Posts Tagged ‘challenges’

New Reports on Africa Highlight Areas of Opportunity, Obstacles to Growth – Jean AbiNader

  . * Ahead of US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, August 5-6, overall picture promising, yet challenges continue *   Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC May 23, 2014 Several recent publications have put the challenging road to prosperity for Africa center stage. The most thorough assessment is in the 2014 Economic Outlook published by the African Development Bank (AfDB). It is comprehensive, covering all 54 African countries. Every year, the ...

IMF’s Christine Lagarde on Need for Strengthening “the Middle” – Jean R. AbiNader

. * Speaks in Morocco on challenges of post-Arab Spring economic and human development * . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC May 9, 2014 In Rabat on May 8, Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), provided her analysis and prognosis of the “The Arab Countries in Transition—Strengthening the Economic Middle,” an insightful overview of the challenges and trends in the region. Lagarde noted that despite the ...

From Analysis to Action: Addressing the Food, Water, Energy Nexus in Africa – Jean R. AbiNader

* Morocco is taking a leadership role in the search for practical solutions to the enormous challenges presented by the food-water-energy nexus in Africa.  The issue’s importance and potential impact on regional and international security and stability was highlighted at a conference convened by the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC. *  . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC February 13, 2014 Over the past five years, foreign and security policy makers have become more attentive ...

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