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Land Tenure Insecurity, Fragmentation and Crop Choice: Evidence from Uganda

This study uses household-, parcel- and plot-level data to analyse the effect of land tenure insecurity and land fragmentation on crop choice. We use formal land titling as a proxy for de jure land rights, and the perceived transfer rights over parc…

Technical Efficiency of Small-scale Maize Producers in Benin

Given the importance of maize as a food crop in Benin and the objectives of the country regarding this product in terms of food security and exports, a study on maize production is of primary importance. This study aims to analyze the way small-scal…

A Stochastic Frontier Estimation of Tax Efficiency in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) - Report

The objective of this study is to investigate the determinants of non-natural resource tax revenue and estimate its efficiency in ECOWAS countries. A stochastic frontier tax function was estimated using annual data from 2001 to 2015 by use of Maximu…

Macroeconomic Determinants of Remittance Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa

The fundamental objective of this study is to empirically explore the macroeconomic factors that explain variations in migrant remittance inflows to Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In doing this, the paper sampled 38 out of 48 SSA countries for which cons…

From Blood Diamonds to Blood Gold - A Report on Machete Violence in Zimbabwe's ASM Gold Sector

Shurugwi is a beautiful scenic town in Zimbabwe`s Midlands Province which sits on the famous mineral rich Great Dyke belt. The Great Dyke, which is up to 8 miles wide and about 330 miles long, consists of several precious minerals which include gold…

Digital Rights in South Sudan, UPR Submission, Session 40

Digital rights and freedoms should be accorded the same protection as offline rights and freedoms. Protection of freedom of expression, access to information, data protection and privacy have been guaranteed in international and regional instruments…

Digital Rights in Zimbabwe, UPR Submission, Session 40

Digital rights and freedoms should be accorded the same protection as offline rights and freedoms. Protection of freedom of expression, access to information, data protection and privacy have been guaranteed in international and regional instruments…

Mapping and Analysis of Privacy Laws and Policies in Africa - Summary Report

Privacy in the digital age has become a preeminent human rights issue, given its intricate connection with, and its being a foundation for the realisation of other rights such as freedoms of expression, information, assembly, and association. Yet, w…

Female School Drop Outs in Post Primary Education Institutions in Rural Districts of Uganda

Funded by Gateway Research Centre (Kampala), the study on Female School Drop outs in Post Primary Education Institutions was conducted in four districts namely; Luweero (Central), Namayingo (Eastern), Dokolo (Northern) and Kiruhura (Western). It was…

Evaluation de L’offre et des Besoins en Formation Professionnelle des Jeunes Dans la Region de L’extreme-Nord du Cameroun / Assessment of Vocational Training Needs and Opportunities for Youth in the Far North Region of Cameroon

Cameroon has been facing security challenges in the North-West, South-West, East and Far-North regions for some years now, with the corollary of the recruitment of young people, most of whom are unemployed, into armed groups. This situation has furt…

Les Menaces Majeures Contre L’humanite en 2020: Une Synthèse du Rapport sur les Risques Catastrophiques Globaux 2020 de Global Challenges Foundation / Major Threats to Humanity in 2020: A Synthesis of the Global Challenges Foundation's Global Catastrophic

The Global Challenge Foundation's 2020 Global Disaster Risk Report provides an overview of the major threats to human survival, highlights their interconnectedness, and explores their management at the global level. The report focuses on seven key g…

Victoire de Joe Biden à L'élection Présidentielle aux États-Unis: Une Nouvelle Ère Dans les Relations Internationales ? / Joe Biden's Victory in the US Presidential Election: A New Era in International Relations?

It is important to note that the internal situation in the United States will dictate the first steps of President-elect Joe Biden. However, he is expected to focus on the symbolic and communicational dimensions to "correct" the verbal outrages of h…

District Service Commissions in Uganda: Functionality, Pitfalls, and Recommendations for Action

This policy brief presents issues from District Service Commissions (DSC) generated from the training of the statutory bodies in 34 districts in Uganda in November and December 2020. The Policy Brief presents recommendations to local governments, th…

Land Management and Governance in Local Government: Opportunities and Challenges for District Land Boards in Uganda

This policy brief originates from the training for members of statutory boards and commissions in 34 district local governments in the country undertaken by ACODE between August and October 2020. The design of the training of the Local Government Pu…

Les Gabonais Expriment leur Insatisfaction des Besoins D’éducation / Gabonese Express Dissatisfaction with Education Needs

Education is considered one of the sectors that underpin the development of a country. It contributes, among other things, to the formation of populations and to the social cohesion of a nation. Despite great progress over the last two decades, Afri…

African Citizens' Message to Traditional Leaders: Stay in Development, Stay out of Politics

The proper role for unelected “traditional leaders” or “chiefs” in modern African societies has been debated for decades. Once written off as anachronistic, irrelevant, and anti-democratic, especially after the democratic openings that swept across …

Nuclear Science and Technology: Driving Africa's Development

In 2013 the AU adopted Agenda 2063 as the continent’s strategic framework for sustainable development and economic growth. The goals and aspirations enshrined in Agenda 2063 complement those of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nuclear …

The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty: An African Perspective

This policy insight examines the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW, also known as the Ban Treaty) from an African perspective. It provides a historical overview of the role of nuclear weapons on the continent…

Zambian Civil Society's Arduous APRM Journey

Zambia began its African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) journey when president Levy Mwanawasa was in office in January 2006, but slowed down during subsequent administrations. Sustaining the momentum and engaging in the APRM process in Zambia over a l…

Developments in Paperless Trade: Implications for Zambia's Small-Scale Cross-Border Traders

The Trade Facilitation Agreement is an important regulatory framework designed to promote efficiency and predictability in international trade, specifically with respect to the clearance, release and movement of goods. Information and communication …

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