March 2018

ISSUE 2 : ACET working in partnership to transform Africa today!

Africa’s infrastructure crossroads

Many African economies are seeing a boom in exports and economic growth is creating demand for energy and a range of services. But the region still has a large infrastructure deficit. This is now...

Time to focus on markets, not just productivity

Focusing on productivity rather than markets is akin to putting the locomotive behind instead of in front of the agricultural value chain. Recent research by ACET emphasises poorly functioning...

A step forward on the free movement of African talent

The CFTA agreement elevates issues already advanced under the Intra-African Talent Mobility Partnership Program (TMP). By the same token, signatory countries can learn a great deal from the effects...

President’s note

The signing by 44 African countries of an agreement to establish the Continental Free Trade Area is just a step towards realizing the dream of an economically integrated Africa, but offers hope for...

Contents of March Issue

President’s note

The signing by 44 African countries of an agreement to establish the Continental Free Trade Area is just a step towards realizing the dream of an economically integrated Africa, but offers hope...

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Adapt or die: African think tanks

After a raft of summits and multiple efforts to support the development of African think tanks, the dialogue is still focused on crisis. But think tanks can adapt to changes in the way the world...

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Events update

Youth employment, entrepreneurship and inclusive growth were the dominant themes of workshops organised by ACET during the first quarter of 2018. Other themes were governance of extractives and...

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Media monitoring report

Media interest in stories about ACET's activities and opinions continued to be strong internationally and locally during the first quarter of 2018. ACET was also mentioned in postings by major...

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Our social media footprint

We continued to increase our presence on social media into 2018 and recorded significant growth in activity during the first quarter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For the next quarter, we...

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African Transformation Today is edited by Dede Amanor-Wilks with Jason Thompson, Hardi Yakubu, John Osei, Percis Ofori and Glen Darby. Articles in this online magazine are peer reviewed.

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