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The impact of sovereign credit rating changes on government bond yields in South Africa

This study applies an event study analysis on Standard & Poor’s (S&P), Fitch and Moody’s sovereign credit ratings for South Africa over the period 2007 to 2018 to investigate the impact of long-term foreign currency sovereign credit ratings changes on 30-year sovereign bond yield.

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A comparative study of economic growth as a key determinant of sovereign credit ratings in Africa

This study is a comparative analysis of the magnitude of economic growth as a key determinant of long-term foreign currency sovereign credit ratings in 30 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America from 2010 to 2018.Download: A comparative study of economic growth as a key determinant of sovereign credit ratings in AfricaDownload
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2020 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships

The application process for the 2020 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships is now open. The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships programme is designed to prepare future African leaders by providing them with mentoring opportunities in key multilateral institutions. The selected candidates will benefit from the direct mentorship of the current heads of the African Development Bank, the International Trade […]

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The APRM: a continental model for South-South Cooperation and an exceptional tool for the implementation of Africa’s integration Agenda

The APRM: a continental model for South-South Cooperation and an exceptional tool for the implementation of Africa’s integration Agenda By Ms. Sara Tawfik, APRM Continental Secretariat Four decades have already passed since the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA) as a comprehensive framework for technical cooperation among developing countries (TCDC) in 1978. […]

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The African Union Harmonises Governance Initiatives through the African Governance Architecture (AGA)

The African Union Harmonises Governance Initiatives through the African Governance Architecture (AGA) by Ms Delice Zakeyo, APRM Continental Secretariat During the course of the past year, the African Union has made great strides in harmonising its concerted efforts in promoting and strengthening democracy and human rights on the African Continent. One of the key platforms […]

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The Establishment, Strengthening and Harmonization of APRM National Structures

The Establishment, Strengthening and Harmonization of APRM National Structures By Mary Agbebaku-Izobo BACKGROUND The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is Africa’s most innovative and ambitious initiative on governance that was launched in 2003. It is a voluntary mechanism for self and peer assessment of governance policies and practices on the Continent. Thirty-seven (37) countries currently […]

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DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY ENTERS PARTNERSHIP WITH AFRICAN PEER REVIEW MECHANISM

DSU ENTERS PARTNERSHIP WITH AFRICAN PEER REVIEW MECHANISM (L-R seated) DSU’s Dr. Akwasi Osei, Associate Dean of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Dr. Eddy Maloka, CEO OF APRM, and Ezrah Aharone, DSU Adjunct Associate Professor of History and Political Science, sign the partnership document in the African country of Chad.   Wednesday, […]

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The African Peer Review Mechanism and the Pan-African Parliament unlock new collaboration opportunities

  Midrand, 7 August 2018 – The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) represented by Ms. Mary Izobo, Legal Officer and Mr Abubakr Siddig, ICT Assistant attended the Sitting of the Permanent Committee on Justice and Human Rights of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP). This is in line with Para 25 of the APRM Base Document NEPAD/HSGIC/03-2003/APRM/MOU/Annex […]

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Good governance is a win-win

Good governance is a win-win September 1, 2014 by Peter Harrington (AGI) Peter Harrington is an AGI alumnus having worked for the organisation in Liberia between 2010 and 2012. He is now a Fullbright Scholar at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard. Earlier this month Tony Blair gave a speech on ‘Seizing Africa’s Opportunity’ in Houston, Texas. […]

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Launching Corporate Governance in Africa with an emphasis on Kenya

April 28, 2015 by Admin Key development challenges facing Africa All over the world, countries are struggling to expand their economies and improve living standards. This struggle is particularly poignant in Africa, which has, for a long time, been mired in declining economic performance, rising unemployment, deteriorating national infrastructure, inequality and increasing and abject poverty. Persistent internal conflicts and […]

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