This paper is intended to promote discussion as to the role that trade can play in speeding development in Africa and the possible steps that can be taken to enable Africa to participate more fully in the global market. It does not cover all the barriers to expanding trade by African countries. Other important topics – notably infrastructure, especially ports and roads, and corruption – are discussed in other conference papers. It also does not include issues that are not directly related to trade and which can only be dealt with in the longer term, such as improved health and education, which were critical components of the success of the Asian “tigers”.
English; March 2003
The Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity's 2012 "Year in Review"
A summary of the Africa Program and Leadership Project events, meetings, and publications of 2012 and the upcoming highlights of 2013.
A Director's Forum with MacArthur Fellow and physicist Amory Lovins, discussing his recently published book, Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovations for Profits, Jobs and Security.
Presentations made at a conference held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on May 9, 2007.