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The African Investment Environment & Capital Flows

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Governance - Transparency - Corruption - Natural Resource Management - The Resource Curse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


"Making Leaders". ALPN founder/director, Dr. Michael Isimbabi's letter in The Economist


African Leadership & Progress Briefs


The Mo Ibrahim African Governance Index and Leadership Prize Revisited: How Dr. Ibrahim and Other Well-Off Africans Can Best Foster Good Governance in African Countries

 

Addressing Africa’s Humiliation: 'Brain Gain'/'Brain Circulation' Diaspora Networks for African Progress

 

After the 2005 G8 and UN Summits: Independent, High-Impact Information Infrastructures and Networks for Transparency and Accountability in African Countries

 

Leadership & Governance Capacity Building in African Countries: Why and How Well-Off and Accomplished Africans, Especially "Brain Drain" Africans, Should Proactively Take Charge of Fostering African Progress


Research/Information Portal


The Mo Ibrahim African Governance Index and Leadership Prize - Commentaries & Critiques

Illicit Capital Flows, Tax Evasion, and African Development

Governance - Transparency - Corruption - The Resource Curse

Brain Drain, Brain Gain, Brain Circulation, Diaspora Africans, and Capacity Building in Africa

 


 

African Leadership & Governance Rankings

 


 

African Governance Report - Economic Commission for Africa

 

Bertelsmann Transformation Index

 

Economic Freedom of the World Reports

 

Economist Intelligence Unit's Country Risk Service - Sovereign ratings

 

Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index 2008

 

Freedom in the World - Country Reports

 

Freedom of the Press - Country Reports

 

Global Integrity Index / Country Reports

 

Index of Economic Freedom

 

Millennium Challenge Account - Country Scorecards

 

Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance

 

Open Budget Initiative/Index Rankings

 

Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index

 

Worldwide Governance Indicators - World Bank

 


Related Literature:


 

UN Economic Commission for Africa

 

African Development Forum IV: Governance for a Progressing Africa. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 11–15 October, 2004. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in partnership with the African Development Bank (ADB) and the African Union (AU).

 

Governance Heads Agenda at Fourth African Development Forum. Press Release. UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). 24 September 2004.

 

Africa Governance Report 2003

Governance indicators for African countries. Forthcoming report of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)'s project: Measuring and Monitoring Progress Towards Good Governance in Africa.


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 UNECA and Good Governance in Africa. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Harvard International Development Conference, 4-5 April 2003

 

Measuring and Monitoring Progress in Good Governance in Africa - Africa Governance Report (AGR). United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA). Presentation at the Seminar on Statistics and Human Rights, Brussels, Belgium. 27-29 November 2002.

 


 

Developing Africa's economy: Doing the sums on Africa. Jeffrey Sachs. The Economist. 20 May 2004.

 

Countries at the Crossroads: A Survey of Democratic Governance - 2004. Freedom House. Evaluates performance in 30 key countries that are at a crossroads in determining their political future.

 

The Imperative of Good, Democratic Governance. May 24, 2004. Larry Diamond. Center for International Private Enterprise

 

Democratic Governance: The Key to Economic and Political Reform. January 22, 2004. Economic Reform Issue Paper. Center for International Private Enterprise

 

Governance Matters III: Governance Indicators for 1996–2002. D. Kaufmann A. Kraay, and M. Mastruzzi. 2003. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3106

 

Governance Indicators, Aid Allocation, and the Millennium Challenge Account Daniel Kaufmann and Aart Kraay. World Bank Discussion Paper, December 2002.

 

The Roots of Africa's Leadership Deficit. Robert I. Rotberg. Compass: A Journal of Leadership. October 2003. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

 

Rating Africa. 2 December 2002. Robert I. Rotberg. Boston Globe.

 

A Yardstick for the Best and Worst of Africa. 25 November 2002. Robert I. Rotberg. Financial Times.

 

Good Governance Rankings: The Art of MeasurementMarie Besancon. World Peace Foundation, September 2003. Appendix provides a listing of several sources of Governance-related ratings.

 

Governing Nigeria: Continuing Issues after the Election Deborah West. World Peace Foundation, June 2003.

 

Who is For a Leadership Code with Teeth? Yaw Saffu, Institute of Economic Affairs (Ghana). August 30, 2003. Center for International Private Enterprise

 

Institutionalized Corruption: An Instrument of Governance in the Middle East and North Africa?. Jawad Rachami. July 31, 2003. Center for International Private Enterprise

 

Political and Economic Freedoms and Prosperity. Richard Roll and John Talbott. UCLA. June 19, 2003.

 


 

Additional listings of data sources, articles, reports, and other documents on leadership performance are provided in other sections of this site:

 

Perspectives on African Leadership, NEPAD, the African Union, Etc.

 

Governance - Transparency - Corruption - Natural Resource Management - The Resource Curse

 

African Progress: Afro-Pessimism Redux?

 

The African Investment Environment & Capital Flows

 

African Countries & the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA)

 

 

 


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