Week 12 Dec 2019
During the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government, Member States resolved in its decision to seize the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) with the responsibility to “play a monitoring and evaluation role for the African Union Agenda 2063 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030”. The AGR assesses the state of governance in Africa with a view to providing Member States with a comprehensive baseline to assist governments to enhance governance.
Week 5 Dec 2019
Africa’s growing markets show great potential for transforming their production systems. Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) has grown by 4.6% annually since 2000, the second fastest rate in the world. Its domestic demand accounts for 69% of this growth performance and has shifted towards more processed goods. The African Continental Free Trade Area raises new hopes of creating a pan-African market for the continent’s industrialisation. Many local firms are seizing these opportunities to grow in size and productivity. But productive transformation is not spreading, especially where needed in employment-intensive sectors.