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Boko Haram on the Back Foot ?

Published: 2016
The Lake Chad states should not too quickly proclaim “mission accomplished”, though the military response to Boko Haram has become more cogent. Even if they are forced to abandon their guerrilla war, or are made to abandon all territorial pretensions in Nigeria’s north east and the Lake Chad area, some Boko Haram militants at least are likely to seek to continue their insurgency in some form,...

10 Things to Know: Gender Equality and Achieving Climate Goals

Despite the fact that climate change and poverty are increasingly recognized as interlinked global problems, responses from governments and development agencies often focus on their scientific and economic dimensions only. This guide focuses on the advantages and challenges of pursuing climate compatible development from a gender perspective. International frameworks are gradually reflecting...

Extra-ECOWAS Trade and Investment Flows: Any Evidence of Business Cycles Transmission?

The effects of merchandise trade and investment flows - is investigated in this study - with regards to the transmission of business cycles between members of ECOWAS and the major trading partners between 1985 and 2014. Total trade and FDI significantly influence the transmission of business cycles with elasticities of 1.1% and 0.7%, respectively in the long run. There are little variations...

Portfolio Diversification between Developed and less Developed Economies: The Case of US and UK Investors in Nigeria

The hedging effectiveness of portfolio investment diversification between developed and developing economies is examined in this study; with a focus on the Nigerian stock asset vis-à-vis the stock assets of the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK). Its main contribution is in the analysis of optimal portfolio diversification using optimal portfolio weight (OPW) and optimal hedging ratio (...

Good Things Grow in Scaled Packages: Africa’s Agricultural Challenge in Historical Context

Published: 2013
This paper describes sub-Saharan Africa’s contemporary small-holder agricultural challenges in relation to the 20th century’s “green revolutions,” especially in Asia. Four key points stand out from the distilling evidence from the agronomics and economics literatures. First, each country’s deployment of its own green revolution package typically amounted to a discernible policy event, driven by...

Plan d'Action Africain pour l'Efficacité du Développement Priorités de la Coopération au Développement / Africa Action Plan on Development Effectiveness - Development Cooperation Priorities

Publisher: Reality of Aid Africa network (ROAA)
Published: 2014
The Africa Action Plan on Development Effectiveness with key priorities for development cooperation is inspired by the vision of the African Union of “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena”. The Plan reflects consensus reached on the aggregated interests expressed by the representatives of AU Member States,...

Consultation Africaine Multipartite de Préparation pour la Première Réunion de haut Niveau du Partenariat Mondial de Coopération Efficace au Service du Développement - Compte Rendu / Africa Multi-Stakeholder Consultation Towards First High Level Meeting Of The Global Partnership Of Effective Development Cooperation - Outcomes Report

Publisher: Reality of Aid Africa network (ROAA)
Published: 2014
Supported by UNDP and DFID, the African multi-stakeholder consultation on Development Effectiveness was hosted by the Government of Cote d’Ivoire in collaboration with the Africa Union Commission and NEPAD Agency under the mechanism of the AU/NEPAD Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev). This regional meeting was the final engagement of political leadership and technical experts...

South Africa’s Watershed Elections: Awry, the Beloved Country?

Published: 2016
In post apartheid South Africa, municipal elections have had a brief and unremarkable history. However, it is expected that the polls on 3 August are to be the most fiercely contested of any to date. South Africa’s demography is changing rapidly and with it the political landscape. The eight largest city councils – known as metropolitan municipalities, or “metros” – are home to some 40% of the...

Fractured Peacebuilding in the Central African Republic Lessons for African Union Engagement

The Central African Republic (CAR) have experienced decades of fractured peace building processes. After the 2016 elections, the country can seize the opportunity to reach sustainable peace. This policy brief focused on the role played by the African Union in supporting CAR’s peace building and post-conflict reconstruction and development processes; and identifies ways for the continental body to...

A New Trans-Disciplinary Approach to Regional Integrated Assessment of Climate Impact and Adaptation in Agricultural Systems

The mission of AGMIP is to provide effective science-based agricultural decision-making models and assessments of climate variability and change and sustainable farming systems to achieve local-to-global food security. The presentation starts with a brief discussion on AGMIP's (the agricultural model inter comparison and improvement project) 3 focus areas : i.e. Modelling for sustainable...

Dialogue et Cooperation des Acteurs du Developpement, Parlementaires et Autres Parties Prenantes en vue de la Creation d'un Environnement Favorable Permettant aux OSC de S’Engager Fans L’Efficacite du Developpement / Dialogue and Cooperation among Development Actors, Parliamentarians and other Stakeholders for the Establishment of a Favourable Environment for CSOs to Engage Supporters in the Efficiency of Development

Publisher: Reality of Aid Africa network (ROAA)
Published: 2014
Stakeholders present at the forum agreed on the principle of the importance of associations in the balance of a company and the investment in strengthening its capacity and partnership for the creation of an enabling environment for CSO's allowing them to track effective development. Even if the laws in force and the proposed legal reforms are not likely to maximize a good work environment...

Contrat - Cadre Beneficiaires 2013 – Lot N°1 : Developpement Rural et Securite Alimentaire - Analyse d'économie Politique (PEA) des Filières de l'Arachide et du Riz au Sénégal Rapport final – Mai 2016 / Contract regarding Beneficiaries Framework for 2013 - Set No 1: Rural Development and Food Security - Analysis of the Political Economy (PEA) of Value Chains of Groundnuts and Rice in Senegal - Final Report - May 2016

This report is based on the assumption that the European Union, and other technical and financial partners (TFP), are committed to support the government of Senegal in its efforts to achieve the objectives that it has set in its Program in order to accelerate the Pace of Senegalese Agriculture (PRACAS) in the areas of rice and peanut production. These two sectors have already been the subject of...

Atelier de Restitution du Rapport sur un Environnement Favorable aux OSC(Organisations de la Société Civile) – 2014 Cas de la RDC Compte Rendu / Restitution Workshop Report on a Advantageous Environment for CSOs (Civil Society Organizations) in 2014 - the Case of the DRC

Publisher: Reality of Aid Africa network (ROAA)
Published: 2015
With the support of the African Network for the effectiveness of Aid (ROA), the Program Strengthening the Capacity of Civil Society Organizations in the Prevention and Conflict management in Central Africa (PREGESCO) has organized a workshop of restitution of the National report on the enabling Environment for Civil Society Organizations. The restitution workshop of the national report on the...

CCMT Annual Report 2013

This annual report celebrates the 10 year anniversary of CCMT. Our work has seen the growth in the organisation's appreciation of conflict and the dynamics that result from conflict. The link between development and conflict has become increasingly clear to us. The deterioration in service delivery in schools and health facilities, for example, results in rising tensions within communities...

Peace, Federalism and Human Rights: Papers presented at the first Graduate Conference on Peace, Federalism and Human Rights

The first edition of the Graduate Conference was held on 12 and 13 August 2015 at the premises of the Institute. Of the 15 papers presented during the conference, eleven are included in this publication. The objective of the paper titled “ Insights into Methodological Processes and Analytical Cautions in Interpretive Approach to Inter-Group Conflict Research: Experience from Empirical Research...

Determinants of Household Welfare and Poverty in Botswana, 2002/03 and 2009/10

"This paper investigates household determinants of welfare and poverty in Botswana. Using the 2002/03 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) and the 2009/10 Botswana Core Welfare Indicator Survey (BCWIS), and employing regression analysis, we identify education level and employment status of the household head, as some of the key determinants of household welfare and poverty in...

Public Transfers and Subsistence Producer Disincentives in Botswana

"This paper investigates the disincentive effects of public transfers on subsistence producers in Botswana. Comparative statics analyses indicate that public transfers would not affect farm production when profit and utility maximization decisions are recursive, with the profit maximization decision made first. However, when such decisions are interdependent, public transfers would lead to a...

Financing Africa’s Infrastructure Deficit: From Development Banking to Long-Term Investing

Published: 2016
This paper studies the appropriate financing structure of infrastructure investment in Africa. It starts with a description of recent initiatives to scale up infrastructure investment in Africa. The paper then uses insights from the literature on informed versus arm’s length debt to discuss the structure of infrastructure financing. Considering the differences in investors’ preferences that...

Fostering Interaction of People of Ethiopian Eritrean Divide

This document informs about a half-day conference, during which six presentations were discussed and the presenters were from both Ethiopia and Eritrean sides. About 100 participants attended the conference and they represented Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia, Eritrean scholarship students at Addis Ababa University, research institutes, civic organizations, academic institutions, students from...

Climate, Land, Energy and Water Strategies in the City of Cape Town

The climate change, land-use, energy and water strategies (CLEWS) framework was adopted in this study to look at the energy implications of expanding the City of Cape Town’s current water supply to meet future water demand, using a range of demand scenarios and supply augmentation options. Additionally, the study looks at the potential impact on water demand of relocating agricultural production...

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