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Occasional Paper No 30

The aim of this Occasional Paper produced by the African Capacity Building Foundation is to provoke evidence-based discussion, and encourage further investigation on the critical capacity challenges to be addressed to tackle youth unemployment in Africa. The paper assesses the causes and impacts of youth unemployment in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland. It profiles and characterizes the status and nature of youth unemployment as well as the strategies and programs—and identifies the challenges, implications, and gaps—to find ways to address it.

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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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Africa Capacity 12

Africa Capacity No. 12

The 12th edition of Africa Capacity is an informational piece on Africa’s capacity development and transformation. Areas focused in this issue are: “Think thanks: Key to Industrial Development in Africa” and “Time for a skills revolution in Africa”.


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