Yearly Archives: 2008
In this paper, a simple general equilibrium model Ã la Solow is developed to capture the impact of AIDS on economic growth.
Financing Uganda’s health care services used to be based on a minimum package which cost more than the financial resources available.
This paper analyses the extent to which a new hybrid partnership exists between the African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN).
The following paper by Walter Schicho is an analysis of World Bank strategies. Although not Africa-specific but given the World Bank’s role in the economic shaping (and influence) of Africa today this paper may be quite useful.
This paper calculates a sustainability benchmark for the non-mineral balance in Botswana that is based on a notion of a “permanent income” from non-renewable resources.
Education for All – Global Monitoring Report – will we make it by 2015? http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=49591&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html A mid-term assessment of where the world stands on its commitment to provide basic education for all children, youth and adults by 2015. What education policies and programmes have been successful? What are the main challenges? How much aid is […]
I’ve been discovering more African bloggers. The Long Harmattan Season is a Nigerian blogger who writes informed comment about many aspects of life.
French Colonialism Unmasked is reviewed by Richard S. Fogarty, Department of History, University at Albany, State University of New York
All languages equal but English (and Afrikaans?) more equal? This article about South Africa languages was posted on Language Policy list April 30th, 2008 by Pierre De Vos Is it not strange – as a writer asks in an interesting piece in The Herald newspaper – that 14 years after the advent of democracy in […]
Chichewa is probably the most widely spoken African language across the regions of Southern and South-Central Africa, used extensively in the private and public spheres
Statement by an IMF Staff Mission to Burkina Faso Press Release No. 08/71 An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Mr. Norbert Funke visited Burkina Faso during March 19-April 2 2008 for the 2nd review of the program supported under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF). The mission reviewed economic developments and prospects, […]
In 2007, economic growth remained strong despite severe exogenous shocks. Revenues were higher than programmed due to buoyant direct domestic taxes.