About Dr. Jean Cedric Kouam

Jean Cedric Kouam is the Deputy Director-Economics Affairs Division and the Head of Fiscal and Monetary Policy Sub-section at the Nkafu policy Institute. He holds a doctorate in economic policy and analysis (monetary and financial macroeconomics) from the University of Dschang in Cameroon.

Why Did BEAC Decide to Introduce a New Series of Bank Notes 20 Years After Those of 2003?

By |2022-11-15T09:20:20+00:00November 14th, 2022|Categories: Economics Affairs, Publications|Tags: , |

On November 7, 2022, BEAC’s monetary authorities announced the introduction of new banknotes. These new banknotes are expected to be unveiled during the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Brazzaville Agreements from November 20 to 22, 2022 in Ndjamena (Chad); and put into circulation from December 16, 2022.

Determinants of the Quality of Business Support in Sub-Saharan Africa

By |2022-08-30T09:54:35+00:00August 30th, 2022|Categories: Economics Affairs, Publications, Social Entrepreneurship - Policy Brief|Tags: |

Business incubators are important in boosting the private sector for favorable externalities such as employment and growth opportunities that are relevant to the achievement of most sustainable development goals (SDGs) that are linked to growth, poverty and inequality (Millette et al., 2020).

Overcoming the Financial Challenges of Business Support Organizations in sub-Saharan African Countries

By |2022-08-29T14:55:16+00:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Economics Affairs, Publications, Social Entrepreneurship - Policy Brief|Tags: , , , |

By providing tailored support to the businesses they support, business development organizations can contribute to a number of sustainable development goals, which are necessary to ensure inclusive and sustainable growth but also to ensure the longevity of their businesses.

Russia’s Disconnection from the Swift Network and its Consequences for Global Financial Stability

By |2022-08-22T07:06:18+00:00August 18th, 2022|Categories: Economics Affairs, Publications|Tags: , |

However, the decision to disconnect Russia from the SWIFT network could affect to some extent the financial stability of other countries, especially those that rely on Russia for energy, minerals and agricultural products (IMF, 2022).

Promoting Gender Equality in Tech to Boost Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa

By |2022-08-12T08:33:16+00:00August 12th, 2022|Categories: Economics Affairs, Publications, Social Entrepreneurship - Policy Brief|Tags: , , |

women are grossly under-represented in ICT careers. Only 30% of them are involved in scientific research in SSA, compared to 48.5% in Southeast Europe, 44.4% in the Caribbean, and 44.3% in Central Asia and Latin America.

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