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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.
The technology initiative focuses on Africa’s dynamic digital landscape, how connectivity and innovations are shaping Africa’s transformation, and the policies and regulations to facilitate this digital development.
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.
Digital connectivity is enriching the human experience—but the reality is that this is limited to those who are connected.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has significant economic, geopolitical, and social implications that reach African countries, too. Without swift action to shore up African economies, debt defaults, hunger, and instability could ensue.
With all the challenges African countries continue to face, these SDRs are needed more than ever.
Despite these signs of progress, the severity of the governance and security challenges throughout the continent do raise important questions on the role of the AU, notably its Peace and Security Council, going forward.
This analysis draws out the implications of the UK’s 2021 integrated review for African countries and recommends next steps for African and other international stakeholders to navigate the UK’s overhauled external relations strategy.
The summit outcomes are unlikely to match the EU’s rhetoric on a new partnership of equals. But the two continents are starting to realize that they need each other.
Katie Auth is a nonresident scholar with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Africa Program, where her research focuses on U.S. government policy on Africa and evolving relationships with African partners, particularly related to climate change, energy, and investment.
David McNair is a nonresident scholar in the Africa Program and the executive director at ONE.org.
Jane Munga is a fellow in the Africa Program focusing on technology policy.
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.
Gilles Olakounlé Yabi is a nonresident scholar with the Africa Program and is the founder and CEO of WATHI, the West Africa Citizen Think Tank which launched in 2015.