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Africa Capacity No. 11

Occasional Paper No 29

This edition of the Africa Capacity by ACBF features articles on Egypt and the Gulf: New inroads sought for Africa’s capacity and development; ACBF-Afreximbank partnership to support Africa; Off the press: ACBF’s Reports on STI, Agenda 2063, Trilogy on Africa’s Capacity Imperatives for achieving Agenda 2063 and Tribute to Prof. Callisto Enias Madavo

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Agenda 2063 Risks
Assessment of Internal and External Risks Associated with the Implementation of the African Union's Agenda 2063

Publisher: ACBF

This study examines the risk factors—internal and external to Africa— that could compromise Agenda 2063’s vision, transformation framework, and planning programme over the next five decades. The analysis of these risk factors is accompanied by considerations of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that could shape each of the seven aspirations of Agenda 2063.


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Building Capacity in Science, Technology, and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation: The Role of Private Sector

The call to industrialize and modernize Africa has become popular in recent years, and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the Common African Position on Agenda 2030 identify science, technology and innovation (STI) as key enablers. Many African countries fail to achieve their development targets partly as a result of underdeveloped and underused science and technology as well as limited invention and innovation by both the private and the public sectors.

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ACR 2017 Report
Africa Capacity Report 2017 Building Capacity in Science, Technology and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation.

Africa Capacity Report (ACR) 2017 provides the framework for science, technology, and innovation (STI) development by focusing on the capacity dimensions in Africa. In particular, it examines the status of STI, delving into initiatives, challenges, and capacity gaps for African countries, regional economic communities (RECs), the African Union (AU), and nonstate actors to pursue STI-driven economic activities..

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Drivers of Economic Growth in Africa

The paper produced by ACBF shows that investment, human capital formation, debt, and overseas development assistance drive Africa’s economic growth. It recommends paying attention to capacity, which is critical to making Africa’s growth sustainable and inclusive... Continental, regional, and national long-term growth plans require stronger capacities to improve economic governance, align national and subnational institutions, coordinate planning and financing ministries, and cultivate a culture of committed leadership to stir economies when times are hard and execute recovery plans without policy reversals.


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