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Summative Report: Learnings from Participants' Reflections on the Strengthening Urban Violence Prevention Through the Community Work Programme (CWP) Project

Reflecting on the participants’ experiences, it seemed that the project had both strengths and weaknesses in its different phases. Related to the training, participants reported increased knowledge, changes in their attitudes and personal lives ...

Impacts of Fluctuating Commodity Prices on Government Revenue in the SADC Region: The Case of Platinum for Zimbabwe

The commodity sector plays a significant role in Zimbabwe, accounting for an average of 19.9 percent of GDP, 50.7 percent of merchandise exports, about 36.2 percent of total formal sector employment and at least 5 percent of total government tax...

The Subnational Political Resource Curse: Allocations, Internally Generated Revenue and Spending Priorities in Nigeria

This study represents an attempt to test for both tax and spending effects in the Nigerian subnational context. It is not the first to do so; Elemo (2012) found that increases in IGR in subnational units led to greater public investment and legisl...

Impact de la Fluctuation des Prix de Matiere Premieres sur les Recettes publiques dans la Region de la SADC: Le Cas du Cuivre Pour la RDC / Impact of the Commodity Price Fluctuation on Public Revenues in the SADC Region: The Case of Copper for the DRC

A study that was conducted in some of the SADC countries in order to seek to understand how from 2003 to 2011 the boom in natural resource prices has impacted the economies of these countries and also how they are coping against the fall in the pr...

Final Report: Diagnostic Study on the Gender-Responsiveness of the South African National Evaluation System

Twende Mbele (TM) has commissioned Singizi to assess the extent to which the South African Government-Wide M&E System (GWM&E), National Evaluation System (NES) and related government-wide monitoring systems are adequately designed to respond to ge...

Diagnostic on the Supply and Demand of Evaluators in Uganda, Benin and South Africa

The purpose of the diagnostic studies was to provide a demand and supply profile of evaluators in Uganda, Benin and South Africa. On the supply side, the main aims were to quantify the size and shape of the current country supply of evaluation c...

Analytical Capacity for Improved Prioritisation and M&E

This analytical capacity is a function of a range of factors, including the supply of strong technical expertise in various fields in the education and professional system; a function of the extent to which this expertise is then located within ...

Strengthening Participation of Civil Society Organisations in National Evaluation Systems: Insights from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Ghana

Recent diagnostic studies unpacked the current status of a National Evaluation System (NES) in five partner countries, in order to determine the most appropriate interventions for strengthening evaluation systems in targeted countries. This work h...

Peer Learning as an Approach to Improve the Work of African Parliaments

Developing capacities in parliament for evidence use is a long-term process wherein parliaments themselves with the help of national governments and regional institutions must own and lead the process and provide long-term support in order to main...

Sao Toméans Support Taxes but don't Trust Tax Officials / Os São-Tomenses Apoiam os Impostos mas não Confiam nos Oficiais Tributários

While tax revenues are a critical part of financing government services, many developing countries face obstacles in implementing effective and efficient tax systems. Direct taxes, such as personal income taxes, are particularly difficult to admin...

An African Approach for Gauging the Gender Responsiveness of National Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

This article presents the findings from a diagnostic study used to determine the gender responsiveness of national monitoring and evaluation systems in Benin, South Africa and Uganda. The conclusion is that while the three countries have implement...

Agricultural Finance Yearbook 2019: Development Financing for Agro-industrialisation

Chapter One of the book examines the trends in agriculture lending by both government and private financial institutions, the performance and implementation of the Bank of Uganda managed Agriculture Credit Facility over the last ten years; progres...

Report from the Scoping Mission by the Twende Mbele Programme to Niger: Scoping Mission Report: Niger

The Twende Mbele program scoping mission in Niger was conducted under favorable conditions and provided a synoptic view of the country's monitoring and evaluation system. It has yielded satisfactory results as relates to the terms of reference, an...

The Challenge of Prioritisation and Alignment in Public Sector Planning and Implementation - Literature Review

The aim of this research is to undertake a literature review focusing on two areas: Approaches, processes and tools that could support more effective plan prioritisation and budget alignment; and The utilization of monitoring and evaluation syste...

Using M&E to Improve Government Performance and Accountability

The policy- and decision-making environment is inherently political – both party political in terms of achieving an electoral mandate, and in terms of organisation politics and the political economy of the country. This leads to webs of power and ...

Réformes Agricoles, Emploi et Réduction de la Pauvreté: Une Analyse en Équilibre Général Dynamique / Agricultural Reforms, Employment and Poverty reduction: A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis

Niger aims to mobilize and leverage water resources to meet its irrigation water needs. This study evaluates the impact of large-scale water mobilization on macroenomic aggregates: agricultural production, employment, household income, and pover...

Stories of Change: Rwanda: Understanding how Rwanda Created an Enabling Environment for Improvements in Nutrition and the Challenges that Remain

Understanding the context-specific causes of child malnutrition, including those related to political commitment and program and policy coherence, is essential for effectively reducing the prevalence of nutrition-related problems such as stunting ...

2019 Secretary-General Report on Sahara: What’s New - ‘Neighbouring States as Parties’ in Roundtable

Few weeks ago, I gained the chance of reading the UN Security Council resolution 2468 of 30 April on MINURSO, and was surprised by the frequently repeated expression of “Morocco, the Frente Polisario, Algeria, and Mauritania”, instead of the previ...

Lessons from Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is an example of a multi-stakeholder initiative (MSI). Such frameworks became prominent in the early 21st century, bringing together governments, business and civil society to collectively solve governance ...

The Citizen: Alternative Budget 2019

The Budget policy statement indicates that Kenya’s economic growth has remained strong and resilient against the backdrop of emerging global challenges, unfavourable weather conditions and political uncertainty. However, the economy remains vulner...

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