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AERC among Top Development Think Tanks Internationally in the 2016 Global Index

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 Hits:370

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) has again emerged among the very top International Development Think Tanks in the 2016 Global Index. It is listed first in this category in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and placed at position 26 globally.AERC is also separately listed among the top in other categories, including Top...

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Policy seminars discuss Service Delivery Indicators for improved outcomes in health and education

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 Hits:1397

Policy seminars discuss Service Delivery Indicators for improved outcomes in health and education

A two-day policy seminar was held in Nairobi to deliberate the Service Delivery Indicators (SDI) project, part of a large-scale research project conducted by AERC in partnership with the World Bank. Dubbed the Institutions and Service Delivery project, it started in the mid-2000s and later incorporated the William and Flora Hewlett...

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Inclusive Finance for Low Income Countries

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 Hits:1217

Inclusive finance is intended to enhance access to, and availability of financial services to the broadest segments of society at affordable terms. The segments are broad enough to include the youth, women, small farmers, small firms, small entrepreneurs, rural areas, etc. The available evidence is that finance and financial development...

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AERC attains maximum five star Transparency Award

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 Hits:1038

AERC attains maximum five star Transparency Award

  The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) has for the third time in a row been conferred the coveted supreme five (5) star rating by Transparify. Transparify recently launched a report on the financial transparency of 200 think tanks worldwide. This is an initiative devoted to advocating for greater think tank...

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Integrating African Markets: The Way Forward

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 Hits:1160

Integrating African Markets: The Way Forward

Most African markets are moving towards integration. Deepening regional integration in Africa is critical to maintaining economic competitiveness. Most assessment of the progress in regional integration in the continent has focused on market integration associated with trade in goods. Yet, regional integration, in its broadest terms, including goods, labour, and...

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China-Africa Economic Relations

China-Africa Relations

AERC aims to shed light on the existing and potential impacts of China and India on Sub Saharan Africa.

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Capital Flight from Africa

Capital flight is a major problem in Sub-Saharan Africa as it impacts negatively on capital scarce economies. 

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AERC Events

AERC Senior Policy Seminar XIX  Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, March 13-14, 2017  Read more

Theme: "Industrialization in Africa "   Read more

AERC Biannual Research Workshop Johannesburg, South Africa, June 4 - 8, 2017  Read more


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Capital Flight from Africa: Causes, effects and Policy Issues

This edited collection provides the most comprehensive analysis of capital flight from Africa, covering economic and institutional aspects, as..


Institutions and Service Delivery in Africa

Collected in this book are framework papers prepared for the collaborative research project on Institutions and Service  Delivery in Africa..


The Macroeconomics of Africa’s Recent Growth

This volume is drawn from final research papers developed under the auspices and support of the Thematic Research Programme of the African ..