This issue presents readers with a more accurate—and exciting—narrative of African progress. This is the economic progress that attracts investors by emphasizing partnerships between the private sector and African governments committed to the best for their citizens.
Handshake #10: Tourism & PPPs examines partnerships that have revitalized both natural and cultural heritage sites, along with the investment climate necessities to position these destinations for long-term success. Contributors also highlight the role of transport and access for developing economies with tourist offerings, focusing on the transformative role of low-cost carriers and pedestrian cities. Tourism does best when governments and private companies work closely together bringing in jobs, supports communities, and improves a country’s visibility on the global stage.
Handshake #9: Reconstruction & PPPs focuses on post-conflict countries and how public-private partnerships can create economic opportunity after conflict by providing access to basic services, markets and finance. This issue covers investment climate, infrastructure, social reintegration and features interviews with Anke Hoeffler from the Center for African Studies at Oxford University and Melanne Verveer, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues and Director of Georgetown University's Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.