Subject (Course): Doing Business and Economic Governance in Africa. Syllabus:
- Introduction to the Political and Economic Governance in Africa
- The role of the African Union, the African Development Bank, and the Economic Commission for Africa.
- African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)
- African Doing Business Ranking
- Democratic Governance in Africa
- Civil Tensions in the African continent
- Armed Conflicts in Africa
Governance in Africa
- Business Climate in Africa
- Corruption in Africa
- Illicit Financial Flows in Africa
- Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa
- Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group
- African Tax Administration Forum
- Ibrahim Index of African Governance
Sample of the subject - Business and economic governance in Africa:
Economic Area of the African
Subject Description: Doing Business and economic
governance in Africa.
The last fifteen years, political and economic governance in Africa
- Peaceful elections
- Democratic governments
- Increase of the role of the
women in political activities.
- A collection of tax revenues.
- Fight again corruption
- Reduction of armed conflicts (“Silencing
the Guns” vision of the African Union)
- Countries in democratic transition
- Protests of the population
- Low wages
- Violence - Terrorism
- Arab Spring
- Social unrest
- Cross-border conflicts.
The best country in budget transparency improvements: Burkina Faso
The ten least corrupt countries in Africa (Transparence International): Cape Verde, Seychelles, Rwanda, Mauritius, Lesotho, Namibia, Ghana, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, and Senegal.
Countries with the highest business environment improvement in Africa (since 2000): in Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Mauritius, and Senegal (Source: African Development Bank).
The largest African countries exporters of illicit outflows: Nigeria and South Africa.
The Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance analyses the situation of political and economic Governance in thirty African countries.
Top ten countries in the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance:
2- Cape Verde
4- South Africa
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, 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.
- South Africa
- Cape Verde
- The Gambia
- Sierra Leone
- Ivory Coast
- São Tomé and Príncipe
- The Comoros
- Equatorial Guinea
- Burkina Faso
- Congo, Rep.
- Congo, Dem. Rep.
- South Sudan
- The Central African Republic