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Financing Development in Africa: Trends, Issues and Challenges

Osakwe, Patrick N. and Ben Hammouda, Hakim (2006): Financing Development in Africa: Trends, Issues and Challenges.


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Access to finance is critical to successful development in Africa. This paper presents recent trends in various aspects of development finance and provides a critical assessment of the costs of meeting the Millennium Development Goals in the region. It also examines recent proposals for financing the MDGs. Furthermore, it examines the key international commitments made to Africa as well as the extent to which donors have fulfilled these commitments. Finally, it examines issues and challenges arising from recent initiatives on aid and debt.

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