed exclusion in access to educatio…

Boosting South Africa’s Economic Relations with the BRICS

South Africa should argue the case for stronger economic cooperation within the grouping, despite the challenges in intra-BRICS economic relations as was observed in the paper. Firstly, while it appears that financial cooperation, specifically with…

Les Conditions Économiques du Niger se Détériorent et Rendent les Citoyens Pessimistes / Niger's Deteriorating Economic Conditions make Citizens Pessimistic

The economic situation in Niger has experienced variations whose impact has been felt on the living conditions of the citizens. From 2012 to 2016, the growth rate of the Nigerian economy went from 11.8% to 5% with an average rate of 6.7%. This rate …

100 Propositions pour un Modèle de Développement National Durable, Juste, Inclusif et Innovant / 100 Proposals for a Sustainable, Inclusive National Development Model

For twenty years, Morocco has made major progress in a number of areas thanks to reforms, large scale construction policies and investment dynamics - the Kingdom has become one of the most successful countries in Africa and in the MENA region. Howev…

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 35

The first article is titled: 'Fall in GDP growth rate'. It discusses Nigeria’s economy which performed poorly and witnessed a second consecutive quarter of weakened growth as real GDP slowed to a year-on-year growth rate of 1.94% in the second quar…

Financing Local Governments in Uganda: An analysis of the Proposed National Budget FY 2019/20 and Proposals for Re-allocation

The study relied mainly on an extensive document review of all relevant budget documents focusing mainly on the Draft Estimates of Expenditure (Recurrent and Development) FY 2019/20. Identifying budget lines meant for LGs, was done through three sta…

The Impact of Infrastructure on Economic Growth in Botswana

This paper determined how infrastructure stock impacts long-term economic growth in Botswana using the ARDL framework. The infrastructure variables considered in the study are the number of health facilities (proxy for healthcare infrastructure), nu…

Nurturing the Seeds of Growth: Analysis of the 2020 National Budget

The 2020 Budget seeks to position Zambia for growth through stimulation of the domestic economy. It articulates a range of macroeconomic, fiscal and debt management, sectoral growth, climate change and social sector policies, strategies and interven…

Migration, Peace and Security: What Role for CSOs? Outcomes Report

On 9-10 October 2019, the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), and the Gorée Institute jointly organized a two-day multi-stakeholder dialogue on the theme…

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