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5th Think Tank Report

In this strategic paper, the ACBF shows how African countries can tackle the brain drain by understanding the emigration of medical personnel from Malawi, which in ways mirrors the wider African experience but is also unique. The paper's objectives are threefold. First is to understand the state and extent of the brain drain challenge in Africa with an appropriate country case study. Second is to map the strategies, approaches and initiatives countries undertake to address brain drain issues. Third is to identify lessons and good practices in addressing the key capacity needs, specifically defining the roles of state and non-state actors.

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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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Case Studies on Youth

Compendium of Case Studies on Youth and Managing for Development Results (MfDR)

The African continent has seen an unprecedented youth bulge. Half of the population is under 25 years of age, and from 2015-2035, there will be an annual increase of 500,000 young people aged 15. Though, African countries have experienced rapid gross domestic product growth in the last decade, their youth unemployment remains high. The growth of almost all African countries still depend on primary commodities for their exports and the failure of this growth to reduce poverty is stark in several countries.

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

The report enriches the understanding of public financial management and its contribution to good governance, with the ultimate aim of reducing poverty and delivering sustainable and inclusive economic growth. It complements quantitative indicators with qualitative analysis to show trends over time and to explain the drivers of change in financial governance across AFGO pilot countries. Covered in this outlook are 10 African countries that have participated in the African Peer Review Mechanism—Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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AGO Report

African Financial Governance Outlook: Effective Public Financial Management for Sustainable Development

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...


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