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    Escaping the Fragility Trap? Why is it so hard to think constructively about fragile states?

Escaping the Fragility Trap? Why is it so hard to think constructively about fragile states?

Duncan Green reviews a new report from the International Growth Centre which examines how countries can escape the trap of fragility.

Just been reading the report of the ‘Commission on Fragility, Growth and Development’. Hosted by LSE and Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government; big name chairs (David Cameron, Donald Kaberuka and the LSE’s Adnan Khan). And I think it’s a bit […]

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    In need of realignment: Indian investments should match development cooperation initiatives in Africa

In need of realignment: Indian investments should match development cooperation initiatives in Africa

India’s lines of credit to Africa are not very well aligned with India’s private sector in the region. In fact, the role of the private sector is limited to that of a contractor in the whole process of the delivery of development cooperation writes Dr Malancha Chakrabarty.
After a long period of stagnation, many African countries experienced strong growth from mid-1990s. […]

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    How businesses in sub-Saharan Africa are adapting to climate change

How businesses in sub-Saharan Africa are adapting to climate change

Small firms that have faced repeated exposure to extreme climate events are more likely to develop adaptation responses, write Florence Crick and Shaikh Eskander.

 

Climate change poses increasing risks to economic growth and development across the world and particularly in developing countries. A critical issue is the extent to which private actors, and especially businesses, are able to adapt to […]

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    Egypt as No. 2: What’s next for Africa’s (new) second largest economy?

Egypt as No. 2: What’s next for Africa’s (new) second largest economy?

Commodity prices and fuel subsidies are two major challenges for Egypt, writes Julians Amboko.

 

Perhaps the best thing about Egypt’s emergence as Africa’s second largest economy, overtaking South Africa, is that it had nothing to do with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rebasing exercise ─ the periodic revision of GDP estimates, as done by Nigeria and Kenya in 2014, with […]

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    Economic emergence is the new target for African countries, but how can it be achieved?

Economic emergence is the new target for African countries, but how can it be achieved?

As African countries work towards the goal of achieving economic emergence, Daouda Sembene points out that the key challenge is developing a concrete action plan to shape reform.

While embracing the new Sustainable Development Goals last September in New York, a number of sub-Saharan African leaders were reminded of the painful reality that only their region failed to meet the […]

March 14th, 2016|Economics, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Senegal: Peer-learning to support reforms to become an emerging market economy

Senegal: Peer-learning to support reforms to become an emerging market economy

Ali Mansoor and Salifou Issoufou of the IMF discuss the challenges ahead as Senegal and other countries work towards becoming emerging economies.

Around forty developing countries in the world have sustained high growth rates since 1990 and have either become, or are well on the way to becoming, emerging market economies. In the process, not only have their per capita […]

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    What Museveni’s priorities must be if Uganda is to become middle income

What Museveni’s priorities must be if Uganda is to become middle income

Ugandans turned out to vote in the national elections on February 18, one of the main areas of interest for Ugandans in the run up to the 2016 elections was the state of the economy. The Electoral Commission has declared Yoweri Museveni the winner although to date, the opposition still disputes the results. Astrid Haas looks at the challenges […]

Africa at LSE Blog: Most Popular Posts of 2015

As the year draws to a close, it is normal to think back on how the year went. For those of us who work on the blog, we asked ourselves which articles our readers liked the most. We thought that you probably would like to know too! We hope you enjoy discovering a post you may have missed or […]

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    Book Review – Africa: Why Economists get it Wrong by Morten Jerven

Book Review – Africa: Why Economists get it Wrong by Morten Jerven

LSE’s Mollie Gerver says that Morten Jerven’s latest book Africa:Why Economists Get it Wrong is a “helpful reminder that policymakers should learn from economic trends, and not the trends of economists.”

A recent White House Press release states that “good governance” is the underpinning of economic growth in Africa. Elections should be transparent. Corruption should be tackled. Education should be […]

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    Disabling the Drivers of Unequal Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Disabling the Drivers of Unequal Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Fast growth and increasing levels of inequality have come to characterise many of sub-Saharan Africa’s economic success stories. Understanding the drivers of unequal growth will require looking beyond the narrative of a ‘resource curse’ and exploring macro-economic factors that may also be inhibiting effectiveness of antipoverty programming. In this blog, Dr Daouda Sembene explores the impact of the BWIs-sponsored Poverty […]

August 4th, 2015|Economics, Featured|0 Comments|

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