Africa is a diverse continent with many faces. In recent years, the continent has attracted interest as a booming marketplace experiencing impressive economic growth. At the same time, conflict intensity has been on the rise again since 2013 and development challenges persist. Poverty and hunger remain widespread, many states are characterised as fragile, and governance progress is hampered by corruption. Pressures on natural resource use and the effects of a changing climate add further challenges for states where agriculture occupies a central role in national economies.
Africa-related research at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) includes work on the following topics:
Towards a digital partnership between the EU and the AU
28 May 2020 (Online)
Towards a digital partnership between the EU and the AU: National Policy-Makers
3 June 2020 (Online)
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) – how to make it a game changer?
17 June 2020 (Online)
Agenda for an AU-EU partnership for investment
Online, 13 July 2020 (Online)
The trade effects of the Economic Partnership Agreements between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States: early empirical insights from panel data
Stender, Frederik / Axel Berger / Clara Brandi / Jakob Schwab (2020)
Discussion Paper 7/2020