Nick Branson and Jamie Hitchen consider claims about the efficacy of cash transfers in Africa and raise questions about whether the process is too often driven by donors rather than African governments.
Can cash transfer programmes be as successful in Africa as they were in Latin America for tackling poverty and reducing inequality? Nick Branson and Jamie Hitchen identify some potential benefits and shortcomings.
Under the astute presidency of Donald Kaberuka, the AfDB has demonstrated resilience and leadership. This Briefing Note examines the Bank’s achievements and considers the challenges confronting Kaberuka’s successor.