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Cyclones add to Mozambique's Public Health Challenges / Ciclones aumentam os desafios de saúde pública em Moçambique

After two cyclones leaving death and devastation in their wake, Mozambique faces a post-disaster danger – cholera. While endemic to Mozambique, cholera infections skyrocketed after the recent storms, leading the Ministry of Health and internationa...

Wage Determination and the Gender Wage Gap in Kenya: Any Evidence of Gender Discrimination?

This study presents an analysis of the determinants of wages as well as a decomposition of the gender gap across sectors in Kenya. The study tests the hypothesis that women participate less in the labour market partly because of their characterist...

African Union’s Securitization of Youth: A Milestone for Regional Coordination of Youth Programmes in Peace and Security

African youth make up a third of the continent‟s population, however, they are vulnerable to human security issues that range from ethno-religious crises, political violence, piracy and maritime insecurity to an upsurge of religious fundamental...

Promoting Greater Youth Inclusion and Participation for Better Peace-building in the Mano River Basin

For several decades, youth in the Mano River Basin were marginalized by their states, which subjected them to social injustices that left them angry and disillusioned. The result was the involvement of young people in more than a decade of viole...

Promoting Peace in the Great Lakes Region: What are the Other Options?

The current political tension between Burundi and Rwanda has not only proven to be a threat to economic activities and human lives. It equally has the greater danger of escalating into a sub-regional crisis in the East African Community (EAC) (he...

Taking Our Security into our Hands: The Role of Vigilante Groups in the Fight against Boko Haram Terrorist Group in the Lake Chad Basin

The rise of Boko Haram in Nigeria and its spread to other parts of Lake Chad Basin has triggered the proliferation of several community defense forces, otherwise known as vigilante groups. This policy brief reveals that faced with Boko Haram att...

Limits of gender Equality: Poor Uneducated Mozambicans Less Likely to see Improvement

Gender equality is enshrined in Mozambique’s Constitution and promoted through its participation in international conventions and treaties as well as its 2004 Family Code, which requires equality in property and family law, including sharing of as...

Better but not Good Enough? How Africans see the Delivery of Public Services

Africa has long been characterized as a continent of strong societies and weak states. This image suggests that, compared to an informal sector rich in networks of self-help, mutual aid, and private entrepreneurship, public sector institutions are...

Regional Seminar for the Prevention of Violent Extremism in Central Africa and the Lake Chad Basin

Violent extremism has numerous causes and takes several forms. If this global and multidimensional nature helps to avoid confusions related to assimilating extremism to violence, extremist violence to terrorism and terrorism to a religion (Islam o...

La RCA face au Pari de la Paix après l’Accord de Khartoum: Obstacles à éviter et Défis à Relever / CAR facing the Peace gamble after the Khartoum Agreement: Obstacles to Avoid and Challenges to Overcome

For Jimmy Carter, "We can choose to alleviate suffering. We can choose to work together for peace. We can make these changes - and we must ". In the same vein, the Norwegian political scientist, a great theorist of peace, Johan Galtung makes a dis...

Oslo Forum 2018: The End of the Big Peace? Opportunities for Mediation

This year’s overarching theme was The end of the Big Peace? Opportunities for mediation. Given increasingly atomised and internationalised conflicts in places such as Syria, Yemen and Libya, participants reflected on whether we are seeing the end...

Wounded Memories: Perceptions of Past Violence in Burundi and Perspectives for Reconciliation

This report presents the results of a research project conducted in Burundi between October 2017 and May 2018. The aim of the research was to identify violations perpetrated in the context of political and ethnic conflicts and how they affect Buru...

Where the Gap Lay: Presumptive Income Tax Assessment for Small and Micro Enterprises in Addis Ababa City Administration

This study is focused on the presumptive tax reassessment of small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in Addis Ababa City Administration that took place in 2017. The reassessment process was based on average daily revenue estimates calculated by teams ...

Namibians Look to Social Movement to Prompt Government Action on Land Reform

Access to land is a contentious issue in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, a legacy of colonialism and accompanying dispossession. While neighbouring South Africa has moved toward expropriation without compensation, Namibia’s debate has highlighte...

Improving Infrastructure Finance for Low-Income Countries: Recommendations for the ADF

Low-income countries (LICs) in subSaharan Africa face a substantial infrastructure-financing gap. Multilateral development banks (MDBs) have traditionally played an important role in mobilising finance for infrastructure in LICs, but their funding...

Mapping Current Trends in Infrastructure Financing in Low-Income Countries in Africa within the Context of the African Development Fund

This paper examines the role of the African Development Fund (ADF) in its efforts to support African low-income countries (LICs) in meeting their infrastructure financing needs. African LICs currently face tremendous infrastructure financing gaps...

Infrastructure Financing in Botswana: Engagement with Multilateral Development Banks and Recommendations for Improving Lending Processes

The paper explores Botswana’s experience with multilateral development banks (MDBs) in financing infrastructure to identify key challenges and alternative financial mechanisms available to Botswana that may hinder greater lending by MDBs. It also ...

Informing the Approach of Multilateral Development Banks to Use of Country systems: Policy Briefing

A greater use of countries’ public financial management (PFM) and environmental and social frameworks (ESFs) could offer developing countries a larger stake in their development trajectory. Greater use of country systems (UCS) will also assist dev...

Managing Africa's Rising Debt: Time for a Multi-pronged Approach

Debt sustainability in Africa has emerged as a key concern among policymakers and development finance institutions (DFIs). Currently, 19 out of 54 countries in Africa exceed the 60% debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) threshold prescribed by th...

Compte Rendu de la Conférence: Développement Socio-Économique du Maroc: Soubassements d'un Nouveau Modèle Inclusif et Disruptif / Conference Proceedings: Socio-Economic Development of Morocco: Foundations for a New Inclusive and Disruptive Model

In order to inaugurate its conference series, titled: "Considering the new Morocco development model : the need for an integrated and participatory approach ", the Amadeus Institute organized the first conference debate on Wednesday, April 10, 2...

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