The Russian-Ukrainian War: An Opportunity to Strengthen the AfCFTA

By Dr Steve TAMETONG and Vanessa Aboudi|2023-02-02T08:57:49+00:00February 2nd, 2023|Categories: Economics Affairs, Publications|Tags: , , |

The outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict makes it possible to question the economic resilience of African States, that is to say, their “capacity [ to] keep output close to [their] potential despite a shock ” (2).

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A boon for the “Africa We Want” by 2063?

By Dr. Jean Cedric Kouam|2023-01-11T11:15:56+00:00January 11th, 2023|Categories: Economics Affairs, Publications|Tags: , |

AfCFTA offers entrepreneurs in all ratifying countries larger markets and potential economies of scale to spur economic growth and sustainable, inclusive development.

How Will The AfCFTA Impact Cameroon’s Agricultural Sector ?

By Henri KOUAM, Mr. Bin Joachem and Ayuk Ntui Mary-Sandra|2022-04-14T11:47:06+00:00April 14th, 2022|Categories: NOTI- Policy Brief, Publications|Tags: , , |

Within the framework of the  National Development Strategy (NDS30) that runs from 2020 to 2030, the government intends to boost agriculture by signing partnerships with the local and/or foreign private sector, train “national champions” who will produce, process, and market the agriculture sector to subregions especially.

AfCFTA is Essential to Boost Access to Credit – Experts say at 3rd NOTI

By Nkafu Policy Institute|2021-12-09T10:30:27+00:00December 9th, 2021|Categories: actions, Nkafu Open Trade Initiative|Tags: , , |

Experts have urged Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs to be formalized, having all legal, fiscal and labour formalities to build trust which will give them avenues to access finances for their businesses. These [...]

Can the AfCFTA Boost Access to Credit for SMEs

By TALLA Belder Carynthon|2022-02-28T10:44:57+00:00November 18th, 2021|Tags: , , |

The financing gap for businesses in Africa is well recognized. Small firms, especially, face challenges accessing finance (Hope, 2019). SMEs account for up to 90% of businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa and lack of access to finance has been shown to have a significant, negative effect on employment growth in African SMEs (Quartey, 2017)

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