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Stakeholders Seek Concessional Financing In Africa

Some stakeholders have called for urgent concessionary financing to help Africa build resilience against shocks...
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G20 must push relief to avoid debt crises – experts, campaigner

Wealthy nations must improve their floundering flagship debt relief initiative or face a spate of...
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What the strong dollar means for Americans

The U.S. dollar is getting stronger amid a global battle with high inflation. Americans are...
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International forum brings world security leaders to Dal with post‑COVID era top of mind

The Halifax International Security Forum held its annual Public Panel at Dalhousie University in partnership...
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The African Union Should Prepare Now for G20 Membership

As more countries call for the AU to be granted full membership, African leaders must...
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Press Release

AfriCatalyst CEO Daouda Sembene Testifies on International Financial Institutions at U.S. Congressional Hearing DAKAR, Senegal...
Credit ratings impact on African development finance.

The Impact of Credit Ratings on the Costs of Development Finance in Africa

Event Details DATE 14 April 2023 TIME 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. EDT REGISTER HERE...
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Avoiding the Looming Disillusionment about IMF Climate Finance

The new IMF climate finance mechanism faces multiple implementation challenges. It will take urgent actions...
Recycling SDRs to accelerate economic transformation in Africa.

RECHANNELING Special Drawing Rights Through Multilateral Development Banks

AfriCatalyst, in partnership with The Centre for Global Development (CGD) to host a hybrid conference...
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A sneak peek of the Recycling SDRs to Accelerate Economic Transformation in Africa

Africatalyst in partnership with Center for Global Development held a joint webinar on recycling SDRs...
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Opinion: Ukraine conflict shows urgency of SDR reallocation for Africa

By Amadou Hott, Daouda Sembene Women street vendors at a market in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso....
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AfriCatalyst and Speak Up Africa sign a Memorandum of Understanding

AfriCatalyst and Speak Up Africa are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum...
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ARC, WAHO and Institut Pasteur de Dakar establish an Alliance to strengthen epidemic preparedness and response

DAKAR, Senegal, July 25th, 2022 – AfriCatalyst is pleased to announce that the African Risk...
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ARC, WAHO and Institut Pasteur de Dakar hold a workshop to define the work plan and governance of their Alliance

Following its establishment in July 2022, the Alliance between the African Risk Capacity (ARC), the...
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Africa’s Crisis Recovery Requires Upgrading the Global Financial Safety Net

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on African economies. Economic activity in Africa...
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How to Strengthen the Role of Pan-African Institutions Within the International Financial Architecture

In a recent joint piece, African and European leaders underscored the importance of strengthening the...
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Economic emergence is the new target for African countries, but how can it be achieved?

As African countries work towards the goal of achieving economic emergence, Daouda Sembene points out...
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In the COVID-19 War, the IMF Arsenal Must Fully Benefit Low-Income Countries

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a huge economic toll in low-income countries. The IMF has...

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