World Economic Forum on Africa

The Nordic Africa Institute library staff has compiled this web dossier to coincide with the World Economic Forum on Africa 4-6 June 2008.

Literature in the library

Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. The lists consist of literature - books and articles - in the form of fiction, non-fiction/factual information and official publications, as well as of other material.

Useful keywords

The library suggests the following keywords when searching the library catalogue:

World Economic Forum, competition policy, competitiveness, economic conditions, economic development, economic growth, economic performance, economic resources, environment, foreign investment, geopolitics, globalization, governance, international economic relations, international economy, international politics, international trade, macroeconomics, poverty, sustainable agriculture, sustainable development.

Web links

This is a selection of websites dealing with the World Economic Forum on Africa. Many more items are available online on websites and in discussion forums. More links are found in the link collection A Guide to Africa on the Internet, which are related to this topic.

World Economic Forum on Africa 2008

The 18th World Economic Forum on Africa. Official web site.

African Economic Outlook 2008

Country information and statistics from OECD about economics, social issues and trade.

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

A regional arm of the UN in Africa that is mandated to support the economic and social development, foster regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Regional organization of 15 West African nations that works for economic integration and shared development.

EconPapers - Africa

Providing access to online Economics working papers and journal articles. Compiled by Sune Karlsson and hosted by the Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics at Örebro University, Sweden.

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP)

Description of a country's macroeconomic, structural and social policies and programs to promote growth and reduce poverty. By the member country in collaboration with the World Bank and the IMF.

The World Bank : Africa

Country specific information, data and statistics, information about development topics, regional initiatives and projects and programs for Africa south of the Sahara.

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