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A subtle engagement: Ethiopia and India

September 3, 2013 6:47 pm0 comments
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Even as the global economy has suffered from a prolonged crisis, a number of African countries have seen significant growth. Ethiopia stands out among them. With double-digit growth for the last decade, Ethiopians have seen their purchasing power double, from US$ 527 per capita in 2003 to over US$ 1,100 in 2011.Much of this success has come from relationships with new geopolitical giants, including the so-called BRICs nations, Brazil, Russia, India, and China. The “BRICs effect,” according to the African Progress Panel, “helped first to insulate Africa partially from the global economic downturn, and then to drive recovery.

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Aid-for-Trade and Africa is an ongoing process

July 19, 2013 12:51 am0 comments
Benefits at the local level will be crucial to showing the impact of Aid-for-Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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A week ago I received an advanced copy of the 2013 report, Aid for Trade at a Glance: Connecting to Value Chains, composed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which outlined the impact that the Aid-for-Trade Initiative has had over the last several years. Since its inception in 2007, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the OECD have partnered to create a system that encourages transparency of borders, through trade

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