By participating more effectively in the global production of goods and services, Africa can transform its economy and achieve a development breakthrough, according to the latest African Economic Outlook, released at the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings.
As a further sign of international efforts to crack down on tax offenders, 12 more countries have signed, or committed to sign, the OECD’s Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. In addition, another 6 countries have ratified the Convention.
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China and Nigeria: a powerful South-South alliance, West African Challenges, no. 5, November 2011, by Margaret Egbula, Qi Zheng
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Nigeria: The Sweet Sorghum-to-Ethanol Initiative, by Felix Babatunde Obada, CEO Global Biofuels Nigeria, SWAC Forum 2011, West Africa and Brazil: addressing renewable energy issues, organised by the Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat, 5-6 December 2011, Praia, Cape Verde. <
A new Trans-Saharan co-operation is needed, viewpoint by Laurent Bossard, Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat, septembre 2011.
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Harmonisation of West African settlement data, note produced by the SWAC Secretariat within the "West African Futures" programme on settlement, market and food security, July 2011
The 2011 African Economic Outlook was launched at the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings in Lisbon, Portugal on 6 June, 2011.
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The evaluation report starts off by explaining the context of the agreement, and then goes on to reveal the consequences for the Nigerian economy, and the impact on poverty reduction in Nigeria.
Viewpoint: Elections in Nigeria, Interview with H.E. Gordon H. Bristol, Ambassador of Nigeria to France, led by Margaret Egbula, 26 April 2011
The First Regional Experts’ Meeting of the Joint OECD/AfDB Initiative to Support Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Efforts in Africa took place on 13 – 14 January 2011 in Lilongwe, Malawi, and officially launched the Joint Initiative.