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What Is Holding Back Private Climate Finance in Africa and How Can It Be Unleashed?

Ali Mansoor and Daouda Sembene (2021), Options Paper on SDR Reallocations for Africa, Africatalyst Policy Paper 21/01.

Daouda Sembene (2021): The Role of Trust in Rebuilding Countries in Fragile and Conflict Situations in Macroeconomic Policy in Fragile States:

Daouda Sembene, Salifou Issoufou & Ali Mansoor (2018) : Race to the Next Income Frontier—How Senegal and Other Low-Income Countries Can Reach the Finish Line.

Daouda Sembene, Mark Plant, and Nancy Lee (January 2022), Country Platforms and Delivery of Global Public Goods. CGD Policy Paper 249, Center for Global Development.

Daouda Sembene (March 2021), Mobilizing External Financing for Africa’s Crisis Recovery, CGD Policy Paper 206.

Daouda Sembene, Vigninou Gammadigbe; Ismaël Issifou, and Sampawende Tapsoba (2019), “Fiscal Convergence in Africa: What Role for Regional Economic Communities,” Economic Development Review, CERDI, France.

Daouda Sembene (2017), “African Strategies to Boost Growth and Combat Poverty and Inequality,” Expert Group Meetings, 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Daouda Sembene (2015); “Poverty, Growth, and Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Did the Walk Match the Talk under the PRSP Approach,” IMF Working Paper No. 15/122, Washington, DC

Daouda Sembene (2007), “Give Trust a Chance—A Model of Trust in the Context of an IMF-Supported Program”, IMF Working Paper No. WP/07/42, Washington DC.

The IMF, Africa, and Climate Change—Making Sense of an Implausible Trilogy

Authors : Daniel Citrin and Daouda Sembene