Shanta Devarajan

Many African countries have continued to make progress on development indicators, but public service corruption is a drag on growth, the World Bank says

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South Africa’s Standard Bank and the Opec Fund for International Development have launched a smallholder risk sharing agreement aimed at making financing more accessible to smallholder farmers and small and medium sized agricultural producers in sub-Saharan Africa.

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South African banking group Nedbank has signed a multi-million dollar deal to launch a carbon credit scheme in Kenya. The project, which spans 200,000 hectares of dryland forest, is managed in conjunction with Wildlife Works Incorporated, an NGO, and aims to release 2.5m tonnes of carbon onto the carbon trading markets.

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