Launch results FinScope Consumer Survey Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 2014

FinMark Trust released the results of its first FinScope Consumer DRC survey results on 26 March 2015 in Kinshasa. 

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PADES has joined the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development

The Executive Director of PADES has the pleasure to announce that PADES has joined the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development administered by the World Bank in Washington, DC.

The Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD) is  a permanent global forum that seeks to connect experts and stakeholders from  around the world, and provides a mechanism for continual and efficient  knowledge exchange and for the cogeneration of innovative solutions to  development challenges based on efficiency, equity and justice. The GFLJD is  supported by an advanced technological platform

Initiated by the World Bank in 2010, the  GFLJD  was lauchend in November 2011. The key objectives of the GFLJD are:

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Investing in people-centred innovation and technology essential to Africa's development

Innovation and technology can serve as a springboard for economic transformation provided they are driven by people. This was the message put forward by partners and participants at the closing of the 9th Annual African Economic Conference (AEC), which ran from November 1-3 in Addis Ababa.

Decision-makers and business leaders, economists and academics from across the globe met for the AEC to discuss how to harness knowledge and innovation to boost youth employment, foster the adoption of new technologies, and enhance Africa’s economic transformation.

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Madame Michaëlle Jean, new Secretary General of the Francophonie

The Executive Director of the PADES, Mr. Victor Kitembo Idumba, welcomes the appointment of Michaëlle Jean as the new Secretary General of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

This designation made by consensus on 30th November, 2014 by  Heads of states at the fifteenth meeting of the  Francophonie  in Dakar. She succeeds to  the Senegalese Abdou Diouf who has held the position for  12 years.

 PADES congratulates Michaëlle Jean and wish her a successful mandate as the head of the OIF.

 

Innovation: The new currency for emergence in Africa

Across Africa, many nations are aspiring to become emerging countries. Beyond growth, they want to transform and diversify their economies, rapidly improve the standards of living of their people, and assert internationally their economic and political clout.

As participants in the African Economic Conference concluded, innovation is necessary to achieving that objective. Why? First, because high economic growth can only be sustained with innovation. With diminishing returns, jobs and livelihoods will only continue to grow if more productive sectors are sought. And only innovation – understood as the application of new and existing knowledge to improve processes – can do that systematically.

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