Despite the problems of stamping out corruption there is a good smattering of competent people in top jobs.
- Tuesday, 23 July 2013 14:52
- Thursday, 11 July 2013 15:20
- Baudelaire Mieu in Abidjan
Many SMEs lack the financial records to get that vital "yes" from the bank manager. The AfDB, the World Bank and an Ivorian employers' body are helping find solutions.
- Tuesday, 09 July 2013 11:28
- Olivier Monnier in Abidjan
Two years in, President Ouattara's economic transformation is starting to show on tickers, charts and engineers' blueprints, but the daily reality for many remains unemployment and rising prices. Though the president has asked for more time, local elections show patience may be wearing thin, while steps to reconciliation have also faltered.
- Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:22
- Parselelo Kantai in Addis Ababa
While the ruling party maintains its grand plans to to transform the economy, critical voices are asking why agricultural production is not meeting targets and how the regime will hold itself accountable. Fulfilling late premier Meles's vision was never going to be easy.
- Thursday, 16 May 2013 17:12
- Gillian Parker in Abuja
With high overheads and poor access to loans, SMEs are suffering. The central bank has launched several risk-sharing schemes to try to boost the sector.