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Transformation through Inclusive Growth: Achieving a Balanced Recovery

The Zambian National Budget for the year 2022 was announced by the Minister of Finance on 29th October 2021. This marked the first Budget of the newly elected United Party for National Development Government following the August 12, 2021 national el…

The State of the Political Instability and its Impact on Trade in South Sudan: A Critical Assessment

In December 2013, South Sudan descended into a civil war following the long feud between the president and his vice president that has caused huge humanitarian crisis, not only in the country, but in the region. Close to two million South Sudanese a…

Corruption and Firm Export Performance in Fragile Economies: Evidence from Zimbabwe

In this paper, we examine the relationship between corruption and firm export performance in Zimbabwe. Using a new panel data set of manufacturing and service firms from World Bank Enterprise survey and a methodology that relies on within-firm varia…

The Impact of Fragility on Growth and Poverty in Nigeria: A Disaggregate State-level Analysis

This paper empirically investigated the fragility-growth nexus, as well as the fragility poverty nexus, in a sample of 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Nigeria. We further considered the macroeconomic and socio-political relationship…

Inter-relationships between Fragility and Poverty: A Micro-level Analysis in Kenya

The relationship between fragility and poverty remains unexplored due to a number of factors. First, the concept of fragility and its measures have overlooked heterogeneity at the micro-level while focusing on fragility at the macro- or state-level.…

Accounting for the Gender Gap in Urban Youth Unemployment in Africa: Evidence from Kenya

Using a decomposition framework and Kenyan data from 1986, 1998 and 2005, this study analyzes the factors associated with the likelihood of unemployment among the urban youth labour force and the disproportionately higher vulnerability to unemployme…

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

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…

Interest Rate Pass-through in Malawi: Implications for Effectiveness of Monetary Policy - Report

This study investigated the interest rate pass-through and its implications for monetary policy effectiveness in Malawi. Using the cost-of-funds approach and monthly data from 2009 to 2015, an autoregressive distributed lag model was estimated. Resu…

African Journal on Conflict Resolution, Vol 21, No 1, 2021

What we are once again presenting to our readers in this issue, is a number of articles with an interesting and interrelated set of conflict resolution messages. Several of the topics deal with conflict-causing situations in which governing bodies p…

The Case for Updating the African Union Policy on Unconstitutional Changes of Government

The African Union (AU) policy on dealing with unconstitutional changes of government (UCG) has generated countless debates, while a large amount of research and many papers have been published on the topic. As an insider who once was deeply involved…

Mainstreaming Sustainable Natural Capital Management into Uganda's COVID-19 Recovery Packages

Like the rest of the world, Uganda has not been spared by the trail of damage wrecked by COVID-19, with mixed implications on the economy, society and the planet (natural capital). The 2019/2020 Uganda National Household Survey, released in May 2021…

Civic Engagement Impact Stories 2015-2018

This is a report documenting impact stories registered from various districts where the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) with support from the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), Governance, Accountability and Participat…

Budget and Service Delivery Monitoring Exercises: A Synthesis Report

This Budget Champions Network (BCN) report is a synthesis of six Budget and Service Delivery Monitoring Exercises (BSDMEs) by the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) and its partners between FY 2018/19 and FY 2020/21. The foc…

Building Science Systems in Africa: Conceptual Foundations and Empirical Considerations

Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) are key factors that can contribute to the acceleration of sustainable development of the African continent. Knowledge production and innovation are essential for the creation of wealth in African states. In …

The Costs and Benefits of Interventions to Increase Compliance with the Construction Permits Process in Malawi: Ensuring the Benefits of Urbanization

More than half of urban residents live in informal settlements or in informal dwellings in areas designated for housing. While regulations and housing permits are critical, compliance with these regulations is of equal importance. In the case of Ma…

A Cost-benefit of Interventions to Increase Compliance with the Construction Permits Process in Malawi: Ensuring the Benefits of Urbanization - Technical Report

Those who live in dwellings constructed with traditional materials are vulnerable to climatic hazards. This vulnerability can be traced to poor quality of materials; poor and variable construction practice, and the lack of adaptation provisions in b…

Les Maliens, Favorables à L’intégration Régionale et aux Investissements Étrangers, Soutiennent L’influence Positive de la Chine / Malians Favour Regional Integration and Foreign Investment, Support China's Positive Influence

In recent years, there has been a revival of regional integration worldwide, both in West African and other African countries, despite the mixed and often disappointing economic and trade results of the 1960s and 1970s. It should be noted that the l…

Les Camerounais Approuvent la Performance du Gouvernement Face à la COVID-19 mais S’interrogent sur L’assistance et les Vaccins / Cameroonians Approve Government Performance on COVID-19 but Question Assistance and Vaccines

The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Cameroon on 24 February 2020 in Yaoundé (Ministry of Public Health, 2020). Special government measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus followed promptly, including the closure of schools; the prohibi…

Privatisation of Health and Education Services In Lesotho

Privatization is the process of expanding the sphere of the market through a host of regulations that create an enabling environment for free enterprise to operate as a strategy for sustainable economic development in areas that have traditionally b…

Financing for Education and Health in Lesotho: Proposals for Sustainable Alternative Mechanisms

The trend of private investment in social services delivery has made an intrinsic mark on how African governments allocate resources to finance sectors such as education, health, public services and social protection. In Lesotho it has led to an inc…

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