Monthly Archives: February 2015

Private sector development and aid

Growth of private sector is essential to economic development, employment and poverty reduction in Africa. But only a tiny fraction of international aid goes towards the private sector. It seems as if the donor countries have forgotten how they themselves … Continue reading

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Stop buying all-inclusive safaris to Africa!

Africa has looked after some of the common global goods better than any other continent: its nature and wildlife. In 2013 Africa received 65 million tourists. Tourism is an important driver of growth in Africa. But it could do much … Continue reading

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For development aid to work (6)

6. Donors should not be the key actors in another country’s policy making process, but donors should be invited to propose ideas and solutions. Generous funding may sometimes tempt African countries to switch their own money to consumption and reduce their commitment … Continue reading

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