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Economic Report

Successful African regional integration?

Although negotiations for a continental free trade area in Africa have started and progress is on course given recent news reports, the plan is rather optimistic.

Economic Report

Price fighters

Increased demand in emerging markets, combined with a series of failed harvests have sent food prices through the roof.

Economic Report

HIPC debt relief: less debt, more growth and development?

In the last few years Sub-Sahara Africa has experienced the strongest economic growth in more than thirty years. This report explains how the so-called HIPC debt relief initiative has contributed to this reversal of economic fortunes. While the debt relief itself was useful, it is the conditions that were attached that made the real difference.