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Kudos to our friends at the African Development Bank for their recent launching of a new blog, Building Africa Today. So far it is providing regular updates of African currencies, stock markets, commodities, and other data relevant to those following economic trends on the continent. Any quick scan of the blog also shows that this is not your father’s AfDB of the 1980s: the blog and the Bank are both heavily focused on private sector activity.

I hear that they have plans to expand the blog’s content and give more exposure to some of the new work coming out of the revamped research department. A good example is this new paper on Africa and the Doha Round by AfDB economists Leonce Ndikumana and Tonia Kandiero. Let’s hope this is just the tip of the iceberg of what we can expect from Tunis.


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