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Almost Half of Malawians consider Emigration; Most-educated are most likely to look overseas

Between 2000 and 2017, the number of international migrants from Africa grew by 67%, including many professionals opting for greener pastures in developed countries. In Malawi, the resulting strain on the health-care system has received particula...

G20-Africa Engagement: Finding a Roadmap to Shared Development

As a club of the world’s largest economies, the G20 determines the future of global economic governance. The G20 thus plays an important role in global rulemaking, beyond the individual interests of its members. Africa is significantly under-repre...

Repositioning the AU’s role in Counter-Terrorism Operations

One of the ways that the African Union (AU) addresses threats to Africa’s security is by authorising or deploying counter-terrorism operations. Such operations are related to, but distinct from peace support operations, which are an AU statutory t...

Coastal Tourism and Economic Inclusion in Indian Ocean Rim Association States

The inclusiveness of tourism development is coming under close academic and policy scrutiny, including in policy debates within the Indian Ocean region through the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Coastal and marine tourism is recognised as a ...

Dynamics of South African Investment in the Rest of Africa

Given South Africa’s dominant economic role in the Southern African, and broader African, regions, it is important to understand the dynamics of investment from this country into the rest of Africa. This discussion paper aims to contribute to this...

Policy to Support Digital Trade: Lessons from Two Emerging Economies

This briefing explores policy experiences in the digital economy and digitalisation through a detailed study of two selected countries, Brazil and Indonesia. This critical analysis provides insights into how policymakers can regulate and deal wi...

Party and State in South Africa

Party and State in South Africa written by political analyst and commentator Dr Mzukisi Qobo, argues that the lack of clarity about where the party ends and the state begins frustrates democratic consolidation and slows growth and development. In ...

South Sudan and the Collective Pain of Watching a Peace Agreement Struggle for its Life

For the past several weeks, there have been rising voices of both optimism and frustration, as reports of progress in the implementation of the so-called Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) continued to hig...

Libéralisation, investissements publics, et emploi des femmes au Sénégal / Liberalization, public investment, and the employment of women in Senegal

It is widely recognized that women's empowerment requires access to employment. However, the gender dimension is rarely taken into account in trade negotiations. Sectors that employ more women in Sub-Saharan countries are generally the least compe...

Trade Integration in the Economic Community Of West African States: Assessing Constraints And Opportunities Using An Augmented Gravity Model

This study assesses and compares the determinants of intra-trade in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Regarding the adopted methodology, we estimate two versions of the...

Green Industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Guide for Policy Makers

This guide has been written as a reference tool for policy makers and planners on formulating policies and programmes that are supportive of green industrialization in SSA countries. In particular, the guide has aimed to provide a workable defin...

Lived Poverty on the Rise, Economic Assessments on a Slide in South Africa

Africa’s second-largest economy has been struggling. High unemployment (27.1% overall) has reached frightening levels among South Africa’s youth (54.7%). Rising prices for fuel and basic commodities have eroded consumers’ purchasing power. The kic...

With Elections a Year Away, Mauritians are Increasingly Critical of Government Performance

With just a year to go until presidential and parliamentary elections in December 2019, electoral campaigning will soon get underway in Mauritius. Incumbents can tout a number of strengths. Mauritius ranks highly on many indicators of good gover...

Gambians see Sharp Decline in Emigration, Though Interest in Leaving Remains High

Migration is a high-profile issue in the Gambia, especially irregular low-skilled emigration beyond the borders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year autocratic regime, characterized by poverty and poor...

Managing Ethiopia’s Unsettled Transition

Nine months after Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, assumed power, the country remains in flux and the trajectory of its transition uncertain. Long-simmering ethnic grievances have been compounded by elite disagreements about a range of i...

Community-based Multi-dimensional Poverty Profiles in Greater Tzaneen and Mutale Local Municipalities in Limpopo Province South Africa: Key findings, Policy Implications and Recommendations

Poverty monitoring surveys in South Africa is significantly institutionalized both in design and coverage at the national level; however, the non-existence of any institutional mechanism to generate Multidimensional poverty data at Wards levels re...

The Apprenticeship Pathway: Preparing Kenyan Youth for Jobs in the Agriculture Sector

This infographic highlights the employment issues in the agricultural sector in Kenya with specific focus on the youth employment problem in Kenya. The establishment of an apprenticeship program to attract youth for this sector is recommended.

Rural Land Redistribution in South Africa: Contrasting Visions and Models

There is widespread agreement that land reform in South Africa is in deep trouble. However, there are very different perspectives on what should be done to address the failure to meaningfully redistribute land and resolve the land questions. This ...

Labour Regulation and the Economy: The Case of the Food Value Chain

Contrary to popular narrative which seeks to attribute to the country's economic ills to labour legislation, this paper argues that the role of law in relation to the economy is constitutive, and that labour can also not be considered in isolation...

Africa Capacity Report 2019: Fostering Transformative Leadership for Africa's Development

The 2019 Africa Capacity Report (ACR 2019) is the seventh in the series and like those preceding it, measures the capacity of African countries to pursue their development agenda, focusing on key determinants of capacity for development. The theme...

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