Category: AIF Issue 43

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Getting natural resources governance right

Mining development in Africa will persist in doing more harm than good unless stakeholders commit to respecting the rights of affected communities At the end of April 2017 current and former heads of state, senior government and inter-governmental officials, diplomats, academics and representatives of the private sector and civil society gathered at Lake Tana in […]

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Models of public-private partnerships: How (not) to do it

Good governance structures, not the natural-resource ownership model, are key to ensuring successful social and economic outcomes in several sub-Saharan countries Natural-resource governance refers to the management of natural resources with a particular focus on how governance affects the quality of life for both present and future generations. Natural resources have been the leading source […]

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Local Content in the Oil and Gas Sector: Will Tanzania follow Nigeria’s lead?

As in Nigeria, there are concerns in Tanzania that elite accumulation strategies are determining the shape of local-content policies.

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A shark’s tale

European commercial trawlers are encroaching on west African fishing grounds, challenging governments to improve their natural-resource governance George Francis, 63, is a rugged fisherman and harbour master of Lumley Wharf in Freetown, the hilly capital of Sierra Leone. He’s been in the fishing business since the mid-60s, since shortly after his country gained independence from […]

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Working the streets of New York

African traders bring generations of élan and experience to a precarious business in the Big Apple African cities are often thought of as embodying an urbanism of fluidity and instability—cities of perpetually unfinished becoming, full of risk and  opportunity. “The messed-up city…is  not simply a mess. In the very lack of  things seeming settled, people […]

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EDITORIAL: The lifeboat of informality

African governments and their formal business sectors often hold up the informal sector as the nemesis of formalised growth  and  organised  development  –  yet for many citizens on the continent (and elsewhere), informality is a lifeboat in increasingly challenging economic seas. This edition of Africa in Fact explores this phenomenon, which is more complex than […]

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Tapping into local knowledge

  Governments need to see informal business people as economic actors who are rational and have good ideas In Kenya, they are known as jua kali workers – those who labour under the fierce sun. These are the men and women whose hawking, fixing, selling or general hustling oils the wheels of daily life. Despite […]

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Africa’s real economy

  Global competition and the active downsizing of formal jobs force most Africans to look elsewhere for a living Widespread recognition that the informal economy is expanding rather than declining across the developing world has drawn growing attention to measuring its size. Owing to myriad measurement problems and divergences in definitions and methodologies, efforts to […]

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The rise of digital money

Mobile money helps Africa’s informal operators to conduct safe transactions – and keep their money safe On any corner in Nairobi on any given day, the future of African commerce can be seen in action. From the most basic of feature phones, right up to sophisticated smartphones, M-Pesa, a mobile money service, has revolutionised how […]

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The transformation of Windhoek’s Eveline Street

  A developing leisure economy is changing a downtown area in Namibia for the better South Africa’s cities have several streets that are well known for their leisure businesses, entertainment and nightlife, among them Long Street in Cape Town and 7th Street in Melville, Johannesburg. Similar developments, though informal, are well known in the townships, […]

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Help, don’t hinder

Governments and formal businesses must recognise that informal businesses need to be more productive, not wished away International experience indicates that informal economies decline as countries develop, but most African countries are likely to have large informal sectors for many years going forward. The informal economy plays a big role on the African continent, contributing […]

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