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COEURE Executive Committee Meeting

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27 February 2014, Florence

 

COEURE - COoperation for EUropean Research in Economics - is a project intended to bring together the key stakeholders in the European economic research space - scientists from the different strands of economic research in Europe, economic policy makers, and funders of economic research - and which, by a process of stocktaking, consultation and stakeholder involvement, is aimed to formulate an Agenda for Research Funding for Economics in Europe.

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According to a blog post by the Guardian, US falls 13 places in development rankings once inequality in society is taken into account – while sub-Saharan Africa ranks second only to south Asia for average growth.

 

                                                                          Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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Does foreign aid make economic sense?

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Foreign aid is often seen as different from other forms of investment, and some argue that rather than having a positive effect it tends to distort economies and may potentially slow growth and development.

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According to an article published on The African Business Review, there is an increasing international perception that Africa is standing now at a turning point. It has become one of the world’s top growth areas (5.6% per annum) thanks to the structural reforms being put in place and its demographic dividend for the next 40 years.

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In sub-Saharan Africa, costly access to technology, a low skills base and unfavourable business conditions are among the chief obstacles.

Can Digitization Kick-Start Growth?
For those who lag behind, the incentives for digitization remain strong. An analysis by Booz & Company has found that ICT could help lift millions out of poverty.

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Africa: A Story of Growth

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 A new infographic by global investment management firm T. Rowe Price titled “Africa: A Story of Growth“ highlights key growth factors that suggest many African nations are now serious world players. As the firm points out, Sub-Saharan Africa weathered the global recession of 2008-09 relatively well due to the lack of business ties to Europe and the United States. Still, the authors are just as quick to mention how African growth is starting from a low base. In fact, Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP is equivalent to Australia – but with 50x as many people.

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