African Economic Research Consortium

African Economic Research Consortium

Type Research Center
Website aercafrica.org
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Year founded 1988
Location Nairobi Kenya Kenya
Tags africa africa-portal
Summary Established in 1988, the African Economic Research Consortium is a capacity building institution to inform economic policies in sub-Saharan Africa. AERC has three primary components: research, training and policy outreach. The organization integrates economic policy research, postgraduate training and policy outreach within a network of researchers, universities and policy makers in Africa and worldwide.


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African Economic Research Consortium · 8 April 2022

The Government of Zimbabwe's desire to meet the country's development expenditure needs, following the attainment of independence in 1980, resulted in high fiscal expenditures which were not supported by adequate …


African Economic Research Consortium · 7 April 2022

Generating jobs for a growing population is a critical challenge that Africa faces. An additional 20 million young people will enter the working age population each year over the next …


African Economic Research Consortium · 5 April 2022

Although Tunisia has developed its higher education to move up the value chain, its economy has not been able to grow beyond low-skilled and low-wage activities. As a result, the …


African Economic Research Consortium · 1 April 2022

The existing literature on the relationship between natural resources (NRs) and growth is inconclusive. To enrich this debate, some studies have investigated the role of institutions in the NRs-growth nexus. …


African Economic Research Consortium · 28 March 2022

This paper aims to identify the determinants of business formalization in West Africa, specifically in Senegal, Benin and Burkina Faso. The methodology used is based on a theoretical model on …


African Economic Research Consortium · 7 March 2022

Women empowerment is key to reducing weak dietary diversity and chronic child malnutrition. In Nigeria, child malnutrition is persistent, despite several interventions, which failed to factor in the need to …


African Economic Research Consortium · 4 March 2022

This study analyses the contribution of women to the performance of Cameroonian companies. Based on data from the Cameroon Enterprise Survey, carried out in 2016 by the World Bank Group, …


African Economic Research Consortium · 24 February 2022

Despite Kenya’s strong economic growth, expansion of employment in the formal sector has been slow over the last two decades. There has been limited structural change in the composition of …


African Economic Research Consortium · 21 February 2022

The situation of young people on the labour market remains worrying in Senegal. Although the country had a real GDP growth of over 5% per year between 2014 and 2019, …


African Economic Research Consortium · 18 February 2022

While it is conceivable that African countries have made effort to enact legal framework for data protection and data governance due to the increased use of personal data, compared to …


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