Participants at the 2021 African Economic Conference have urged countries to implement crucial governance and economic reforms to see the continent through a historic crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The conference brought together leading thinkers, development specialists and policymakers virtually and in Sal, Carbo Verde, to present their latest research on the challenges facing the continent, including mounting debt and an unrelenting health crisis., 2021 African Economic Conference website
Communities and households in northern Ghana are enjoying the benefits of better road conditions, increased local economic activity, and better access to health and education, thanks to a road project funded by the African Development Bank.
Sovereign wealth funds are gaining ground in Africa, although urgent financial reforms are needed to boost foreign investment following the Covid-19 pandemic. This is according to economic experts speaking during the second day of the 2021 African Economic Conference in Cabo Verde.
Studies presented during one of the sessions on Friday highlighted the progress made in some countries over the past few decades to improve policies. Experts argue that more work is needed to diversify and deepen financial markets so as to expand beyond commercial banks., 2021 African Economic Conference website
Souleymane Bahari, a teacher who runs the mechanical engineering workshop at the Kalmaharo technical centre in Niamey, Niger’s capital, marvels at how much training standards have risen over the past decade.
From 2010 to 2019, the number of students at the centre more than tripled to 1,031 as aspiring engineers poured into classrooms reorganised and refitted with new equipment. The centre has since acquired nationwide acclaim.