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Managing Natural Resources to Ensure Prosperity in Africa

"The discovery and extraction of natural resources has the potetial to finance rapid, sustained and broad-based development. However, the historical record of resource discoveries in developing countries is deeply worrying. Often discoveries have l…

Thinking Outside the Box: A Case for Promoting the Charcoal Industry in Tanzania

"Charcoal is Tanzania’s most important domestic energy source and this is not likely to change in the foreseeable future. Demand for charcoal is rising as Tanzania’s population grows and becomes increasingly urban. Yet, despite its importance and p…

Towards a Green Economy: Exploring the potential of forestry in Tanzania through the Green Growth Platform

"Green Growth is vital for sustainable development due to its consideration for social and environmental components that compliment, rather than work against the economic elements. Foresty and related activities are an ideal sector where the elimi…

Moving Towards an Integrated Africa

"This event provided a platform to explore how best to overcome the obstacles to intra-African interaction, collaboration, coordination and harmonization so that Africa's richness could be better marshalled to realize the common goods of prosperity…

The Green Growth Platform: Inspiring a Green Approach to Development

Economic growth is essential for Africa’s development. In order to ensure sustainability and inclusivity, this growth must not compromise human well-being, social equity or the environment. In Africa generally and in Tanzania, there is growing awar…

Public-Private Partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa: Case Studies for Policymakers 2017

PPPs for infrastructure involves the private sector in designing, building, financing and operating public infrastructure in sectors such as power generation, transportation, utilities, social infrastructure and government accommodation. Unlike priv…

Enabling African Businesses to Transform the Continent

"Africa needs a strong, modern, competitive, innovative and dynamic private sector to drive economic growth and sustainable development. The success of efforts to lift millions out of poverty and improve the lives of all Africans as envisioned by t…

Managing Relations Between Investors in the Extractive Sector and Local Communities

"In the mining sector, as in other sectors, such as agriculture, that powerfully affect the lives of local communities, there is growing recognition that communities play an essential role in governance. Across the world, people are becoming more aw…

Paris Agreement in Practice: What Next for Africa and Developing Countries? Based on the Proceedings of the 3rd Global Climate Policy Conference Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 13-14 July 2016

This report summarises findings of the 3rd Global Climate Policy Conference (GCPC) held on 13- 14 July 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The theme of GCPC 2016 was “Implementing the Paris Agreement: new research solutions for developing countries”. D…

'I Fought the Law, and the Law won': Community Policing in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

This paper examines the introduction of community policing in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, and the relationships in the district between formal policing structures and non-state security actors. It draws on fieldwork (spring, 2017) to show that these relati…

Youth Participation and Non-Violent Resistance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Case of LUCHA

Since its colonisation in 1885, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been plagued with violence, conflict and underdevelopment. Much of its post-independence period in the 20th century was spent under the brutal dictatorship of President Mobut…

What Enables or Disables Leadership for Transformational Change in Africa?

This paper reviews the findings of a study that hypothesised that leadership had been instrumental to bringing about change in Africa but acknowledged that what constituted leadership, and how leadership had facilitated change, was poorly understood…

Enhancing Value Addition in the Extractive Sector in Africa: Why is it Important and How Can it be Achieved

Africa has a wealth of extractive resources. However, most of its minerals are extracted and exported in their raw state. The processing of its minerals into higher value output and products is done elsewhere. Hence, the majority of Africa’s miner…

Africa in the Global Peace and Security Architecture: Overcoming Gridlocks to Peace

Peace and security underpin sustainable development. Indeed, the General Assembly of the United Nations has stated that the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will only be realized in a world of peace, security and respect for huma…

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 definit…

The Role of State-owned Enterprises in Industrialization in Tanzania: Lessons from East Asian Economies

Inspired by the success of countries in East Asia, the Government of Tanzania is aggressively pursuing industrialization as a strategy to accelerate socio-economic development, create jobs and substantially reduce poverty. Notably, many economies …

Deepening Integration in SADC: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities

The objective of this lecture was to stimulate a critical and high-level discourse on regional integration with specific focus on the SADC region. The main objective of this lecture was to understand the current state of affairs within the SADC regi…

Enhancing National Ownership in the Mining Sector: Domesticating the Africa Mining Vision

The Africa Mining Vision (AMV), a policy framework created by the African Union to ensure that the continent utilises its mineral resources strategically for broad-based, inclusive development. According to the African Union (AU), the AMV aims to ac…

African Leadership Forum 2018: Financing Africa's Transformation for Sustainable Development 2-3 August 2018, Kigali Rwanda

Despite significant economic progress over the last two decades, African policy makers still face a significant challenge in mobilizing resources to finance development. Government budgets have increased thanks to a number of factors, including deb…

Women and Political Leadership: Facilitating Factors in Tanzania

Based on a women and empowerment framework, this study used a life history approach to identify the factors in their life cycle that influenced and helped women during their journey to political empowerment in Tanzania. Twenty women shared with the …

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