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Since 2000, Official Development Assistance has played a crucial role in efforts to achieve the global MDGs. This is especially true in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the world’s largest recipient of foreign aid. This paper assesses the...

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Sustained agricultural growth is crucial for reducing hunger and poverty in East Africa, where majority of the population rely on agriculture for their livelihood. However, smallholder farmers in the region face long-standing challenges,...

- Paul Brenton, Olivier Cadot,and Martha Denisse Pierola

"This report provides tentative leads toward such policy prescriptions, based on an overview of the empirical evidence. Chapter one sets the stage by putting Africa's export-survival performance into perspective and proposing a framework...

- Peter Timmer, Margaret McMillan, Ousmane Badiane, Dani Rodrik, Fleur Wouterse, and Hans Binswanger-Mkhize

African economies have sustained a solid pace of growth for nearly two decades. This unprecedented performance in the continent’s history is a welcome change from the previous decades of stagnation and decline. So, how can Africa continue...

- Hinh T. Dinh and George R.G. Clarke

The studies based on the Enterprise Survey show that most African firms are small and that few are exporters. Because of their institutional environment, their labor productivity is low, and their labor costs also tend to be low. Key constraints...

- Neha Kumar, Agnes R. Quisumbing

There is growing interest in the role of policy reforms to promote gender equality and empower women, two key objectives of development policy. From a policy perspective, it would be ideal for reforms undertaken in different policy areas to be...

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The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) is an Africa-wide network of regional nodes supporting the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Economic...

5 Mar, 2012 - Anne-Sophie Robilliard and Sherman Robinson

This paper presents an approach to reconciling household surveys and national accounts data that starts from the assumption that the macro data represent control totals to which the household data must be reconciled. The economic data gathered in...

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The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) node for Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) has been set up to support agricultural and rural development strategy formulation and implementation. The support is in form of data...

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Burundi’s growth policy should focus on: (1) closing the infrastructure gap; (2) gaining from regional integration; (3) improving the business environment; (4) promoting new growth sources; and (5) strengthening its fiscal position through...