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Is the Blue Justice Concept a Human Rights Agenda?

Blue justice is contesting that the oceans, coasts, lakes and protected spaces is about creating an enabling environment for small-scale fisheries to engage meaningfully and to challenge their exclusion and marginalisation which is brought about by …

Collapse, Conflict or Social Cohesion? Learning from Livestock Dipping Associations in Kwazulu-Natal

This working paper is about the revival of communal cattle dipping in post-apartheid KwaZulu-Natal, which has improved animal healthcare and strengthened the livelihoods of the black rural households that keep cattle in the province. Given that the …

Employment-intensive Land Reform in South Africa: Presenting Key Policy Recommendations from a CBPEP Research Study

The Capacity Building Programme for Employment Promotion (CBPEP) is an EU-funded initiative aimed at assisting the Government of South Africa to attain its goal of reducing unemployment, by building state and institutional capacity. The CBPEP seeks …

Reforms under the R-ARCSS could become Mere Transitions without Democratic Change

This policy brief rings alarm bells for the parties to the R-ARCSS, its guarantors, and civil society actors that unless certain actions are urgently taken, reforms under the revitalized peace agreement may fail to yield positive change in facilitat…

Economic Policy during the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Sudan

South Sudan is experiencing a distressing economic period. Government revenue has shrunk to historic lows and debt, both domestic and external, is mounting, marked by unsettled salary arrears and outstanding loans. A combination of the COVID-19 pand…

Inequality of Opportunities in Education in Eswatini

This study quantifies inequality of opportunity in education in Eswatini using Multiple Indicator Cluster and Demographic and Housing Surveys. Using the “ex-ante” approach, the study identifies potential sources of inequality at all levels of the ge…

The Economic Benefits of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Kingdom of Swaziland: A Case of the National Handicraft Training Centre (NHTC)

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Swaziland is key for employment and self-employment opportunities which result in economic growth. TVET has proven to be an educational pathway that can be used to significantly reduce the un…

Agricultural Investments, Labor Productivity, and Rural Poverty Reduction: Gender Disparities in Togo

Despite the crucial role of agriculture in economic development, the impact of investments in this sector remains little known, and information that could inform policy and encourage further investments for rural poverty reduction is scarce. We asse…

Analysis of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicators and Poverty Profile of Danyi and Tsévié Townships, Togo

This study is part of the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Project in Togo which generally aims to establish a local monitoring system to generate poverty profiles, particularly in the rural areas. It provides an analysis of the socioeconomi…

Elder, you're Right! Age-Group Differences in Social and Political Interactions in Africa

Differences in age play an important role in social interaction across the African continent. However, the social effects of these differences remain understudied. Using Afrobarometer data, we investigate how age differences between interviewers and…

The Circular Economy: Including Africa in Europe's Circle

The circular economy approach to sustainable economic development has in recent years gained traction and is now included in the European Union’s Green Deal committing the EU to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. African countries practice aspects of …

Assessing User Satisfaction with the Quality of Healthcare Services in Cameroon

This study aims to evaluate user satisfaction with, and perceptions about the quality of the healthcare services provided in health facilities in Cameroon. The analyses make use of the 2010 Quantitative Service Delivery Survey (QSDS), jointly carrie…

Africa's Digital Divide and the Promise of E-learning

According to UNESCO (2020), approximately 1.2 billion students and youth worldwide are affected by school and university closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To adjust to these new circumstances, governments must develop innovative solutions t…

TANA Papers 2020

This set of policy briefs intend to inform the upcoming discussions at the 9th Tana Forum. This year’s theme is “The AfCFTA: Revitalizing Pan Africanism for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa.” The first brief by Brenda K. Kombo “Strengthen…

Le Ciblage des Pauvres et des Vulnérables au Maroc: Quelles Leçons pour l’après-Covid-19 / Targeting the Poor and Vulnerable in Morocco: Lessons for Post-COVID-19

Targeting is a focal point for the social impact of anti-poverty programmes and state monetary assistance to poor and vulnerable social groups. The practice of targeting is not new in the trajectory of public policy. It is controversial about the ap…

Skills Transfer and Women in Africa's Green Transition

Women remain under-represented in energy value chains, and this is true also for the Africa region. While a range of policies and initiatives are being implemented to promote gender mainstreaming in the energy sector, there is a need to focus on eff…

SPSA 2020: Executive Summary of the State of Peace and Security in Africa Report 2020

The 2019 SPSA Report invariably leaves two key questions. The first one, relates to whether or not the year 2019 could be held up as a viable foundation for something bigger and more ambitious for the continent in the light of AfCFTA, and one from w…

Urban Economic Growth in Africa: A Framework for Analyzing Constraints to Agglomeration

Urbanization is a key feature of growth and structural change in low-income countries, but African cities have left a large majority of their populations without productive jobs or adequate housing and other services. African cities are urbanizing w…

Women Empowerment in Agriculture and Children Nutritional Outcomes in Rural Burkina Faso

Women play a great role in agriculture activities as they are producer of the major part of food crop in developing countries and empowering them enable household nutrition. This study aims to assess the effect of women's empowerment in agriculture …

Impact of Irrigation on Food Security and Nutrition Outcomes among Rice Farmers in Benin

Investing in irrigation development has been a priority of agricultural policy in Benin since 1960. This has resulted in the development of several irrigation schemes in the country. This study aims to assess the impact of irrigation on food securit…

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