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The development dimension or disillusion : The EU's development policy goals and the Economic Partnership Agreements
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Stocchetti, Marikki and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
The EU and the ACP countries aim to conclude the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) by the end of December 2007. All parties agree that these trading arrangements are meant to be first and foremost “development instruments”. However, their positions differ greatly on how the EPAs will impact on theultimate goal of poverty reduction. In this policy note Marikki Stocchetti addresses the key issues of this disagreement.
Demography and the development potential of sub-Saharan Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Malmberg, Bo and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2008
Population growth in Africa has laid the foundation for the eventual development of a prosperous region. Since the 1950s, sub-Saharan Africa has doubled its population twice over to become one of the most populous regions in the world. If sub-Saharan Africa succeeds in taking advantage of this population potential, the sub-continent could become a major player in the world economy. A major reason sub-Saharan Africa remains poor is the very high child-dependency arising from a very high total fertility rate, and low life expectancy based on both high&#x...
Africa's development in the 21st century : Reshaping the research agenda
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Cheru, Fantu and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2008
As Africa enters the 21st century, it faces mounting challenges as well as new opportunities. Unlike in the 1980s and the 1990s, however, the conditions for Africa's sustained growth and development are more favourable today than ever before. As a result of economic reforms the overall growth has been in excess of 4.5 percent annually since the mid 1990s. There is greater consensus among Africans now than at any previous time on what needs to be done to accelerate growth, reduce poverty and promote sustainable development. The positive respons...
Africa-China-EU Cooperation in Africa : Prospects and Pitfalls
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Alden, Chris; Sidiropoulos, Elizabeth and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2009
Africa-China-EU cooperation is still in its formative stages. It has the express focus of contributing to peace, stability and sustainable development in Africa. The creation of a virtuous circle of growth and development, one which employs the tools of globalisation to Africa’s best advantage, has to be a fundamental aim of any trilateral cooperation. At the same time, the opening up of trilateral dialogue should allow all three partners to give consideration to areas in which conflicting views or interests arise. Indeed, the spectre of a two-way Chin...
The African economy and its role in the world economy
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Bigsten, Arne; Durevall, Dick and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2008
In a broad survey this issue of Current African Issues presents a multifaceted picture of the current state of the African economy. After a period of falling per capita incomes that started in the 1970s, Africa finally saw a turnaround from about 1995. The last few years have seen average per capita incomes in Africa grow by above 3 per cent per year on average, partly due to the resource boom but also due to improved economic policies. Africa receives more aid per capita than any other major region in the world and there&...