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Competition, Cooperation and Security in the Red Sea

The Red Sea and its environs, which includes several countries in the Horn of Africa, are lately receiving increased global attention. Several geopolitical dynamics make it a unique space, often marked by division rather than unity. There are conc...

Toward Stability and Growth: A Review of Pillar I & II of Zambia’s Economic Stabilisation and Growth Programme 2017-2019

The aim of this paper is to review the ESGP, particularly, its performance in 2018. The paper sets out to understand how well Zambia faired in implementing the ESGP as well as to highlight the broader fiscal trends recently. It ultimately seeks to...

In Further Pursuit of an IMF-Programme: Possible Pathways for Zambia and Lessons for Africa

Since 2015, Zambia’s real GDP growth has declined markedly, its local currency has depreciated notably with episodes of serious volatility, and the risks of fiscal and debt distress have mounted. As the country searches for solutions, one viable i...

Les Milieux D’affaires et Politique vus Comme le Siège D’une Corruption Croissante au Niger/ Business and Political Circles Seen as the Seat of Growing Corruption in Niger

The phenomenon of corruption is fairly entrenched in Niger, according to Transparency International (2018), which ranks the country 114th out of 180 countries. Faced with this scourge, the High Authority against Corruption and Assimilated Offenses...

The Sales Tax Proposal: Are we Beating a Dead Horse? Preliminary Results from a Rapid Assessment

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota tribe in the United States of America, passed on from one generation to the next, says that “when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount”. The fiscal authorities have argued ...

Proceedings of the Regional Climate Change Dialogue and Training Workshop for Policymakers and Scientist

The Regional Climate Change Dialogue and Training Workshop provided an avenue for sharing experiences and lessons drawn from the different countries relating to climate change. The overall goal of the regional workshop was to bring different partn...

Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU): Evaluation of Integrated Agriculture and Nutrition-sensitive Interventions for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) Programme in Tanzania

In recent years, agricultural investment in sub-Saharan Africa has increased, leading to increased food production. However, despite increased food production, malnutrition rates are still high. This is because agricultural programmes have tradit...

Le Rôle des Investissements Publics sur L'emploi des Femmes Sénégalaises Dans un Contexte de Libéralisation Commerciale / The Role of Public Investment in Employing Senegalese Women in the Context of Trade Liberalisation

In the spirit of recent work on the gender effects of trade liberalisation, this paper explores the impact of the implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between West Africa and the European Union on women's employment in Sene...

Towards Building a Fair and Orderly International Framework for Sovereign Debt Restructuring: An African Perspective

The recent history of Sovereign Debt Restructuring (SDR) undoubtedly demonstrates the need for a reform of the international financial architecture. Not only have financial crisis and sovereign default become problems affecting developed and devel...

Climate Resilience in Developing Cities: Msimbazi Basin, Dar es Salaam

In Dar es Salaam, the Msimbazi Basin is one of the fastest growing and most rapidly urbanising areas. This, coupled with insufficient service provision, high poverty levels and frequent floods, has a significant impact on the population. To addres...

Ugandans Commend their Government's Performance in Bridging the Gender Gap

Bridging gender gaps is a global priority, embodied in the United Nations (2019) Sustainable Development Goal No. 5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” Its importance is underscored by the insight that countries cannot deve...

In Togo, Inadequate Health Services Feed Growing Dissatisfaction with Government Performance

Despite significant gains on basic health indicators, Togo’s health system remains fragile. Periodic disruptions became particularly trying for the public during a 2018 strike when even essential services were unavailable. Striking health-care wor...

Fighting BEPS in Africa: A Review of Country-by-Country Reporting

Multinational enterprises (MNEs) can shift profits away from jurisdictions with comparatively high tax rates to jurisdictions with lower to no tax rates, and so avoid paying their fair share of taxes without breaking any single jurisdiction’s la...

The New Development Bank: Towards Greater Efficiency

Multilateral development banks (MDBs) increasingly struggle to respond effectively to the needs of middle-income countries (MICs). This has influenced not only their potential development impact but also their own financial stability. Part of the ...

Partnering with the New Development Bank: What Improved Services can it Offer Middle-income Countries?

Multilateral development banks increasingly struggle to respond effectively to the needs of middle-income countries, influencing not only their potential development impact but also their own financial stability. This challenge has been driven by ...

Beyond Tweets and Screams: Action for Empowerment and Accountability in Nigeria - The Case of #BBOG Movement

This paper explores the nature, role and dynamics of new forms of social and political action as pathways to empowerment and accountability in fragile conflict- and violence-affected settings in Africa. Through an in-depth analysis of the case o...

Participatory Methods in Violence Prevention: Lessons from CSVR's Collaboration with the Community Work Programme in South Africa

CSVR has been conducting research on South Africa’s Community Work Programme (CWP) since 2010. In 2016, the organisation commenced with an effort to strengthen urban violence prevention interventions carried out by CWP through their work. This r...

Irrigation and Women's Diet in Ethiopia: A Longitudinal Study

Some agricultural practices, such as irrigation, have the potential to buffer seasonal dietary gaps and thus improve diets, particularly for subsistence farmers but also for rural and urban households that purchase irrigated produce from local m...

Water-Wise: Smart Irrigation Strategies for Africa

The report begins with an overview of the challenges on agricultural systems to make more food available and accessible and lays out the potential of irrigation to make agriculture more productive, efficient and profitable for smallholder farmers....

Enhancing Resilience Through Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Marine and coastal ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services to help people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. Coastal and marine EbA involves governing and managing ecosystems to enhance their...

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