New publication from Brookings Institution Africa Project, January 26, 2018
Celebrating 10 years of the Africa Growth Initiative
Complete Document: FORESIGHT AFRICA TOP PRIORITIES FOR THE CONTINENT IN 2018
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 Unleashing Africa’s inner strengths: Institutions, policies, and champions
CHAPTER 2 Sustainable financing for economic development: Mobilizing Africa’s resources
CHAPTER 3 Broadening the benefits of growth: No one left behind
CHAPTER 4 Rethinking Africa’s structural transformation: The rise of new industries
CHAPTER 5 Harnessing Africa’s digital potential: New tools for a new age
CHAPTER 6 Reassessing Africa’s global partnerships: Approaches for engaging the new world
Editor: BRAHIMA S. COULIBALY, Senior Fellow and Director, Africa Growth Initiative, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
In a world where China and other emerging economies are ascendant, where cooperation on global governance is under challenge, and where free trade faces headwinds, Africa needs its own institutions to play a more assertive role in advancing the continent’s agenda. The potential for a more unified Africa to create never-before-seen opportunities for trade and economic prosperity is gaining traction.
Though the threat of terrorism and political instability still hangs over certain regional hotspots, neighboring African countries are leading peace negotiations and contributing to solutions. Democracy continues to spread, but hiccups seen in countries like Kenya and Zimbabwe, as well as temptations of third termism in others, underscore the need to consolidate the gains of good governance.
Finally, the demographic tidal wave looms ever closer, and job creation has not yet been able to catch up.