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  • Africa and its demographic challenges: an uncertain future

    Against the current backdrop of globalization Africa suffers from political and economic marginalization, yet its population is ever-increasing and will practically double over the next forty years from 750 million in 2006 to 1 4 billion by 2040. Sub Saharan Africa, with its youthful population, its growth rate and belated and limited demographic transition already faces challenges from its demography and is questioning its future
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  • "Growth with less carbon, more sun and more forests"

    Over the past 10 years, it has experienced an average growth rate in its GDP of 4 % a year. Its population has also rapidly become urbanized
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    In Cameroon, half of the population of 16 000 0000 inhabitants currently lives in cities. The annual urban growth rate is 4 %. It is over 5 % for the two economic and political urban centres: Douala (2 000 000 inhabitants) and Yaoundé (1 500 000 inhabitants). Half of the urban population does not have access to basic services. Approximately 60 % of this population lives below the poverty level. Although the cities are responsible for producing 60 % of the nation's wealth, these areas only receive 1 % of public investments. Their budgets represent 5 % of the State budget
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  • Is official development assistance harmful for Africa?

    If aid were harmful, would the aid darlings such as Ghana, Botswana and Mozambique (just to mention) a few also be the African countries that experienced the highest growth rates in the years prior to the crisis? Aid alone can not create growth, but it can stimulate it, support it, or offset its imbalanced nature as it provides a safety net for the most disadvantaged
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  • First Sovereign rating for Ethiopia

    With an official growth rate of more than 10 % a year on average over the last decade, the country has registered one of the best performances of the African continent, for a country without oil and whose valorisation of the recent mining potential is still limited. Thus, compared to Kenya and Uganda, Ethiopia obtains the rating B in the ranking of Fitch, B + according to Moody's and B on behalf of Standard &; Poor
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  • Press Releases

    The work of the conference reviewed the practices, products and volumes of this financing method, which is experiencing rapid development with a billion dollar turnover and an annual growth rate of 30 %. It also highlighted the results of a study jointly led by CGAP and AFD. This conference was organized in the context of the partnership agreement signed last January between AFD and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
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  • Boosting renewable energy generation in India - IREDA

    Indeed, India has become the world' s 3rd largest greenhouse gas emitter, with one of the highest emission growth rates in the world. Power generation, which is mainly coal- based, causes half of these emissions
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  • Events

    Africa is experiencing the highest urban growth rate in the world. Sub Saharan African cities alone will be home to over 300 million more people over the next twenty years
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  • Supplying drinking water to Dhaka: Moving toward sustainable water management

    Each year, its population increases by 4 2 %- -one of the highest urban growth rates in the world. One quarter of Dhaka's residents live in slums
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  • Press Releases

    In a context of hesitant economic recovery, the uncertainty that still prevails in the international environment of Sub Saharan Africa's economy could jeopardise the high performance levels and growth rates observed in recent years across the African continent. The round table that will follow a presentation of the IMF report on economic prospects for Sub Saharan Africa and the AFD study on export structures in the Franc zone will be an opportunity for questions and discussions on the challenges facing the region in the very near future, with a focus on two issues in particular :management of the region' s natural resources and how they can be integrated into world trade
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