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Articles, papers, and other documents that provide diverse perspectives and insights on: the business, economic, and financial environments in African countries; aid; private capital flows; foreign & domestic investment; trade; etc.

 

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Africa: A historic opportunity - G8 Communique on Africa. 8 July 2005

 

G8 - Business Action for Africa summit - July 5-6

High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development. United Nations. 27-28 June 2005

Report of the Secretary-General on "Strengthening the role of the private sector and entrepreneurship in Financing for Development"

 

Africa Economic Summit. A call to action. 1-3 June 2005, Cape Town, South Africa

 

A Changing Continent: The Africa You Never See. Carol Pineau. Washington Post. April 17, 2005

Africa Open for Business. View the trailer of Carol Pineau's documentary on entrepreneurship in Africa.

AFRICA 2005. Corporate Council on Africa
Global Development Finance 2005: Mobilizing Finance and Managing Vulnerability
Easy Ways to Aid Africa. Sebastian Mallaby. Washington Post. March 21, 2005 

 

Transparency can alleviate poverty. George Soros. Financial Times. March 16 2005

 

Our Common Interest: The Report of the Blair Commission for Africa. 11 March 2005

Commentaries and critiques: The Blair Commission for Africa: Commentaries & Critiques

 

Striving for Good Governance in Africa - Synopsis of the African Governance Report 2005. Economic Commission for Africa

 

Africa’s Opportunity, the World’s Obligation. Op-ed by Gobind Nankani, World Bank Vice-President for the Sub-Saharan Africa Region.

 

Brain Drain and Capacity Building in Africa. Ainalem Tebeje.

A diaspora and its good deeds: by Clyde Sanger

 


G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, London - February 4-5, 2005

G7 opens door to full debt relief. February 07, 2005. IAfrica South African News.

Cancel Africa's debt, Mandela tells G7    G7 meeting likely to focus on Africa

Africa pins hopes on 'Marshall Plan'    Africa wants debt relief deal from G7

US wants African debt resolved - Brown   Call for 'Marshall Plan' for African poverty

G7 Nations Pledge Debt Relief for Africa. Reuters - Feb 5, 2005
G7 Launches Bid to Wipe Out Poor Nations' Debt.
February 06, 2005

Highlights - G7 news conference. Reuters. February 5, 2005.

Statement of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, London, 4-5 February 2005.
G7 Finance Ministers conclusions on development. February 5
, 2005.

Hoping for actions, not just words. Digest of Press Coverage -- World Bank Press Review, February 4, 2005

Africa and the G7. The Economist. February 3, 2005.


World Development Report 2005: A Better Investment Climate for Everyone - World Bank.

A Better Investment Climate for Everyone. Development OUTREACH (World Bank). March 2005.

Moving from Analysis to Action on Investment Climate Reform. Online Discussion. January 2005. World Bank Group.

How Investment Climate Assessments Influence Reform. Andrew Stone. World Bank. November 2004

Doing Business in 2005: Removing Obstacles to Growth. World Bank. September 2004. World Bank - Doing Business Website

Governance, Transparency and Private Investment in Africa. James J. Emery. International Finance Corporation. OECD-Africa Investment Roundtable. 19 November 2003

Administrative Barriers to Investment: Reducing Red Tape in Africa. James Emery and Melvin Spence. World Bank, Foreign Investment Advisory Service Occasional Paper No. 14. 2000

Administrative Barriers to Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries. J. Morisset and O. Lumenageso. World Bank Policy Research Paper, 2002.


The Washington Consensus is dead! Long live the meta-narrative! Simon Maxwell. January 2005. Overseas Development Institute (UK).

Redrafting the Reform Agenda. (The "Washington Consensus") Finance & Development. September 2003: Beyond the Washington Consensus, Jeremy Clift; From Reform Agenda to Damaged Brand Name, John Williamson (author of the term "Washington Consensus"); Latin America: Overcoming Reform Fatigue, Guillermo Ortiz (Governor of Mexico's central bank); Africa: Finding the Right Path, Trevor A. Manuel (South Africa's Minister of Finance).

 

Burying the "Washington Consensus". Xavier Cano Tamayo. February 26, 2003


The Rush to Regionalism: Sustainable Development and Regional/Bilateral Approaches to Trade and Investment Liberalization. Aaron Cosbey, Simon Tay, Hank Lim. International Institute for Sustainable Development. 2005.

 

Debt Relief, Sustainable Development and Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Sub Sahara Africa. Nguyuru H. I. Lipumba. Nov 04.

 

Private Capital Flows to Low-income Countries: Perception and Reality / Chapter 2 of the Canadian Development Report 2004. Matthew Martin with Cleo Rose-Innes.

Private Capital Flows to Africa: Perception and Reality. Nils Bhinda, Jonathan Leape, Matthew Martin, Stephany Griffith-Jones with Country teams led by Louis Kasekende, Charles Kimei, Stuart Kufeni and Austin Matale. FONDAD, The Hague, December 1999

Development Finance International / Debt Relief International Publications


Measure first, then cut. The Economist. 8 September 2004. A new study shows that bad regulations are a huge brake on global growth. But reforming or repealing them is easier than you think

 

Conflicts May Rob Africa of FDI in Oil Sector. 29 June 2004. This Day (Nigeria). The African region is taking a step up the ladder of priorities for foreign direct investment (FDI) especially in oil sector, but fears are rising that political and ethnic conflict will hinder progress.

 

African Union pursues stronger public-private sector partnership. 29 June 2004. The first AU-Private Sector Forum concluded on Sunday in Addis Ababa. The declaration emanating from the Forum, which will be presented to AU Heads of State next week at their annual summit, commended the Commission of the Africa Union and the ABR.

 

Declaration of the African Union-Private Sector Forum. Addis Ababa, 27 June 2004

 

37% of Africa's Wealth is Invested Outside the Continent - World Bank Specialist. 24 June 2004. allAfrica.com (Daily Trust, Nigeria)

 

Is Africa’s Skepticism of Foreign Capital Justified? Evidence from East African Firm Survey Data. 10 June 2004. Todd J. Moss, Vijaya Ramachandran and Manju Kedia Shah. Center for Global Development.

 

Irrational Exuberance or Financial Foresight? The Political Logic of Stock Markets in Africa. Todd Moss. Center for Global Development. In Sam Mensah & Todd Moss (eds.), African Emerging Markets: Contemporary Issues, Volume II, African Capital Markets Forum, Accra, forthcoming 2004.

 


The G8 & Africa -- G8 2004 Meeting, Sea Island (USA) -- Reports & Commentaries


G8 promises African debt relief. 11 June 2004. BBC News

 

Building a Better Africa. 9 June 2004. Thabo Mbeki. The Washington Post.

 

DATA Reacts to G8 Discussion of 100% Debt Relief From International Financial Institutions. DATA. 9 June 2004

 

U.S. Considers Forgiving Poor Nations' Debts. 9 June 2004. Paul Blustein and Mike Allen. The Washington Post.

 

Bush Backs UK Plan For Debt Relief. World Bank Press Review. 8 June 2004.

 

COMESA Summit calls for African integration. 9 June 2004

 

United We Stand: The Role of Organized Business in Development. 6 June 2004. Africa Economic Summit participants consider how best to support organized business in influencing the regulatory environment and best practices for public-private partnerships in Africa.

 

Chissano Urges World to Note Positive Changes in Africa. Participants hear of success stories and action plans on closing day of Africa Economic Summit. 4 June 2004. World Economic Forum.

 

Why Regional Integration Is Not a Solution to Africa's Underdevelopment. 4 June 2004. allafrica.com

 

Tearing down the barriers to foreign investment in Africa. 4 June 2004. Nasreen Seria. Business Day (South Africa). WEF summit ponders why African countries feature near the bottom of the rankings on global competitiveness.

 

Rating Plan Will Act As Sanction. 04 June 2004. Nasreen Seria. Business Day (South Africa). Business leaders said yesterday that a proposed rating system for African countries would act as a sanction for errant nations. This would force countries to toe the line in the absence of a formalized system under the New Partnership for African Development...

 

Enterprise in Africa will thrive when tangle of red tape is cut. 4 Jun 2004. Business Day (South Africa)
 

Project funding will 'snowball' - Erwin. 3 June 2004. Nasreen Seria. Business Day (South Africa). SA Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin was optimistic yesterday that the private sector's investment in infrastructure projects in Africa would "snowball" in coming years.

African 'No' to Stronger Peer Review. 3 June 2004. Business Day (South Africa). Rob Rose and Nasreen Seria. Call by business to rein in errant governments is dismissed by leaders. African leaders have dismissed calls for the continent's peer review mechanism to be given additional muscle to censure errant governments.

 

Africa Competitiveness Report 2004. World Economic Forum.

Press Release: Africa Competitiveness Report 2004 - Identifying Problems and Offering Solutions to Africa's Economic Performance. Press Release. 2 June 2004. World Economic Forum. Index ranks 25 African nations on competitiveness.

 

Africa Economic Summit 2004 : Engaging Business in Development. Maputo, Mozambique 2-4 June 2004. Press Releases, Session Summaries, Etc.

 

What’s Holding Back Africa’s Growth?  World Economic Forum. 03 June 2004

 

African Leadership for Tomorrow. World Economic Forum. 03 June 2004

 

Commission for Africa: "No Place to Hide". 03 June 2004. allAfrica.com

 

WEF Report Says Africa's Growth Was Worst Economic Tragedy Of 20th Century. World Bank Press Review. 03 June 2004.

 

Corrupters Should be Punished Too, Says South African Finance Minister: Companies involved in corruption should be "named and shamed". World Economic Forum. 03 June 2004.

 

Aspirations Over Africa's Future: African leaders at Africa Economic Summit 2004 express hopes for continent's future. World Economic Forum. 03 June 2004.

 

World Resources 2002-2004: Decisions for the Earth: Balance, voice, and power. World Resources Institute.

 

African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings 2004 25 - 26 May 2004 Kampala, Uganda

Statement by Omar Kabbaj, President of the ADB Group at the Opening Session

 

ECA Conference of Ministers: 18 - 22 May 2004, Kampala, Uganda - Press Releases, etc.

 

Sartorial Snag (AGOA - African Growth and Opportunity Act). May 31, 2004. Sebastian Mallaby. The Washington Post.

 

Privatisation: APN Targets Africans in Diaspora. May 28, 2004. allAfrica.com

 

Botswana: Emerging Capital Markets in Africa Hailed. May 26, 2004. Kabo Mokgoabone. allAfrica.com

 

African Development Report 2004. May 2004. African Development Bank


Press Release: African Economies Register Highest Growth in four Years as World Economy Recovers. 25 May 2004. 

 

African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings 2004 25 - 26 May 2004 Kampala, Uganda

Statement by Omar Kabbaj, President of the ADB Group at the Opening Session

 

Debt Relief for the Poorest Countries. 25 May 2004. DATA (Debt - AIDS - Trade - Africa). Background on the the Heavily Indebted Poor Country Initiative (HIPC), progress to date and recommendations for the future.

 

AIDS, MCA and Other Core Accounts. 25 May 2004. DATA (Debt - AIDS - Trade - Africa). A summary of key financing requests from within the President's Foreign Operations request of $21.3 billion.

 

Companies 'Shirking' their NEPAD Obligations. 24 May 2004. Rob Rose. Business Day (South Africa).

 

Nigeria: Obasanjo Woos British Investors. May 19, 2004. Franklin Alli. allAfrica.com.

 

Addressing Nigeria's Economic Problems and the Islamist Terrorist Threat. 19 May 2004. Ariel Cohen and Brett D. Schaefer. Heritage Foundation

 

Governance Redux: The Empirical Challenge. 2004. D. Kaufmann. [Chapter in Global Competitiveness Report 2003-2004, World Economic Forum].

 

Capital Market and Financial Sector Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. March 2004. Paul V. Applegarth. A Report of the Africa Policy Advisory Panel, Center for Strategic and International Studies.

 

World Development Report 2005: Improving the Investment Climate for Growth and Poverty Reduction. World Bank. Consultative draft: open for comments May 19 to June 16. Final draft due in September.

 

ECA Conference of Ministers: 18 - 22 May 2004, Kampala, Uganda - Press Releases, etc.

 

Africa Needs to Remove Obstacles to Trade, Says Amoako. 18 May 2004. African countries must do more to maximize the benefits of trade for development, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), K.Y. Amoako, said today. Full text of his speech  Issue paper
 

ECA Conference of Ministers. "Mainstreaming Trade Policy in National Development Strategies".18 - 22 May 2004, Kampala, Uganda

 

Ministers to Discuss Trade Policy and Development Agenda in Africa. African ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will meet in Kampala, Uganda, May 21-22, to discuss how best to maximize the contribution of trade to national economic growth and the obstacles to Africa's participation in global trade.

 

Economic Report on Africa 2004: Unlocking Africa's Trade Potential in the Global Economy. UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA)

 

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics in Europe:"Doha, Monterrey and Johannesburg: Are We On Track?". Papers & Videos. May 10-11, 2004. Brussels, Belgium.

 

Development Aid is Melting Away: Wolfensohn. World Bank. May 12, 2004

Go For Local Investment. Editorial. 10 May 2004. The East African

 

Nigerians In Diaspora Critical To FDI. 11 May 2004. Economic experts, private sector leaders and others who converged at  the Pan-African University, Lekki, Lagos, recently, concurred that Nigerians in the diaspora are a critical factor in the federal 
government's efforts towards seeking foreign direct investments (FDI) into the country.

 

Sovereign Credit Ratings for Sub-Saharan Africa. The Bureau of African Affairs, US Department of State.

 

Statement by Omar Kabbaj, President of the African Development Bank Group at the Francophonie Symposium on Access to International Finance. Paris, France. 07 May 2004.

 

New MCC Aid Chief says Development Aid to Support Policy Reforms. 07 May 2004

 

Press Release: The Millennium Challenge Corporation Names MCA Eligible Countries. May 06 2004. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

MCC/MCA Documents

 

Stitched Up: How rich-country protectionism in textiles and clothing trade prevents poverty alleviation. 6 May 2004. Oxfam.

 

Africa: Deepening Regional Integration. 06 May 2004. Development Policy Management Forum

 

Growth & Forgiveness Hold Key To Debt Debate. World Bank, May 05, 2004

 

Debt in Developing Countries: Emerging Challenges. World Bank, May 05, 2004

 

Bank and Fund Plan Debt Sustainability Framework. World Bank, May 05, 2004

 

Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative—Statistical Update

IMF/World Bank Report. March 31, 2004

 

Debt Sustainability in Low-Income Countries—Proposal for an Operational Framework and Policy Implications. IMF/World Bank Report. February 3, 2004

 

How Wall Street can aid the poor of the world. 30 April 2004. Nancy Birdsall and Todd Moss. Center for Global Development

 

Extending AGOA Called Vital to Africa's Prosperity. 30 April 2004. Bruce Greenberg

 

2004 Commitment to Development Index Rankings: Defining Global Leadership. April 28, 2004. Policy Seminar Transcripts. Center for Global Development and FOREIGN POLICY Magazine

 

Ranking the Rich 2004. Center for Global Development and FOREIGN POLICY Magazine. The second annual CGD/FP Commitment to Development Index ranks 21 rich nations on how their policies—from aid and trade to environment and security—help or hinder progress among the world's poor countries.

 

Delivering on Debt Relief: Finishing the Job HIPC Started. 22 April 2004. Roundtable Transcripts. Center for Global Development.

 

Capital Plus: The Challenge of Development in Development Finance Institutions. 2004. The Aspen Institute

 

Press Briefing on Global Development Finance 2004: Harnessing Cyclical Gains for Development. World Bank. Apr 19, 2004

 

Global Development Finance 2004

 

Africa: Private Capital Flows Return To A Few Developing Countries As Aid Flows To Poorest Rise Only Slightly. World Bank. Apr 19, 2004

 

NEPAD Business Update. 13 April 2004

 

African Development Indicators 2004 - News Release. 7 April 2004. The World Bank.

African Development Indicators 2004
 

Ad-Hoc Expert Group Meeting on Financing Regional Integration in Africa. 6 - 7 April 2004, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA)
 

US Dept of State - Top US Aid Priorities: Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Ethiopia, AIDS. 02 April 2004.

 

 

Carving a Place for Africa’s Emerging Capital Markets in a Globalized World. Opening Address by Mr. Patrick Asea, Director, Economic and Social Policy Division of the ECA.

 

Finance & Development - March 2004. IMF

Global Finance: Past and Present. Alan M. Taylor

The IMF's Independent Evaluation Office (IEO):

Evaluating the Evaluator

Appraising the IMF's Performance
 

NEPAD Business Update. 29 March 2004.

 

AGOA III: The United States Africa Partnership Act of 2003. 25 March 2004. Alan P. Larson, Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs, US State Department. Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

 

Senate Leader Pleads for Passage of Third Africa Trade Bill. 25 March 2004. Jim Fisher-Thompson. US State Department, Washington File. Action on AGOA III urgent. Passage of an expanded African Growth and Opportunity Act is extremely timely and should be concluded by Congress before September 30, recently said Senator Dick Lugar, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.


A Fair Globalization - Creating Opportunities for All. March 2004. Report of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization. International Labour Organization (ILO).
 

Rights-based development and the role of business. 30 March 2004. Speech by Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director of Oxfam International at the FEDERE conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and Development, Paris

 

The Effectiveness of Promotion Agencies at Attracting Foreign Direct Investment. 2004. Jacques Morisset and Kelly Andrews-Johnson. The World Bank.

 

Corporate Council Leader Outlines Successes, New Priorities. 24 March 2004. Tamela Hultman.

PanAfrica: Meeting Aims to Give African Business Voice in WTO Negotiations. 22 March 2004. Wendy Lubetkin. Conference seeks to increase dialogue between negotiators, business people.

 

Trade and Development: Current Issues and Suggestions. 22 March 2004. Discussion Paper, Third World Network. Informal hearings of civil society on financing for development.

 

NEPAD Business Update. 15 March 2004.

 

Micro-Finance and ICTs: Exploring Mutual Benefits and Synergy. EM Wires, 15 March 2004.

 

African Countries Need AGOA Action Plan. 12 March 2004. Charles W. Corey. US State Department, Washington File.

 

United States Economic and Trade Policy in the Middle East. 10 March 2004. Alan Larson, Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs,  US State Department. Testimony before the Senate Finance Committee, Washington, DC.

 

FC Outlook on Morocco Revised to Positive; 'BB/B' FC Ratings Affirmed. 08 March 2004. Standard & Poor's.

 

Burkina Faso Rated 'B/B' With Stable Outlook. 05 March 2004. Standard & Poor's.

 

B-SPAN Interviews Kwesi Botchwey. 05 March 2004. The World Bank. In this interview, Kwesi Botchwey, Executive Chairman of the African Development Policy Ownership Initiative, described his perspectives on development, Africa, and the World Bank.

 

Plunder and Profit. 03 March 2004. David Moberg. In These Times. The IMF and World Bank continue to push privatization, in spite of its massive failures

 

Africa Overview. 02 March 2004. Testimony of Constance B. Newman, Assistant Administrator for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development, before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate.

 

US Trade Policy - 2004 Agenda & 2003 Annual Report. 01 March 2004. Robert B. Zoellick. United States Trade Representative

 

Domestic Debt Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. March 2004. Jakob E. Christensen. International Monetary Fund.

 

NEPAD Business Update. 01 March 2004

 

World Bank and Donors Must Change to Reach MDGs. 01 March 2004. Jeff Sachs (UN Special Advisor). For developing countries to achieve the MDGs, the World Bank must better represent them before the donor community.

 

Debt-for-AIDS Swaps. UNAIDS Policy Information Brief. February 2004.

 

Economic Development in Africa: Trade Performance and Commodity Dependence - UNCTAD. February 2004.

 

Economic Freedom of the World: 2003 Annual Report. Economic Freedom Network, The Fraser Institute

 

Burkina Faso Rated 'B/B' With Stable Outlook; 100th Sovereign Rating Worldwide. Standard & Poor's. 05 March 2004

 

The WTO and the Poorest Countries: The Stark Choices. March 2004. Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian. World Bank/IMF

 

NEPAD Business Update. 01 March 2004

 

Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor. UNDP, 01 March 2004

 

eAfrica - February 2004

Enough Promises, Africa Needs To Set Priorities 
A Business Vision for Africa 
The Surveys Behind "A Business Vision for Africa" 
Portraits of Graft In the Moi Era 
Africa’s Top Priorities: What The Surveys Say 
Growth Priorities for Nepad 
Freeing Business From A Tangle of Red Tape 
Africa Needs Its Own G8 Now

 

Credit Rating Critical for Africa's Development, Senior UN Official Tells New York Business Forum. UNDP, 26 February 2004

UN development official calls for expanding credit ratings in Africa to boost investment. 26 February 2004

 

Press Release - Blair Launches Commission for Africa. 26 February 2004. Department for International Development, UK

 

Blair launches Africa commission. BBC News, 27 February 2004. Tony Blair is to set up a commission for Africa which will look at ways to resolve the continent's major problems.

 

ECA Press Release: Blair Africa Commission 'A Chance to Move from Rhetoric to Action'. 04 March 2004. ECA's Executive Secretary, K.Y. Amoako, believes the new Commission for Africa launched by British Prime Minister Tony Blair offers an opportunity to move from rhetoric to action.

 

US House of Representatives Hearing: U.S. Foreign Assistance After September 11th: Major Changes, Competing Purposes and Different Standards—Is There an Overall Strategy? February 26, 2004. Transcripts: Hearing Notice, Hon. Henry J. Hyde, Ms. Mary McClymont, Patrick Cronin, Ph.D., Lael Brainard, Ph.D., Mr. Steven Radelet, Ms. Helle Dale (presenting statement of Marc A. Miles, Ph.D.)

 

Privatisation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Where Do We Stand? 24-Feb-2004. Jean-Claude Berthélemy, Céline Kauffmann, Marie-Anne Valfort, Lucia Wegner. OECD. This study spotlights the progress made in the region’s privatisation effort over the last decade.

 

World Bank hears how to accelerate Africa's development. 24 February 2004. NEPAD Business Group. What can be done to accelerate Africa's development? This question was raised - and answered -by Prof. Wiseman Nkuhlu, Chairman of the NEPAD Steering Committee, at a meeting of the World Bank Executive Directors, Africa, in Washington on 19 February 2004.

 

Strict New Rights Test for Africa's Revival Bid. Jonathan Katzenellenbogen. Business Day (South Africa), 18 February 2004. Seventeen leaders sign new bid to instil good governance on continent. African leaders meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, at the weekend claimed a breakthrough in their long-stated goal of submitting their nations' governance and human rights records to review.

 

Can Peer Review Work in Africa?. BBC News. 17 Feb 2004. African leaders now have a new mechanism for monitoring each other's progress towards political and economic reform but can it work?

 

Good Governance and Development in Africa: A Critical Nexus. K. Y. Amoako, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa. 5th Andrew Young Lecture, Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, Washington, D.C. 18 February 2004.

 

The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa. Address by K. Y. Amoako, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa, at the Development Studies Centre, Dublin, Ireland, 03 February 2004.

 

Policy Reform and Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Absolute Progress but Relative Decline. January 2004. Elizabeth Asiedu. Development Policy Review.

 

Corruption and Firm Performance in Africa. John McArthur and Francis Teal. CGSD Working Paper, January 2004

 

Addressing Global Poverty: Perspectives of the World Business Community. Dec 2003. Committee for Economic Development.

Reducing Global Poverty: Engaging the Global Enterprise. July 2003. Committee for Economic Development

A Shared Future: Reducing Global Poverty. 2003. Committee for Economic Development

Reducing Global Poverty: The Role of Women in Development. 2003. Committee for Economic Development

 

Africa's private sector has duty to NEPAD. Dec 22 2003.  Dianna Games. Business Day (South Africa)

 

Private sector is key to success, NEPAD advised. Oct 29 2003. Sello Motseta.  Business Day (South Africa)

 

Rival NEPAD business groups edge closer. Dec 10 2003. Jonathan Katzenellenbogen. Business Day (South Africa)

 

Making NEPAD Africa's Marshall Plan. Dec 04 2003. Kuseni Dlamini. Business Day (South Africa)

 

Africa Investment Roundtable: Actions for a Positive Investment Environment in Africa to Promote Development. 19 November 2003. OECD-NEPAD Statement (Africa Investment Roundtable: OECD, NEPAD, World Bank and African Development Bank)

 

Regional Integration, FDI, and Competitiveness: the Case of SADC. 19 November 2003. Andrea E. Goldstein. OECD Development Center. OECD-Africa Investment Roundtable Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

The Economic Paradox of Ghana's Poverty. Michael M. Weinstein. Financial Times, November 10, 2003.

 

Proceedings - Fifth Annual Africa Development Finance Conference. 8-9 October 2003, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

The IMF and the Millennium Goals. Failing to deliver for low income countries. Oxfam. 17 September 2003

 

Fitch Assigns ‘B+’ Rating to Cape Verde. September 10 2003. Virtual Cape Verde

 

Making the Millennium Challenge Account Work for Africa. Lael Brainard & Allison Driscoll. September 2003. Brookings Institution

 

Africa and the World Bank : A Partnership for Development. World Bank. September 2003.

 

Fiscal Sustainability in African HIPC Countries: A Policy Dilemma? September 2003. Annalisa Fedelino and Alina Kudina.  International Monetary Fund. The link between fiscal policy and debt sustainability in a number of African countries participating in the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative.

 

Finance & Development (Special Focus: "Redrafting the Reform Agenda"), September 2003. IMF/World Bank.

 

Challenges and Prospects of e-Commerce in Africa: The need for strategic alliances and collaboration. Fall 2003. Chimera. Alice P. Shemi and Beatrice A. S. Magembe.

 

Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and African Development. Charles D. Jebuni, Centre for Policy Analysis, Ghana. August 2003.

 

Special Reports: USA-Africa: Doing Business in Africa; NEPAD-MCA on Collision Course? African Business. 2003. Interview, Stephen Hayes, President, Corporate Council on Africa

 

Foreign Investment on Africa's Agenda: NEPAD Aims to Attract a Larger Share of Global Capital Flows. Ernest Harsch. Africa Recovery, July 2003.

 

Next Steps for U.S. Africa Policy: A Debrief of President Bush's Trip to Africa. Center for Global Development. July 2003

 

Analysis of Bush's Trip to Africa. Susan E. Rice. 12 July 2003. Brookings Institution.

 

The Surprise Party: An Analysis of US ODA Flows to Africa. M. P. Goldstein & T. J. Moss. July 2003. Center for Global Development

 

The Millennium Development Goals, Capacity Building, and the Role of the IMF. June 2003. Dalia S.Hakura, Saleh M. Nsouli. IMF Institute

 

The Doha Development Agenda: Selected Issues of Concern to Africa at the Fifth WTO Ministerial Conference. African Economic Research Consortium. June 2003

 

Global Competitiveness and Regional Market Integration. USAID Regional Center for Southern Africa. June 2003

 

Boosting Africa’s Agricultural Trade. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on International Relations, US House of Representatives. 24 June 2003.

 

Governing Nigeria: Continuing Issues After The Elections. June 2003. D. West. World Peace Foundation.

 

The Doha Development Agenda: Selected Issues of Concern to Africa at the Fifth WTO Ministerial Conference. June 2003. African Economic Research Consortium.

 

Trading Up: Strengthening the Development Potential of AGOA. June 2003. Center for Global Development.

 

Secretary Colin L. Powell’s Keynote Address to Corporate Council on Africa's 2003 U.S.-Africa Business Summit. June 27, 2003.

 

Remarks by President Bush to the Corporate Council on Africa's U.S.-Africa Business Summit. June 26, 2003.

 

Foreign direct investment and the World Trade Organization (WTO): myths and realities. 17 June 2003. OXFAM. Speech by Kevin Watkins for the WTO Public Symposium ‘Challenges ahead on the road to Cancun’.

 

Challenging Foreign Aid: A Policymaker's Guide to the Millennium Challenge Account. Steve Radelet. May 2003. Center for Global Development

 

The Other War: Global Poverty and the Millennium Challenge Account. 2003. Lael Brainard, Carol Graham, Nigel Purvis, Steven Radelet, and Gayle Smith. Brookings Institution/Center for Global Development.

 

The Role of Infrastructure in the Development and Integration of Africa. A Report on the conference held at the United Nations University, Tokyo. 13 May 2003. 2003 Africa Day Symposium

 

The Role of Infrastructure in the Development and Integration of Africa. A Report on the conference held at the United Nations University, Tokyo. 13 May 2003. 2003 Africa Day Symposium

 

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD): Opportunities and Challenges. April 2003. Norbert Funke, Saleh M. Nsouli. IMF Institute
 

Economic Freedom: The Path to African Prosperity. B. Schaefer. Heritage Foundation. February 2003

 

Africa: Promoting Economic Development and Political Stability. B. Schaefer. Heritage Foundation. 2003

 

2003 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa and Implementation of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act. Office of the US Trade Representative.

 

Global Competitiveness and Regional Market Integration. USAID Regional Center for Southern Africa. June 2003

 

Botswana President Says Peace, Security Key to Attracting Investment to Africa, Asia Africa Intelligence Wire, June 25, 2003. Excerpt

 

Don't Over Rely On FDI. Eric Gichira. Accra Mail, March 31, 2003

 

African Stock Exchanges Attractive For Investors, Experts Tell Wall Street. United Nations Development Programme. April 16, 2003

 

Africa 'Best for Investment'.  BBC News. April 8, 2003. A World Bank report shows that the rate of return on foreign direct investment in Sub-Saharan Africa was higher than any other region in the world in 2002.

 

Dar Es Salaam Tells African Americans: Come and Retire Here. The East African, March 31, 2003

 

Governance: A Moment of Hope and Opportunity. Callisto Madavo (Vice-President, Africa Region, World Bank), The Nation (Kenya), 23 February 2003.

 

Privatization in Africa: What Has Happened? What is to be Done? John Nellis. February 2003. Center for Global Development.

 

Adventure Capitalism: Globalization and the Political Economy of Stock Markets in Africa. Todd Moss. February 2003. Palgrave MacMillan.

 

Fighting Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa—Can We Win the War? Martin Whitehead. PriceWaterhouseCoopers. 2003

 

Challenges to Private Investment in the Middle East North Africa Region …and what the World Bank is Doing. Mustapha K. Nabli, Chief Economist, Middle East North Africa Region, World Bank, February 5, 2003

 

Developing Countries: Victims or Participants - Their Changing Role in International Negotiations. 2003. Sheila Page. Overseas Development Institute (UK). Globalisation and Poverty Programme.

 

FDI to Africa: The Role of Price Stability and Currency Instability. January 2003. Kenneth Rogoff, Carmen Reinhart.

 

Flow of Foreign Direct Investment to Hitherto Neglected Developing Countries. Oluyele Akinkugbe. January 2003. UNU World Institute For Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER)

 

Foreign Direct Investment in Southern Africa: Determinants, Characteristics and Implications for Economic Growth and Poverty Alleviation. Carolyn Jenkins And Lynne Thomas. October 2002. CSAE CREFSA. University Of Oxford; London School Of Economics. Discussion Paper No. 2003/02

 

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African Entrepreneurship and Private Sector Development. African Development Perspectives Yearbook, 2002/2003. Institute for World Economics and International Management, University of Bremen

 

The Determinants of International Capital Flows and Implications for Pro-Poor Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Globalisation and Poverty Research Programme (Gapresearch.com)

 

Private Capital Flows To Sub-Saharan Africa. Oliver Morrissey. Contribution to DBSA Development Report 2003: Finance for Development: Enhancing the role of private finance. This paper reports on trends and levels of capital inflows and the volatility of such inflows from a sample of 26 sub-Saharan African countries between 1970-1997.

 

Attracting Foreign Private Capital to African Countries. Oliver Morrissey. Contribution to DBSA Development Report 2003: Finance for Development: Enhancing the role of private finance.

 

Private Capital Inflows and Macroeconomic Stability in Sub-Saharan African Countries. Miyuki Shibata and Oliver Morrisey. Examines the macroeconomic policy implications for managing volatile capital inflows, beginning with a brief view of theories of currency crises in the light of the East Asian financial crisis.

 

Low Investment is not the Constraint on African Development. S. Devarajan, W. R. Easterly, H. Pack. October 2002. Center for Global Development.

 

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development: An African Initiative. Transcript. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on International Relations, US House of Representatives. 18 September 2002.

 

Achieving MDGs in Africa - Progress, Prospects, and Policy Implications. June 2002. A Global Poverty Report, prepared by the African Development Bank.

 

Global Foreign Direct Investment Flows: The Role Of Governance Infrastructure. Steven Globerman & Daniel Shapiro. May 2002.

 

Regional Integration in Africa. May 2002. OECD.

 

Financing Africa's Development: Can Aid Dependence Be Avoided? Kwasi Anyemedu. Paper presented at the Conference on Africa and the Development Challenges of the New Millennium, Accra, Ghana. 23-26 April 2002.

 

On the Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment to Developing Countries: Is Africa Different? Elizabeth Asiedu. World Development. 2002.
 

Obasanjo Says Africa Is Not Risky. Abhik Kumar Chanda. Business Day (South Africa), April 17 2002.

 

Shaping the Enabling Environment for Private Financial Flows in Africa: A Governance Perspective. Kempe Ronald Hope, UN-ECA. DAC Development Partnerships Forum, Paris, France. 27-28 February, 2002

 

Defining Priorities for Regional Integration: Report of the Third African Development Forum (ADF III). Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). 03 - 08 March 2002. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

NEPAD A New Dawn For Africa? CEOs' Views on the Chances of a Successful African Development Initiative. PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2002.

 

Perceptions of Business and Governance in Africa: A Survey of Eight Countries. Arthur A. Goldsmith. African Economic Policy. Discussion Paper Number 82. September 2001. Equity and Growth through Economic Research (EAGER) Project, United States Agency for International Development.

 

Building the Private Sector in Africa: To Reducing Poverty and Improve People's  Lives. International Finance Corporation. 2001

 

Trends in Private Investment in Developing Countries Statistics for 1970-2000 and the Impact on Private Investment of Corruption and the Quality of Public Investment. Stephen S. Everhart and Mariusz A. Sumlinski. IFC Discussion Paper. September 2001.
 

Kinks In The Links: Financial Intermediation For Africa’s Poor. August 2001. Jay K. Rosengard. African Economic Policy Discussion Paper Number 84. Equity and Growth through Economic Research (EAGER) Project, United States Agency for International Development.

 

The Foreign Direct Investment Environment in Africa. 2001. Miria Pigato. Africa Region Working Paper Series No.15. World Bank.

Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Old Tales and New Evidence. Miria Pigato. Africa Region Working Paper Series No. 8. November 2000

 

Business Environment and Investment in Africa - AERC Plenary Session - May 1999. Journal of African Economies, September 2001, Volume 10, Suppl. 2. Conference Papers

 

Firm Size and the Business Environment: Worldwide Survey Results. Mirjam Schiffer and Beatrice Weder. IFC Discussion Paper. August 2001. 
 

A Global Partnership for African Economic Development. Horst Köhler, IMF Managing Director. July 16, 2001.
 

Leapfrogging? India's Information Technology Industry and the Internet. Robert R. Miller. IFC Discussion Paper. May 2001.

 

Investing in Africa. Africana.com. 02 May 2001

 

Spillover Effects of Investment and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. Robin M. Grier. Department Of Economics, University Of Oklahoma. April 2001

 

The Best Possible Investment in Africa. Jeffrey Sachs. New York Times. February 10, 2001

 

An Overview of Ethiopia's Investment Climate and Opportunities. Tadesse Haile, Ethiopian Investment Authority, January 2001.

 

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The Development of Capital Markets and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Ghana. February 2001.  African Economic Policy Discussion Paper Number 80. Sam Q. Ziorklui, in Collaboration with Lemma W. Senbet, Philip Fanara, Jr., William Barbee, Jr., Kofi Osei, Fritz Gockel, John Kwakye, John Aheto, Ekow Afedzie, and Anthony Doku. Discussion Paper 80. Equity and Growth through Economic Research (EAGER) Project, United States Agency for International Development.

 

Capital Market Development and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Tanzania. February 2001. Sam Q. Ziorklui, in Collaboration with Lemma W. Senbet, Abdiel G. Abayo, Flora Musonda, Bartholomew Nyagetera, Longinus Rutasitara, and Gabriel D. Kitua. African Economic Policy Discussion Paper Number 79. Equity and Growth through Economic Research (EAGER) Project, United States Agency for International Development.

 

Globalization and the WTO Agreement on Financial Services in African Countries. December 2000. Michael J. Isimbabi. Equity and Growth through Economic Research (EAGER) Project, United States Agency for International Development.

 

Foreign and Local Investment in East Africa: Interactions and Policy Implications. December 2000. Lucie C. Phillips, Marios Obwona, Margaret McMillan, with Aloys B. Ayako. Equity and Growth through Economic Research (EAGER) project. United States Agency for International Development.

 

Financial Determinants of Domestic Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Panel Data. Leonce Ndikumana. World Development, February 2000.

 

Capital Flows and Growth in Africa. 2000. UNCTAD

 

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Africa Competitiveness Report: Why Africa? Stephen A. O’Connell. Wharton Africa Forum, November 18, 2000.

 

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Capital Markets, Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth and Economic Growth - A challenge for Africa. Charles Mate. 05 October 2000. Annual African Investment Conference Exhibition. ACIA - Graduate School of Business, University of Stellenbosch.

 

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Paths Out Of Poverty: The Role Of Private Enterprise in Developing Countries. International Finance Corporation, 2000

 

Intra-regional Private Capital Flows in Eastern and Southern Africa. Lynne Thomas and Jonathan Leape, CREFSA and Nils Bhinda and Matthew Martin, DFI. August 2000.

 

Administrative Barriers to Foreign Investment: Reducing Red Tape in Africa. Occasional Papers. Foreign Investment Advisory Service. June 2000. James Emery, Melvin T. Spence, Louis T. Wells, Jr., Timothy S. Beuhrer
 

The African Economic Renaissance: Making It Happen. 21 June 2000. Southern Africa Economic Summit 2000.

The Keys to an African Economic Renaissance. May 2000. Brett D. Schaefer. Ariel Cohen and Brett D. Schaefer. Heritage Foundation

 

Making Africa More Attractive to Business. 29 January 2000. World Economic Forum. Annual Meeting 2000

 

Democratization and Investment Climate in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mohammad Ahmad Wali. 2000

 

Private Capital Flows to Africa: Perception and Reality. Nils Bhinda, Jonathan Leape, Matthew Martin, Stephany Griffith-Jones with Country teams led by Louis Kasekende, Charles Kimei, Stuart Kufeni and Austin Matale. Forum on Debt and Development (FONDAD), The Hague, December 1999.

 

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Asymmetric Regionalism In Sub-Saharan Africa: Where Do We Stand?. November 8, 1999. Olivier Cadot, Jaime de Melo, Marcelo Olarreaga.

 

Globalization and Liberalization of Markets: Prospects for African Exports. 1999. UN Economic Commission for Africa.

 

Regional Integration and Cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Are Formal Trade Agreements the Right Strategy? Steven Radelet, Harvard Institute for International Development. African Economic Policy Paper. Discussion Paper Number 20, July 1999. Equity and Growth through Economic Research (EAGER) Project. United States Agency for International Development.

 

Financial Intermediation for the Poor: Survey of the State of the Art. Eric R. Nelson. July 1999. Discussion Paper 10. Equity and Growth through Economic Research (EAGER) Project. United States Agency for International Development

 

Business and UN Promote Foreign Investment in Africa. 5 July 1999. International Chamber of Commerce.

 

Business Helps to Boost Investment in Africa. 20 January 1999. International Chamber of Commerce.

 

Does ‘Grease Money’ Speed Up the Wheels of Commerce? April 1999. D. Kaufmann and S. J. Wei. National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 7093.

 

The Search for the Key: Aid, Investment , and Policies in Africa. March 1999. David Dollar and William Easterly. World Bank

 

Foreign Direct Investment and its Determinants in Emerging Economies. Saskia K.S. Wilhelms. African Economic Policy Paper Discussion Paper Number 9. July 1998. Equity and Growth through Economic Research (EAGER) Project. United States Agency for International Development.

 

Enhancing the Investment Environment in Africa. Global Coalition for Africa. 1998

 

Geography, Demography, and Economic Growth in Africa. October 1998. David E. Bloom and Jeffrey D. Sachs. Harvard Institute for International Development. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 2:207-295, 1998.

 

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Africa on the Move: Attracting Private Capital to a Changing Continent. Callisto Madavo & Jean-Louis Sarbib

Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Rhetoric and Reality. Paul Bennell
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How Can Sub-Saharan Africa Attract More Private Capital Inflows?. June 1997. Amar Bhattacharya, Peter J. Montiel, and Sunil Sharma. World Bank. Finance & Development - June 1997 - Volume 34 - Number 2

 

Foreign Direct Investment in Infrastructure: The Challenge of Southern and Eastern Africa. February 1997. David J. Donaldson, Frank Sader, Dileep M. Wagle. FIAS Occasional Paper 9. World Bank

 

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