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Economic Governance in Africa

Syllabus of the Subject: Doing Business and Economic Governance in Africa.

  1. Introduction to the Political and Economic Governance in Africa
  2. Role of the African Union, the African Development Bank, and the Economic Commission for Africa
  3. African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) - NEPAD
  4. African Doing Business Ranking
  5. Democratic Governance in Africa
  6. Civil Tensions in the African continent
  7. Armed Conflicts in Africa
  8. Economic Governance in Africa
  9. Business Climate in Africa
  10. Corruption in Africa
  11. Illicit Financial Flows in Africa
    1. Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa
    2. Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group
    3. African Tax Administration Forum
  12. Ibrahim Index of African Governance
The Subject “Doing Business and Economic Governance in Africa” is part of the following programs:
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Masters: International Business, Africa
  3. Course: African Economy (Online)
  4. Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

Languages of study English or French Gouvernance économique en Afrique Portuguese Governança económica na África Spanish Gobernanza en África

Credits of the subject “Doing Business and economic governance in Africa”: 0.4 ECTS Credits

Sample of the subject - Doing Business and economic governance in Africa:
Doing Business and economic governance in Africa

Opening of the Hispano-African University of International Business

Hispano-African University of International Business

We Trust in Africa

Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

Description of the Subject: Doing Business and Economic Governance in Africa.

The last fifteen years, the political and economic governance in Africa has improved.

  1. Peaceful elections
  2. Democratic governments
  3. Increase of the role of the women in the political activities
  4. A collection of tax revenues
  5. Fight again corruption
  6. Armed conflicts reduction (“Silencing the Guns” vision of the African Union)


  1. Countries in democratic transition
  2. Protests of the population
  3. Low wages
  4. Violence - Terrorism
  5. Arab Spring
  6. Social unrest
  7. Cross-border conflicts

The best country in budget transparency improvements is Burkina Faso.

The ten least corrupt African Countries (Transparency International) are Cape Verde, the Seychelles, Rwanda, Mauritius, Lesotho, Namibia, Ghana, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, and Senegal.

The countries with the highest business environment improvement in Africa (since 2000) are Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Mauritius, and Senegal (Source: African Development Bank).

The largest African Countries exporters of illicit outflows are Nigeria and South Africa.

The Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance analyses the situation of the political and economic governance in thirty African Countries.

Top ten countries in the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance:

  1. Mauritius
  2. Cape Verde
  3. Botswana
  4. South Africa
  5. The Seychelles
  6. Namibia
  7. Ghana
  8. Tunisia
  9. Senegal
  10. Lesotho

African Easy of Doing Business Ranking (World Bank).

Mauritius is the African Country with the highest rank in the Easy of Doing Business rank of the World Bank, followed by South Africa, Rwanda, Ghana, Botswana, the Seychelles, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Cape Verde

The ten countries with the lowest rank are Liberia, Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Eritrea.

  1. Mauritius
  2. South Africa
  3. Rwanda
  4. Ghana
  5. Botswana
  6. The Seychelles
  7. Namibia
  8. Swaziland
  9. Zambia
  10. Cape Verde
  11. Mozambique
  12. Lesotho
  13. Tanzania
  14. Ethiopia
  15. Kenya
  16. The Gambia
  17. Sierra Leone
  18. Gabon
  19. Mali
  20. Ivory Coast
  21. Togo
  22. Uganda
  23. Benin
  24. Burundi
  25. São Tomé and Príncipe
  26. Cameroon
  27. The Comoros
  28. Sudan
  29. Senegal
  30. Madagascar
  31. Malawi
  32. Equatorial Guinea
  33. Burkina Faso
  34. Niger
  35. Guinea
  36. Nigeria
  37. Zimbabwe
  38. Liberia
  39. Mauritania
  40. Congo, Rep
  41. Guinea-Bissau
  42. Angola
  43. Congo, Dem. Rep
  44. Chad
  45. South Sudan
  46. The Central African Republic
  47. Eritrea

African Peer review mechanism

Index of African Governance

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