The Africa Progress Panel (APP) launched its annual report on10 June 2009. The report states that the global economic crisis presents “a unique opportunity” for Africa to pioneer a low-carbon development model. A key conclusion of the report is that Africa needs to drive its own development agenda as the basis for partnership and shared responsibility for progress.
The report notes that investment in Africa’s real economy- infrastructure, renewable energy, agriculture and communications- will generate jobs, boost trade in Africa, and create markets for the world. Highlighting Africa’s need for immediate assistance to maintain financial flows and stability, and the need for donors to deliver on aid commitments. It acknowledges the significance of Africa’s emerging partners- such as Brazil, China and India- on its path to development. The report also states that “primary responsibility for Africa’s progress rests with her political leaders”.
AAP’s annual report was launched at the World Economic Forum on Africa by Kofi Annan, Gra�a Machel and Linah Mohohlo. To access the press release on the reports launch click here.
To access the full report click here.