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AFRICA TOURISM MONITOR 2013

by NYU CTED

AFRICA TOURISM MONITOR 2013  Welcome to the first issue of Africa Tourism Monitor, a joint publication of the African Development Bank (AfDB), New York University Africa House and the Africa Travel Association (ATA). This report is inspired by the first two issues of State of Tourism to Africa, which were prepared with our partners at […]

A Talk With Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse

by NYU CTED

Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse (IFRPI, Ethiopia) at NYU Africa House My good friend and colleague gave a great talk the other day.  It was on aspirations.  His basic argument is that there is something called “aspirations” that people have in their heads.  Their work effort depends upon the level of these aspirations.  The aspirations can be […]

Market Information Systems for Rural Farmers Evaluation Of Esoko MIS – Year 1 Results

by NYU CTED

Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa face a host of problems related to marketing, key among which is a lack of information about prevailing market prices. This affects farmers’ ability to decide where and when to sell, compromises farmers’ bargaining position with traders, and can even lead to sub-optimal investment and production decisions. The rapid increase in […]

Our CTED operations Ghana

by NYU CTED

I am just leaving Ghana to New York. We just opened in Accra a building next to the NYU in Accra campus which we will use as the Ghana office of our Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED). We are hoping that our research will actually improve the lives of poor people. We do […]

Live from the WEF Today

by NYU CTED

I watched a live session of the World Economic Forum today – no I am not in Davos but watching this from computer in freezing New York. I logged on halfway through. Prez Jonathan sounded good and very presidential. President Kagame, in asking a question from the floor, was all over the place – unclear […]

Food Security, Investment, and the G-8

by NYU CTED

Guest post by John Schellhase, Program Assistant at the NYU Development Research Institute (DRI). At the end of May, President Obama and other leaders of the G-8 announced the creation of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.  A number of African heads of state and high-level officials attended the announcement in Washington D.C., […]

Studying Local Markets to Improve Emergency Response

by NYU CTED

Guest post by John Schellhase, Program Assistant at the NYU Development Research Institute (DRI). Dr. Christopher Barrett, Dr. Daniel Maxwell, and their team have developed the Market Information and Food Insecurity Response Analysis.  MIFIRA analyzes the capacities of local markets to sustain large purchases of food in times of crisis.  This work helps aid agencies […]

Technology’s Role in African Human Development

by NYU CTED

Guest post by John Schellhase, Program Assistant at the NYU Development Research Institute (DRI). A counterpoint to more hopeful dispatches from Africa, the African Human Development Report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) describes a continent facing a number of challenges.  Focused entirely on the issue of “food security,” the report concludes that 218 […]

Food Security, Investment, and the G-8

by NYU CTED

Guest post by John Schellhase, Program Assistant at the NYU Development Research Institute (DRI). At the end of May, President Obama and other leaders of the G-8 announced the creation of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.  A number of African heads of state and high-level officials attended the announcement in Washington D.C., […]

Education Incentives and Effective Research Methods: A talk by Yaw Nyarko

by NYU CTED

Professor Yaw Nyarko, Director of the Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED), gave a talk last week at Evidence-Based Education: Policy-Making and Reform in Africa, an education conference in Ghana. The conference, hosted by Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in collaboration with the Ghana Educational […]