Prioritizing Gender Equality on the Path to Recovery

“Economic support programs have thus far failed to sufficiently address issues of economic empowerment, increased unpaid care burdens facing women in particular, and other direct and indirect gendered impacts of the crisis.”

via African Center for Economic Transformation

COVID-19 and Governance in Africa: Threats, Opportunities, and the Way Forward

“The pandemic has exposed fundamental challenges of development in a weak institutional environment and the shortcomings of weak structures and leadership at all levels of governance.”

via African Center for Economic Transformation

Digital Technologies, Labor Markets and Post-Crisis Recovery

“Digital skills are more important now than ever, requiring African countries to take a proactive approach towards supply- and demand-side digital transformation by effectively leveraging the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement for a post-COVID-19 inclusive recovery.”

via African Center for Economic Transformation

A More Inclusive Recovery for SMEs and the Informal Sector

“While there are significant long-term challenges—including the absence of technological infrastructure, digital literacy and skills—in the short term, COVID-19 interventions by governments need to include innovation promotion strategies for SMEs.”

via African Center for Economic Transformation

Africa after COVID-19: Policy Priorities to drive economic transformation

“To ensure Africa’s transformation agenda is not permanently derailed, African governments must leverage the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis to make meaningful policy changes that will not only help in the short term but also strengthen Africa’s long-term recovery efforts.”

via African Center for Economic Transformation

How Africa’s Free Trade Agreement Would Reduce COVID-19’s Impact

“Countries must amend their AfCFTA implementation plans to include smart and innovative ways that embrace the new normal.”

via African Center for Economic Transformation

COVID-19: Ten Policy Priorities for Africa’s Recovery, Growth, and Transformation

“Addressing all challenges will require transformative political leadership now more than ever: a clarity of vision, implementing smart policies, governing selflessly, and building trust among citizens, which not only will make implementing reforms during the rebound easier but also greatly enhance the chances of success.”

via African Center for Economic Transformation

Letter to governments of the G20 nations

“K.Y. Amoako, President of the Africa Center for Economic Transformation has joined African leaders and institutions in lending strong support to an initiative calling for coordinated global leadership to address the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19.”

via African Center for Economic Transformation