East Africa’s Regional Trade Expectations Need Better Management
My economics teacher at university liked to quote the maxim: “trade makes everyone better off”. He believed that if people engaged in trade they become more prosperous. This is even truer when applied to countries. Bilateral and multilateral trade creates market and job opportunities for citizens of participating countries. […]
The Politics of Water Sharing in the Nile Basin
The Nile: There Won’t Be Enough for Everybody Is the post-revolution change in Egyptian leadership bringing about a shift in foreign policy towards the nations of the Nile Basin? The Nile River is a resource strained to its limits on both sides of the equation – supply and demand. On the […]
The Challenges Women in Micro Entrepreneurship Face in Africa.
In a recent interview with Arthur Levi – former head of the World Bank’s private sector arm, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Europe. He stated: The key to development in Africa is local entrepreneurship, but this can only flourish in an environment that is transparent and which supports businesses. Back to […]
Uganda’s remittances blues
Migrant workers’ remittances across the world are receiving special attention due to the increase in movement of people resulting from globalisation. The money sent home by the migrant workers is another engine for development most especially in developing countries. This is because remittance flows directly impact on consumption, savings and […]
Future Day Part 3 – Hear what they say but pay more attention to what they don’t!
This is the the third and final post in the three-part series of articles looking at the Future Day held recently in Nairobi and organized by Future Challenges, SID East Africa and the Rockefeller Foundation. Check out the first post here and the second here. On this article I look at the thorny […]