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ATDF Journal: African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

ATDF Journal-AfCFTA Volume 9, Issue 2 2018 on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) looks at Economic Transformation and Regional Integration in Africa. Till now, the role of intra-African trade has been limited as African economies trade relatively little between themselves. Now, African leaders are determined to change that. The signing of the African Continental Read More …

The Development of a Continental Services Market: An Opportunity for Africa’s Transformation

Africa is appealing to business in two ways, its low-cost resources and free-trade agreements that promote trade across half the continent. Transformative is the word most commonly used when people refer to the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA). A primary aim of this ambitious effort is the expansion of intra-African trade by lowering the Read More …

ATDF Journal: Embeddedness and Sustainability of MNC’s

This ATDF Journal discusses embeddedness and assessing the quality and extent of «local embeddedness» as a sustainability indicator that captures the positive externalities generated by multinational companies for the local economy the local environment, and the local community and its transformation. The term ‘embeddedness’ has been shaped and re-shaped by the research of economic sociologists Read More …

From Philanthropy to Business: When Transformation is the Only Way to Stay True to Your Mission

Ulrich Frei – Director, FUNDES International, Costa Rica Isabelle Schluep – Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Zurich Abstract The sustainable development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Latin America is FUNDES’ mission and reason for being. The work of FUNDES involves targeted learning among its customers that can Read More …

Chinese official development assistance (ODA)boosts economic growth in recipient countries study finds.

Authors: Dreher, Axel and Fuchs, Andreas and Parks, Bradley and Strange, Austin M. and Tierney, Michael J., October 2017. The new study finds that Chinese official development assistance (ODA) boosts economic growth in recipient countries. But find no robust evidence that World Bank aid promotes growth. The authors use a new dataset of official financing Read More …