Month: Apr 2013

structural transformation

Africa needs structural transformation not structural adjustment

The rationale for much of the current discourse of the “African Moment” and “Africa Rising” is clear.  Some of the fastest growing economies in the world are African. Africa has shown relative buoyancy in an era of economic crisis.  While global growth declined by 2.7% last year, Africa bucked the trend and grew at 5%.  …

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Counting matters! Statistics are the backbone of proper planning for Africa’s future

Africa over the past 20 year has moved from a position of Afro pessimism through Afro optimism to a state of Afro enthusiasm. In Africa, we all like it but we should also ask why the narrative has changed so drastically? Is the new narrative coming from Africa? Partly yes. However most of what we …

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