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Analyse Econometrique de la Perception et de l'Adaptation aux Risques Lies au Changement Climatique chez les Exploitants Agricoles du Congo-Brazzaville / Econometric Analysis of the Perception and Adaptation to Climate Change Risks Among Farmers in Congo-

This study analyzes the experience of farmers under Agri-Congo with regard to perception and adaptation to climate change. It is based on a field survey of 201 farmers, comprising 101 in Brazzaville and 100 in Pointe-Noire, the two largest cities in…

Econometric Analysis of Perception and Adaptation to Climate Change Risks among Farmers in Congo-Brazzaville

This study analyzes the experience of farmers under Agri-Congo with regard to perception and adaptation to climate change. It is based on a field survey of 201 farmers, comprising 101 in Brazzaville and 100 in Pointe-Noire, the two largest cities in…

Pour le Meilleur Comme le Pire, plus de Guinéens font Recours aux Médias Digitaux / For Better or Worse, more Guineans are using Digital Media

In the face of continuous technological change, the information consumption habits of Guineans are also changing. Although radio remains the most popular source of information, it is being challenged by television, and the Internet and social networ…

Assessment of Contact Tracing Options for South Africa

Current epidemiology research on COVID-19 shows that contact tracing is only able to curb the growth of the epidemic, if we identify 50% of the positive cases and trace 60% of their contacts with no delay. If we take more than three days to quaranti…

Exploring Data Anonymisation and Internet Safety in East Africa

Internet adoption in East Africa has faced several challenges with the high cost of bandwidth being the key challenge. Nevertheless, once people are online, censorship, Internet privacy, geo-blocking of content and Internet shutdowns are some of the…

Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change in Coastal Cities

Presently, there is a unified message in the global policy discourse and internationally mandated scientific assessments that advocates nature-based solutions (NbS) as the basis for transforming society. NbS are underpinned by an ecosystem services …

Citizens Offer Bleak Outlook on Malawi's Economy

Malawi is among the poorest countries in the world; about half of its population lives below the poverty line. Heavily dependent on agriculture, its economy is susceptible to climate and other shocks. Although annual economic growth averaged 4% betw…

Malians, though Eager for Change from Failing State and Economy, still demand Democracy

After weeks of massive demonstrations demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta’s resignation, thousands of jubilant Malians celebrated the military coup that removed him from office on 18 August. But some observers were left to wonder whether demo…

Income Diversification and Household Welfare in Tanzania 2008-13

This paper uses three waves of Tanzanian National Panel Surveys (2008/09, 2010/11, and 2012/13) to construct a panel from 3,676 households that appear in at least two waves to explore the effect of income diversification on household welfare measure…

Closing the Gap: Gender and Innovation

Innovation generally takes place in male-dominated industries. A gender gap might therefore exist. This study used data from the 2015 Tanzania Firm-Level Skills Survey to investigate the gender innovation gap between female-owned enterprises and mal…

Innovating Agricultural Extension Services to Increase Maize Production and Reduce Food Insecurity in Benin

Despite agriculture being the most important sector, food insecurity is a problem facing many in Benin. Increasing food prices since the 2008 financial crisis and extreme climate events – including droughts and floods – since 2010 have led to food s…

Social Capital Promotes Women's Empowerment in Kenya

Women’s empowerment is essential for pro-poor growth and sustainable development. When women are economically empowered, a direct path to poverty eradication, inclusive economic growth and gender equality opens up. One way to bring about this empowe…

Sustainable Development Goals in Cibitoke and Kirundo Provinces, Burundi

In this paper, progress on some of the key Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets for the two poorest provinces of Burundi namely Cibitoke and Kirundo are measured. Primary data, using a survey as research instrument, was collected for 4,839 hou…

Implications of Migration to Cost-reflective Tariffs in Eswatini's Electricity Sector

The study investigates the possible impacts of migrating to cost reflective tariffs in Eswatini’s electricity sector. This involves assessing the electricity consumptions patterns of the different electricity customer categories in relation to the …

Gender-based Credit Constraints and Firm Performance in Cameroon

This paper revisits the empirical literature on gender and access to formal finance by enterprises and examines the effect of financial constraints on firm performance in Cameroon. Existing literature on the importance of gender of the firm’s owner …

Impact de l'Accès au Microcrédit sur le BienÊtre des Ménages et l'Évolution de la Pauvreté au Cameroun: / Impact of Access to Microcredit on the Well-Being of Households and Poverty Change in Cameroon: 2001-2007001-2007 /

Using data from the second and third Cameroonian household surveys, this study analyzes the relationship between access to microcredit, household wellbeing, and poverty change in Cameroon. It uses a combination of two methods of analysis: the instru…

Impact of Access to Microcredit on the Well-being of Households and Poverty Change in Cameroon: 2001-2007

Using data from the second and third Cameroonian household surveys, this study analyzes the relationship between access to microcredit, household wellbeing, and poverty change in Cameroon. It uses a combination of two methods of analysis: the instru…

Évaluation de la Satisfaction des Usagers Vis-À-Vis de la Qualité des Services de Santé au Cameroun / 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…

The Law of the Sea and Landlocked States

Landlocked states need access to the sea by means of transit through one or more neighbouring coastal states. Without this right of access, landlocked states would not be able to exercise their rights in terms of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of…

Building Africa's Renewable Energy Future: Recommendations for a just Transition

To shed light on the course of African energy transition processes, this policy brief provides evidence from a comparative analysis of 34 African countries. We present a clear picture of promising policy frameworks and fruitful attempts to realise a…

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