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nearly 40 percent of its population under the age of 18, Africa is the youngest
continent in the world. This expanding work-age population should bring higher productivity,
increased consumption and faster growth. But turning this workforce into an
economic asset will require ending the mismatch between educational outcomes
and market needs.
Teresa Nogueira Pinto
Ivory Coast is on the mend after a lost decade of internal turmoil and civil war. Yet recent army mutinies and protests by angry cocoa producers show how little real progress has been made in diversifying the economy and creating reliable security forces. On the horizon, perhaps, looms a presidential succession crisis as well.
Dr. Emmanuel Martin
Venezuela's economy has crashed and burned, and along with it a certain commodity-fueled model of development. Socialists everywhere would do well to take notice.
Central European economies have thus far escaped the
worst of the turbulence that has hit emerging markets. A cyclical upswing is strong
in the region and, barring unfavorable global developments, could continue in
the medium and even the long term.
<i>This report presents, back-to-back, two scenarios for the emerging strategic relationship between India and Africa outlined by GIS contributors, <b>Pramit Pal Chaudhuri</b> of India and <b>Teresa Nogueira Pinto</b>, our Africa expert.</i> View from India Africa summits are ...
Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
For the rest of this election year, the United States military will endure a funding squeeze as politicians try to hold down federal spending. But rising demand for forces to operate against Daesh, (also known as Islamic State or ISIS) in the Middle East and South Asia is putting pressure on the Pentagon. Once the November elections are resolved, persistent public ...
Dr. James Jay Carafano