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Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, May 22, 2014

RBW Alert: Who's Getting Wealthy in sub-Saharan Africa?

Who is really benefiting from wealth creation in sub-Saharan Africa? Alvin Mosioma, Director of Tax Justice Network-Africa, argues in his newest blog post on rightingfinance.org that while economies in the region are growing, the benefits from growth are disproportionately felt by the rich due to tax dodging and the inability of local authorities to combat such measures. As a result, inequality is growing, with minimal advances by the poor. Read more of his analysis of the implications of this problem and possible solutions:  http://www.rightingfinance.org/?p=824​​

 
Macroeconomic policies: The missing link in African industrialization strategies?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 26, 2013

Macroeconomic policies: The missing link in African industrialization strategies?

African countries and their leaders are increasingly waking up to the imperative of diversifiying their production structures. But, just as macroeconomic indicators have improved, the structure of production has become more concentrated. How can that be explained?

paper co-written by Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari  sets out to argue that macroeconomic policies are the missing link in African industrialization strategies. The paper was delivered at the conference  "Learning to Compete: Industrial Development and Policy in Africa", organized in Helsinki by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research on June 24-25 2013.

Reading New Signs of the Times in Our Globalized World: The Challenge from Africa

Center of Concern | Tue, May 18, 2010

Reading New Signs of the Times in Our Globalized World: The Challenge from Africa

Pete Henriot, S.J., former director of the Center of Concern, was honored with Africa Faith and Justice Network's Faith and Justice Award for extraordinary service to Africa on April 17, 2010.  Two days later he lectured on "Reading New Signs of the Times in Our Globalised World: The Challenge from Africa."  His trademark three points (and the rest of the talk) are available for download