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Does Gender Matter in the Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Technologies? A Case of Push-Pull Technology in Kenya

This paper examines if there is difference in the adoption of push-pull technology and other sustainable agricultural practices on plots managed by males, females and plots that are jointly-managed by males and females using plot level and gende...

Tanzanians see Country on Right Track despite Persistent Poverty

Tanzania’s Fifth Phase government has taken deliberate measures to improve the management of public resources. As the country continues to experience economic growth, it is crucial that this growth translate to development of the country and bette...

Majority of Mauritians Say Living Conditions are Good, but Many Question Country's direction

In a stable political environment since independence in 1968, Mauritius transformed itself from a low-income country dependent on sugar into an upper-middle-income country with growing wealth creation from financial services, tourism, and other se...

The African Peer Review Mechanism at 15: Achievements and Aspirations

As the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) turns 15 on 9 March 2018, this milestone provides an ideal opportunity to acknowledge recent progress. The APRM Secretariat’s new ‘Three Rs strategy’ has begun to restore, reinvigorate and renew the mec...

Subnational Value Added Tax in Ethiopia and Implications for States’ Fiscal Capacity

This report recognises the fact that unwinding the current separation of tax administration powers would be difficult to achieve in the current political climate. It suggests a process of gradual reform, commencing with better coordination, standa...

Corruption as an Obstacle to Reconciliation: Its Impact on Inequality and the Erosion of Trust in Institutions and People

This paper explores the relationship between inequality and reconciliation, corruption and inequality, and corruption and institutional trust. We have seen how corruption and mismanagement, at a local and national level, has affected access to ba...

Structural Change and Patterns of Inequality in the South African Labour Market

In the post-apartheid era South Africa has found itself in a long run growth trap with growth in Agriculture and Manufacturing notably absent from the economy, resulting in an inability of the economy to absorb excess labour supply. To understand ...

Forest Taxation and REDD+: An Analysis of Potential Impacts in Cameroon, Ghana and Sierra Leone

This research explores the impacts that REDD+ could have on forest tax systems in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and considers how policy could be designed to increase the chances that these impacts are positive. To assess this, a methodol...

Regional Integration in Southern Africa: Strengthening Participatory Governance in SADC

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a policy advisory group seminar on the theme “Regional Integration in Southern Africa: Strengthening Participatory Governance in the Southern African Development Community...

Closing the Gap: Attaining Work Force Diversity and Pluralism in Kenya’s Private Sector

The objective of the study on Diversity Management and Pluralism in Kenya’s Major Private Sector is to establish the status of pluralism in the private sector in Kenya by examining: efforts by players in the sector aimed at promoting pluralism; ...

Social Cohesion among South Africans, and between South Africans and Foreigners: Evidence from the South African Reconciliation Barometer 2017

The first section of this paper, discusses the question: What in your view are the underlying causes of ongoing stigma and discrimination experienced by migrant communities in South Africa? In this section, the author considers the state of social...

A Delicate Balance: Water Scarcity in South Africa

South Africa is currently over exploiting its renewable water resources. Moreover, withdrawals are forecast to increase in all three sectors (agricultural, industrial and municipal). Meanwhile, much of the country’s water infrastructure is in disr...

African Financial Governance Outlook: Effective Public Financial Management for Sustainable Development

This first African Financial Governance Outlook provides a better understanding of the state of public financial governance reforms in Africa and how policies and institutional arrangements could be improved over time, offering benefits on vario...

Do Safety Net Transfers Improve Household Diets and Reduce Undernutrition? Evidence from Rural Ethiopia

In this paper we examine the impact of the Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program on household dietary diversity and child nutrition using both waves of the Ethiopian Socioeconomic Survey. For identification, we use various methodologies. To e...

Food Insecurity and Family Structure in Nigeria

The article explores a series of questions and hypotheses related to polygynous family structures and both household and individual-level food security outcomes, using the World Bank Living Standards Measurement Survey data from Nigeria, collect...

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 30 No 1 January-February 2018

The January-February 2018 issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin seeks to explore and interrogate the correlations between youth on the one hand, and conflict and peace dynamics on the other. During episodes of political instability and conflict, ...

The Call for Merger of the National Dialogue and HLRF Processes

The search for a comprehensive peace in South Sudan is an urgent demand of all the people, most of whom are distraught and made anxious by the war-induced stresses. To support the pursuit of a comprehensive peace in the country, this Dialogue Brie...

Land Management - Competing Roles and Responsibilities between Ministry of Rural Development and Preservation of National Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing

This paper titled: "Competing roles and responsibilities between Ministry of Rural Development, and, Preservation of National Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, and Ministry of Lands and Rural Rese...

Zimbabweans Affirm Right to Government Information, but Skeptical about Access

Information is the lifeblood of political accountability. Without reliable, timely information, citizens are unable to evaluate and constructively engage with what their government is doing. If such information is absent, willfully denied, physi...

Public Trust in Institutions, Satisfaction with Democracy Decline in Mauritius

Mauritius’ commitment to good governance is embodied in its Ministry of Financial Services and Good Governance, created after the Alliance Lepep came to power in 2014 (Fakun, 2016). The Ibrahim Index of African Governance vouches for the quality...

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