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14 March 2017
| GPEDC
This is our first newsletter of 2017 and highlights the GPI activities since our last newsletter of September 2016. The main activity of this GPI has been the pilot programme on enhanced use of country results frameworks that led to the formulation of intermediate conclusions by the three participating regions working with 20+ countries. These conclusions were shared with the participants of...
01 January 2014
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency and UN Economic Commission for Africa
The return to growth in Africa in the course of the first decade of the new millennium led to the aspiration that the continent could possibly serve as a growth pole for global prosperity and the next frontier for investors. Undoubtedly, Africa is rising partly as a result of transformative governance that has witnessed policy reforms in political and socio-economic systems and a prolonged boom...
14 April 2015
The draft outcome document is intended to provide a holistic and forward-looking framework and concrete actions for the financing of sustainable development in order to deliver the means of implementation for the ambitious and transformative development agenda. The draft aims to be comprehensive and balanced, building on the work of the preparatory process to date, including the substantive...
17 March 2015
Introduction This report provides an overview of the results achieved from activities undertaken by the United Nations system in support of the African Union and its New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) programme since April 2014. It considers that support from three perspectives: support pertaining to the decisions of African Heads of State and Ministers of Finance, Planning and...
17 March 2015
| Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) Planning Workshop, organised in close co-ordination with the Global Partnership Co-Chairs, was co-hosted by the European Commission, the NEPAD Agency Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness and the Asia-Pacific Regional Development Effectiveness Facility. It brought together over 150 participants from the GPEDC wider...
05 February 2015
| Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
The GPEDC Planning Workshop, organised in close co-ordination with the Global Partnership Co-Chairs, was co-hosted by the European Commission, the NEPAD Agency Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness and the Asia-Pacific Regional Development Effectiveness Facility. It brought together over 150 participants from the GPEDC wider constituency, including GPEDC Steering Committee representatives...
04 February 2015
Commissioned by the AU/ECA Conference of Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
The 4th Joint African Union Commission/United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (AUC/ECA) Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development was held in 2011. This Conference mandated ECA to establish the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa. Underlying this decision was the determination to ensure Africa’s accelerated and sustained development,...
04 November 2014
| Oxfam
Duration: October 2014 – March 15, 2015 Managed by: Gender Justice Lead Pan Africa Programme PROJECT BACKGROUND Oxfam and partners are implementing a project entitled “Ensuring accountability for Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and increased participation of women in Africa”. The project is expected to increase state accountability for conflict related sexual and gender based violence. It is...
20 October 2014
| Global Financial Integrity
This paper presents an analysis of the volume and pattern of illicit financial flows from African countries over a 39-year period from 1970 to 2008. The paper makes a contribution given that existing research on long-term trends in the pattern of illicit flows from African countries is rather scanty. The classification of African countries used in this paper differs from that in the IMF’s World...
16 October 2014
| NEPAD
NEPAD CEO Dr Ibrahim Mayaki has cautioned of a silent revolution where youth in Africa were taking charge. Dr Mayaki said that young people in the current social technologically advanced system of things were keen on seeing quick and tangible development results. “It is obvious that 90% of the current leaders we have in Africa today will not be around in ten years’ time. This means that we need...
13 October 2014
| Oxfam
Domestic resources are, and will continue to be, the largest source of sustainable financing for development in African countries. While Official Development Assistance (ODA) remains a critical source of development finance in Africa, rising from USD 35.8 Billion in 2005 to an expected peak of 55.2 billion in 2014, and accounting for the bulk of resources for public spending in some low income...
03 October 2014
Ashoka just launched together with The MasterCard Foundation the Future Forward: Youth Innovations for Employment in Africa challenge – They want to find bold new ideas and projects that will increase employment opportunities for young people in Africa. They are looking for young people, between the ages of 18-30, from sub-saharan Africa to join this community and share their solution that is...
30 September 2014
| Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
The OECD’s Development Cooperation Directorate (DCD) is issuing a competitive procurement process in order to identify a consultant to produce a highly regarded, evidence-based report on Illicit Financial Flows in West Africa. Attached you will find a comprehensive document describing the project as well as a concept note. The deadline date for receipt of responses is October 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm...
26 September 2014
Eric Muthomi | Stawi Foods and Fruits Limited
Lessons learned  Get mentors who share your vision Don’t be afraid to ask for help/advice Be open to learning Professional relationship Give back  
26 September 2014
Akin Oyebode | Stanbic IBTC Bank, Nigeria
Content Introduction Profit and loss Account or Income Statement and its composition Balance sheet and its composition Cash Flow Statement and its composition Financial statements based ratios/analyses Financing Your Business – funding options and valuation  
26 September 2014
Ahmed Adeyanju
In marketing, there are two generations: - The connected - The not-connected Are you B2B or B2C? This marketing distinction is largely blurred these days Home work is important.   Have a great product  Take time to figure out what your online persona will be like  Map out your  objectives for digital marketing  Focus on precision  Use growth hacking strategies  Social content is increasingly...
26 September 2014
Dr Victoria Kisyombe | SELFINA
Introduction  Many of us are familiar with the entrepreneurial challenges associated with the process of building a business from scratch. The top 10 challenges you will face when starting a business from scratch are: Developing the Vision and Business Idea Developing a business idea is usually the first challenge faced by every entrepreneur when starting a business from scratch. Finding the...
26 September 2014
Datje van Reijendam | Okumera Consulting
Identifying Decision Criteria Decisions Criteria are Factors that are Important and Relevant to Resolving the Problem Costs that will be involved(Investment required) Likely risks (Chance of failure) Outcomes that are desired (Growth of the firm)  Types of Decisions Programmed Decisions Is a decision that is fairly structured or recurs with some frequency (or both) Like basic operating systems,...
26 September 2014
Dr. Bernadette Mungai | The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)
Some statistics High population growth rate of the past results in today’s  high youth population Youth in Kenya constitute over a third of the entire 40m population  80 percent of Kenyans are less than 35 years old. This represents great economic and social opportunities, if properly harnessed. But it  also poses enormous challenges  Proportionately,  80 percent of the 2.3 million unemployed are...
31 July 2014
| Global Philanthropy Alliance
With your generous support, we are able to continue fund grants for young social entrepreneurs and are seeing phenomenal outcomes. With their energy, enthusiasm and intelligence and your dedicated support we are making difference in their lives and in their community. Together, we are overcoming poverty, building businesses and creating opportunity. One of the hallmarks of Global Philanthropy...
24 April 2014
Jed Emerson & Lindsay Norcott | Stanford Social Innovation Review
The ongoing wealth transfer to the “millennials”—the approximately 80 million individuals born in the United States between 1980-2000—presents an opportunity for this generation to invest billions of dollars into impact investments instead of traditional investment vehicles. This is due to many interrelated factors, including the unique worldview of this “next generation,” and is dependent on the...
25 April 2014
| Making Finance Work for Africa
Women’s financial inclusion yields significant development impact such as more inclusive and sustainable growth through higher levels of productive investment and asset accumulation. At the household level, women are the primary financial managers in most families, ensuring intra-household resource allocation to meet ongoing basic needs and additionally saving to invest in and protect their...