• Faced with the galloping demographics, what public policies?

    I am following up with my latest thoughts on the demographic transition that our continent is experiencing. We have posed the problem in its major trends in our last post, but it is also appropriate, I believe, to see how we can deal with this phenomenon. One of the levers on which it is possible […]

  • The Africa we want cannot happen without African women

    As we talk more and more about the second liberation of Africa and economic liberation, one cannot avoid thinking also of Africans who represent more than half of the continent’s population: Women. Should we also consider this question in terms of a new liberation, an emancipation? Would not it be more constructive to look at the situation of the 410 […]

  • Invest strategically in higher education

    The demographic development of Africa poses major infrastructure and equipment problems for our States. This is particularly true for the Education sector. Since nature loathes the void, where states do not or can not accept hundreds of thousands, even millions of students of the superior, non-state institutions are set up. This is true of the […]

  • The combination of private and public strengths will allow Africa to reach true rural growth

    Africa recently experienced an unusually long spell of steady growth. Sadly, it is a well-known fact that our economies failed to ensure the equitable sharing of the benefits of one of the highest growth rate in the world. So we are today in a specific context of a general decline in commodity prices and a […]

  • Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence

    I thank the “Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence” for inviting me to this new edition. Exceptional guests and exciting debate. The video of my speech during the round table: From a world of inequalities to a world of solidarity – coordinated by Pierre Jacquet, member of the Cercle des économistes, and moderated by Béatrice Mathieu, Deputy editor […]

  • Formal sector versus informal sector: towards reconciliation

    More often than not, particularly in Africa, we are used to opposing the formal and informal sectors. Shouldn’t we adopt for once a holistic approach of our economies and try to integrate more and more the informal sectors of our economies by the means of smart and fair policies? Behind this somewhat negative word, the […]

  • Oxford Africa Conference – Regional Integration and the Politics of Development Policy

    That was a great honour for me to participate in the Oxford Africa Conference along with Graça Machel and Donald Kaberuka. Here is the video : http://bit.ly/2rOsWRh 

  • Africa Nutrition Map

    African Heads of State and Government committed to the goals contained in the 2014 Malabo Declaration, which acknowledges that agriculture and food security are key determinants of nutrition that require coordinated and comprehensive responses from other sectors, including health, education, labour, social protection, and coordinated collaboration with multiple stakeholders. While it is a well-known fact […]

  • The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

    Africa can feed itself with its own resources. Read this great article from my friend Calestous Juma:  http://bit.ly/2q07owp

  • Africa Day, 25 May 2017

    Africa Day is a time for reflecting on who we are – an enterprising, innovative and resilient people. Today we not only celebrate who we are and our achievements, but we also focus on our continent’s future. 25 May, Africa Day, is a day for celebrating the occasion when the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), […]