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The impact of AGOA on Export Flows from sub-Saharan Africa: A dynamic system GMM analysis

Oro, Oro Ufuo and Paul Alagidede
This study seeks to understand the relationship between the United States imports from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the overall exports from SSA between 1996 and 2018. It examines the drivers of that relationship drawing from the existing theories of international trade. The study found that the...
Oct 2020
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Naturally Available Pollinator Decline Will Decrease Household Food and Increase Gender-Gap in Nutrition between Men and Women Who Head Smallholder Farm Households in Sub-Saharan Africa

Byela Tibesigwa
This multi-country analysis studies the food security implications of natural pollinator populations in sub-Saharan Africa, where smallholder farmers rely on wild pollinators in the absence of commercial pollination services. The study specifies daily intake of energy, macro-nutrients, minerals and...
Apr 2018
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Financial Structure and Economic Growth: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Naomi Mathenge & Eftychia Nikolaidou
This study examines the effect of financial structure on economic growth in Sub Saharan Africa. The sample consists of both low and middle income countries, whose financial systems range from poorly developed to relatively well- developed in the context of developing countries. Using dynamic panel...
Feb 2018
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Institutions and Other Determinants of Total Factor Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

David Fadiran and Olusegun A. Akanbi
The primacy of factors of production, such as labour and capital, over Total Factor Productivity (TFP) in stimulating economic growth, has long been a contentious subject in discussions on the underlying causes of economic growth. While the roles of labour and capital have been exhaustively...
Oct 2017
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Aid Volatility and Structural Economic Transformation in sub-Saharan Africa: Does Finance Matter?

Emmanuel Kumi, Muazu Ibrahim & Thomas Yeboah
This paper departs from the traditional aid–economic growth studies through its examination of the impact of aid and its volatility on sectoral growth by relying on panel dataset of 37 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries for the period 1980–2014. Findings from our system generalised methods of...
Jan 2017
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Does Infrastructure Really Explain Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Odongo Kodongo and Kalu Ojah
In the light of Africa’s palpable deficit in public infrastructure, we use System GMM to estimate a model of economic growth augmented by an infrastructure variable, for a panel of 45 Sub-Saharan African countries, over the period 2000-2011. We find that it is the spending on infrastructure and...
Dec 2016
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The Fertility Transition: Panel Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

Carolyn Chisadza and Manoel Bittencourt
We investigate the effects of different socioeconomic indicators on fertility rates in 48 sub- Saharan African countries between 1970 and 2012. The results, based on panel analysis with fi xed effects and instrumental variables, show that initially income per capita and infant mor tality explain a...
Jul 2016
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Foreign aid and Foreign direct investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: A panel data analysis

Kafayat Amusa, Nara Monkam, Nicola Viegi
Funding constraints experienced by Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries has led to reliance on foreign direct investment (FDI) and foreign aid as alternative sources of finance. Despite the importance of FDI for growth, SSA has failed to attract an increasing share of global FDI and at the same time...
Jun 2016
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The Political and Economic Dynamics of Foreign Aid in Africa: A case study of United States and Chinese Aid to Sub -Sahara Africa

Kafayat Amusa, Nara Monkam, Nicola Viegi
The foreign aid arena as it pertains to the African continent has traditionally been dominated by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, however over the last three decades non-traditional donors such as the China, South Africa and Brazil have emerged in the...
Apr 2016
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