The Carnegie Africa Program, based in Washington DC, provides analysis and insights on the economic, political, technological, and transnational issues shaping Africa’s future.
As Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), diaspora remittances, and other kinds of financial flows eclipse the volume of foreign aid to Africa, the nature of development financing must evolve. This project analyzes how foreign aid and other public and private investment flows can better support Africa’s economic recovery.
Our technology project investigates how African countries are negotiating tech innovations and the regulation of digital platforms. Governments must balance the need to combat disinformation with the risks of restricting civic rights.
Our climate change project examines how global decarbonization policies and innovations to mitigate climate change will affect Africa’s own priorities.
In a post-pandemic world, challenges and opportunities await the African continent. Investment flows will shift as African countries rethink foreign aid, strengthen regional trade, and support home-grown enterprises. At the same time, African leaders need to grapple with global efforts to combat climate change and an ever-changing digital technology landscape.
The Carnegie Africa Program engages policymakers and scholars to shape global discourse and policy in the region and to amplify the voices of African experts on the ground. Sign up to receive updates about our latest research, to read our monthly newsletter, Carnegie Africa, and to be invited to our upcoming events.
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Zainab Usman is a senior fellow and director of the Africa Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Her fields of expertise include institutions, economic policy, energy policy, and emerging economies in Africa.