November 2023

The Africa Sustainable Development Report (ASDR), 2022

Submitted by on Thu, 11/23/2023 - 08:09

This report comes at the midway of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to which world leaders, including African leaders, made commitments in 2015, to end extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. In addition, the Ten-year implementation plan of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, titled, “the Africa We Want,” that was initiated in 2013, ends in 2023. This report is also paramount because it covers the period when the Covid-19 pandemic and the Ukraine-Russia crisis emerged with significant bearing on the implementation of both agendas.


World Development Report 2023: Migrants, Refugees, and Societies

Submitted by on Thu, 11/23/2023 - 08:08

This report highlights migration as one of the key emerging development issues. Approximately, a total of 84 million people (2.3 percent of the world’s population) live outside of their country of nationality. Consequently, almost half of them are in low- and middle-income countries and this report does provide framework to maximize the development impacts of migration, including how migration can help achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The African Trade Report 2023

Submitted by on Thu, 11/02/2023 - 08:50

The African Trade Report (2023) indicated that, the value of intra-African trade reached USD 193.17 billion, growing at 18.6% in 2022, while Africa’s merchandise trade expanded by 20.9% (USD 724.1 billion) over the same period, owing to the implementation of the AfCFTA.