Resources

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- 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...

- Johannes Herderschee, Kai-Alexander Kaiser, and Daniel Mukoko Samba

The size, resources, and location of the Democratic Republic of Congo have an impact on all of Central Africa. The country has unexplored mining resources, massive agricultural potential, and a population of more than 60 million inhabitants. The...

- Bonaventure Minani, Déo-Guide Rurema, and Philippe Lebailly

In Burundi, more than 90% of the active population is engaged in family agriculture, which plays a vital role in food production and constitutes more than 50% of the GDP. Before the civil war of 1993, Kirundo was deemed the “breadbasket of...

- Arntraud Hartmann

A large number of agricultural development initiatives now support value chain approaches. They encompass most stages of the chain, from inputs supply to production, processing, marketing, and financing. Given the complexity of integrated programs...