Tag Archives: Ethiopia

Global Financing Facility Looks Beyond the Millennium Development Goals to Bolster Africa’s Private/Public Healthcare Systems

Earlier this week, the Corporate Council on Africa’s Health Working Group hosted a World Bank presentation of The Global Financing Facility (GFF), a broad $4 billion facility that aims to promote reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) in low- and middle-income countries.  The GFF–which was announced in September 2014 and currently consists of … Continue Reading

An In-Depth Look at the Candidates for African Development Bank President

In a few months’ time, the African Development Bank (“AfDB”) Board of Governors will vote to decide the successor to President Donald Kaberuka whose presidency comes to an end on August 31, 2015.  Having first gained international prominence for undertaking sweeping economic reforms as finance minister in a post-genocide Rwanda, Kaberuka has had a highly … Continue Reading

The High-Flying Success of Ethiopian Airlines

Although the African aviation market currently accounts for a small sliver of the global air service market, the continent’s economic and population boom  is expected to drive the growth of African air traffic at a rate which outpaces the global market.  Furthermore, focusing on meeting air passenger travel demand to, from, and within Africa will … Continue Reading

Wildlife Conservation Efforts Spark Public-Private Partnerships in Africa

           Throughout Africa, governments and private organizations are partnering to conserve Africa’s endangered wildlife.  Wildlife conservation’s appeal stems not only from ideals of social responsibility, but also from diverse economic interests.  These interests stimulate a variety of business partnerships, including public-private ones, in Africa’s wildlife conservation. The Economics of Conservation             African nations are among the fastest-growing economies in … Continue Reading