AfricaSourceOct 7, 2022
How Niger’s safety net helps its most vulnerable citizens thrive amid crises
By Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou and Mamta Murthi
The World Bank's Wadata Talaka safety-net partnership program with Niger aims to empower women in the country and protect its human-capital gains in the face of overlapping shocks.
AfricaSourceSep 27, 2022
Here’s what a Marshall Plan for the DRC could look like
By Jean-Paul Mvogo
The development progress the DRC witnessed in the 1970s is now lost. A massive economic assistance program equivalent to the Marshall Plan may be necessary to recover what's been lost.
AfricaSourceAug 30, 2022
Inaction to reform the international development system is not an option anymore
By Rama Yade
Africans are looking at the United States’ focus on the war in Ukraine and on tensions in the Indo-Pacific, and they’re wondering: Will the United States truly consider African countries as strategic partners as China and Russia claim to do?
AfricaSourceJul 8, 2022
Europe’s Green Deal plan is Africa’s green finance opportunity
By Emilie Bel
Can natural gas and nuclear power be green? “Sometimes, and for a limited period of time,” said the European Parliament on July 6, as part of an ongoing negotiation over the EU taxonomy, a key component of the European Green Deal (EGD). The EGD is the European Union’s ambitious plan to create the first emissions-neutral […]
AfricaSourceJul 1, 2022
Renewing transatlantic partnerships with Africa
As the world grapples with pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and the war in Ukraine, there is an urgent need for Africa, Europe, and the United States to work more closely than ever before on their common challenges in order to build a more secure and equitable future for all.
AfricaSourceJun 16, 2022
Better data is the key to unlocking major investment in Africa
By Tom Koch
As COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine continue to hurt the African continent, many countries will require significant investment to revitalize their economies. But a persistent attribute of many African markets will continue to be a barrier to private investment: a relative lack of data. This drives up diligence costs, creates difficulties in valuing assets, […]