African Economic Research Consortium

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The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), "established in 1988 is a public not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training. AERC's mission is to strengthen local capacity for conducting independent, rigorous inquiry into the problems facing the management of economies in sub-Saharan Africa." [1]

AERC is part of the Global Development Network. [1]

"The AERC is also funded by the World Bank, the Ford and the Rockefeller Foundation, the USAID and the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation." [2]



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  1. About, African Economic Research Consortium, accessed June 24, 2008.
  2. Mandisi Majavu, "Building African Cadres of Excellence: A study of the neo-colonial coordinator class", Znet Commentary, June 17, 2008.