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Inclusive Finance for Low Income Countries

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 Hits:409

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:318

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:460

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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AERC Board Treasurer appointed COO and Senior Vice-President of AfDB

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 Hits:2201

AERC Board Treasurer appointed COO and Senior Vice-President of AfDB

AERC Board Treasurer, Dr. Frannie Leautier has been appointed to the position of COO/Senior Vice-President of the African Development Bank Group. Dr. Leautier is currently the Chairperson and Co-Founding Partner of Mkopa Private Equity Fund, a private equity investment firm with focus in small and medium size enterprises in Sub-Saharan...

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Economic experts urge Africa to increase financial inclusion

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 Hits:664

Economic experts urge Africa to increase financial inclusion

Economic experts on March 22,2016 urged the African continent to embrace financial inclusion in order to spread economic growth benefits. African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) executive director Professor Lemma Senbet told journalists in Nairobi that Africa's high economic growth rates have not resulted in proportional reduction of poverty. "Through financial inclusion Africa will ensure...

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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 Biannual Research Workshop

Dakar, Senegal, December 4 - 8, 2016

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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..

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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..

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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 ..

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