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Perspectives on PPP Infrastructure Development in SADC Countries

Implementing public–private partnerships (PPPs) can provide national governments with much more attractive conditions for private investment. In return, governments can gain many advantages from private investors, such as greater operational effic...

South African Migration Policy: A Gendered Analysis

The 2017 White Paper on International Migration to South Africa proposes a policy framework to guide a comprehensive review of South Africa’s international migration policy, including asylum and refugee legislation. However, the white paper makes ...

For Senegalese Women, Advancement is Real but Uneven

The political, economic, and social inequality of women in Africa has fueled significant international discourse since the 1950s, when the United Nations (UN) began interrogating the effects of harmful traditional practices on women across the con...

Africans want Open Elections - Especially if they Bring Change

Observers now commonly assert that multiparty elections are institutionalized as a standard feature of African politics. By this they mean that competitive electoral contests are the most commonplace procedure for choosing and changing political...

Cabo Verdeans want more Government Action Against Corruption / Cabo Verdeanos querem mais ação do governo contra a corrupção

Cabo Verde has long enjoyed a reputation for financial transparency and severe sanctions against fraud, bolstered by its independent central bank, independent judiciary, and Court of Auditors. Despite a few corruption scandals involving current ...

The State of ICT in Uganda

In line with global commitments to improve digital inclusion and to realise the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, the Government of Uganda has committed the country to developing a digital vision for Uganda. It aims to build a digitally-enab...

The State of ICT in Mozambique 2018

Mozambique has a challenging path ahead if it is to realise the full potential of the ICT sector in developing its economy and to make progress on the information communication technology targets that are intended as enabling the achievement of th...

State Capture and the Political Manipulation of Criminal Justice Agencies: A Joint Submission to the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture

This joint submission from Corruption Watch and the Institute for Security Studies, two South African civil society organisations, is concerned with the manipulation of criminal justice agencies by the Executive under the administration of former ...

How Viable is Dialogue with Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram?

The campaign against terror groups in the Lake Chad Basin and Horn of Africa relies heavily on the use of force as a strategy. However, this approach is yet to deliver a sustainable solution. Although dialogue with terror groups is a sensitive and...

TrustAfrica - Newsletter April-June/Avril-Juin 2019

TrustAfrica is pleased to announce the resumption of its newsletter. This quarterly publication will highlight key activities carried out by TrustAfrica and provide you with the schedule of its upcoming activities. It will focus mainly on the wor...

Compliance with Petroleum Industry Transparency and Accountability Rules in South sudan

This paper reviews the existing transparency and accountability rules to understand the extent to which these have been implemented. Despite the existence of strong petroleum transparency and accountability legal rules, we find that compliance wit...

An Institutional Account of Public Service Reforms: A Case Study of Civic Engagement in Water and Sanitation in Tanzania#

This brief snapshot key findings from an explanatory qualitative case study that examined the role of civic engagement (CE) in the evolving systems for providing water and sanitation (WATSAN) services in Tanzania. This issue is timely because afte...

Sudan's Popular Uprisings: Where South Sudan Stands

In April 2019, Sudanese protestors in Khartoum, the capital and other major towns, managed to push their country’s longest reigning dictator, Omer Hassen al-Bashir, out of power after 30 years of a brutal dictatorship. The fall of al-Bashir was a ...

Urban Management in the 21st Century: Ten Insights from Professor Ed Glaeser

Cities play a vital role in growth and development. Leading global economist, Professor Ed Glaeser summarises the top ten insights into managing cities. Cities are powerful vehicles for prosperity because they bring people together in dense cluste...

Petro Factbook 2018

This booklet contains facts about the Tanzania petroleum industry and can be a useful source of information about the gas extraction and other petroleum related activities. The book gives an overall presentation of the Energy sector and petroleum ...

South Africa’s Economic Slowdown and Its Policy Options

The economic picture in South Africa is clear and well known: low economic growth, high unemployment rates, and constrained fiscal policy threatened by rating agencies. The causes of such situations are diverse and both internal and external. How ...

The State of ICT in Nigeria 2018

At a time when the ICT sector is most needed to bolster Nigeria’s ailing national economy, the sector finds itself under considerable political and regulatory pressure, with the country sliding down global indices and some players even preparing ...

Visualisation and Mapping does not Compensate for Poor Data

Collecting and building a reliable and up to date price database that captures the real costs of data products is a significant component of policy formulation, as prices are a crucial component in assessing affordability and benchmarking exercise...

Is Africa Measuring up to its Goal 16 Commitments? The Road to HLPF 2019 and Beyond

Africa played a pivotal role in the adoption of SDG 16 – and continues to lead by example in the implementation and monitoring of this goal. This stock-taking of African preparations for the HLPF 2019, where SDG 16 on ‘peaceful, just and inclusive...

Explaining Financial Crises in an African Open Economy

This study investigated the probable sources of crisis in the financial sector of Nigeria, over the period, 1960-2014. Two distinct phases of financial crises in the country were enclosed by the scope of the study. Both the policy and economic env...

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