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African Economic Outlook Report Launch 2014

10/09/2014 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
423 ILR Conference Center

AEO reportThe African Economic Outlook (AEO) Report is an annual publication jointly prepared and published by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The report provides comprehensive and comparable data and analysis of the 54 African economies. It is the only resource on Africa that employs a cross-country, macro-economic framework, allowing for comparative analysis both over time and across countries.

Each year, the AEO focuses on a specific and critical theme on Africa's emerging socioeconomic development issues. The theme is carefully selected in consultation with all partner institutions. The AEO 2014 Report theme, Global Value Chains and Africa's Industrialization, affirms that by participating more effectively in the global production of goods and services, Africa can transform its economy and achieve a development breakthrough.

Institute for African Development, African Development Bank, OECD, UNDP
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Jackie Sayegh
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IAD Fall 2014 Seminar Series

Education and the Development of Human Capital: Outcomes for Development and Governance

School GirlsThe 2013 African Economic Outlook Report observed that the African continent has experienced steady growth over the past decade, while much of the developed world still struggles to recover from economic crisis. This growth has improved the lives of many citizens. At the same time, however, income inequality is widening, and health and education are deteriorating in many parts of Africa. Changing the dynamic so that growth translates into improved living standards will require consistent investment in education, infrastructure development, institution building, and good governance.

The role of education in reducing poverty, increasing economic competitiveness, and providing peace and stability cannot be overemphasized. This seminar series will look at how education—the development of skills and human capital for both men and women— might improve outcomes for governance and development in Africa.

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Two New Courses Being Offered in Southern Africa

South Africa CoursesThe Institute for African Development is pleased to announce two courses (one new, one inaugurated in Fall 2013) being offered in southern Africa. The courses are Law and Social Change: Comparative Law in Africa (Law 6655) and History, Politics, and Social Engagement in Southern Africa (CRP 3850). Law and Social Change begins on the Cornell campus during the fall semester and concludes with three weeks in Johannesburg, South Africa, during winter break. Last year, students enrolled in this course took part in an exciting educational experience that enhanced their intercultural competence. History, Politics, and Social Engagement is a three-week course to be held in Lusaka, Zambia. The course is designed to give students an opportunity to learn about the history and politics of southern Africa and at the same time get immersed in community engagement, projects, and culture in the host country. The course includes trips to historical and cultural attractions as well as to a game park.

New IAD/CSP Book Series

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Cornell Institute for African Development/
Cambridge Scholars Publishing Book Series

The Cornell Institute for African Development (IAD) and Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP), (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) have established a book series that aims to provide a forum for the publication of monographs and edited volumes dealing with multi-disciplinary development issues relating to Africa. The overall objective is to publish books across a wide range of theoretical and practical legal, political, economic, and social development topics; the goal of the series is to make creative contributions to development policy in Africa while also contributing to meaningful, contemporary studies of Africa and the world in general. Manuscripts will be peer reviewed. The IAD/CSP Editorial Board will oversee the assessment and selection of manuscripts for publication. 

 IAD solicits manuscripts to be published in the series.