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La Création D’Emplois: Un Défi Majeur au Bénin / Job Creation: A Major Challenge in Benin

Employment issues, specifically youth employment, are of particular concern to all states in the world, as the development of their nation and the well-being of citizens depend on it. Since employment is one of the means to fight against poverty, th…

An African Approach for Gauging the Gender Responsiveness of National Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

This article presents the findings from a diagnostic study used to determine the gender responsiveness of national monitoring and evaluation systems in Benin, South Africa and Uganda. The conclusion is that while the three countries have implemented…

Diagnostic on the Supply and Demand of Evaluators in Uganda, Benin and South Africa

The purpose of the diagnostic studies was to provide a demand and supply profile of evaluators in Uganda, Benin and South Africa. On the supply side, the main aims were to quantify the size and shape of the current country supply of evaluation con…

Politique Nationale d'Evaluation 2012-2021 / National Evaluation Policy 2012-2021

Results-based management has been the subject of reform implemented in Benin's public administration since 2000. Since 2006, this reform has been generalized throughout the public administration and has led to a collective awareness of the need to e…

Gender Responsiveness of the National Monitoring and Evaluation Network: Results and Recommendations Benin

The Republic of Benin, together with Uganda and South Africa, is implementing the Twende Mbele (TM) programme which is a partnership between these three countries based on peer learning whose goal is to develop national evaluation systems that are a…

Politique Nationale d'Evaluation 2012-2021 / National Policy Evaluation 2012-2021

La gestion axée sur les résultats a fait l’objet d’une réforme mise en œuvre dans l’administration publique béninoise depuis 2000. Cette réforme s’est depuis généralisée à partir de 2006 à l’ensemble de l’administration publique et conduit à une pri…

Diagnostic of the Gender Responsiveness of National Monitoring and Evaluation System: Benin, Uganda and South Africa

The AGDEN gender diagnostic matrix was used as an analytical tool to assess the extent to which provision were made and the existence/functionality of mechanism for gender mainstreaming in the National Monitoring and Evaluation plan as well as in th…

Diagnostic sur l'Offre et la demande d'Evaluateurs en Ouganda, au Bénin et en Afrique du Sud / Diagnostics on the Supply and Demand of Evaluators in Uganda, Benin and South Africa

The purpose of the diagnostic studies was to provide a demand and supply profile of evaluators in Uganda, Benin and South Africa. On the supply side, the main aims were to quantify the size and shape of the current country supply of evaluation con…

Etude Diagnostique sur la Sensibilite du Systeme Nationale de Suivi-Evaluation du Benin par rapport au Genre / Diagnostic study on the Sensitivity of the Benin National Monitoring and Evaluation System in Relation to Gender

Despite a legal and institutional framework favourable to the promotion of gender equality, gender mainstreaming in Benin's monitoring and evaluation system could be improved in many respects. The national evaluation policy adopted in 2012 makes alm…

Is Benin's Democracy Living up to its Reputation?

Benin has long been seen as a stable democracy, consistently rated as free by Freedom House and achieving several peaceful electoral transfers of power since democratization in the 1990s. However, Benin’s recent legislative elections have called thi…

Sector of Economic Activity and Poverty in Benin

This study, based on the theory of labour market segmentation, assesses the participation in the labour market in connection with poverty status. Using crosssectional data from the household standard living condition survey of 2006 and k-means algor…

Boosting Youth Entrepreneurship through Informal Credit in Benin

A lack of public sector employment opportunities in Benin is pushing youth into self-employment. About 35% of youth are self-employed in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and 26% are in non-paid family work, whereas only around 19% are in wage emp…

A Pathway to Adoption of Yield-enhancing Agricultural Technologies among the Rural Poor: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Benin

We tested a novel way of encouraging the adoption of improved maize seeds in Benin. In the treatment group, farmers were provided with intensive agricultural-extension support and a full package of inputs to test on one of their plots. In the contr…

Impact of Irrigation on Food Security and Nutrition Outcomes among Rice Farmers in Benin

Investing in irrigation development has been a priority of agricultural policy in Benin since 1960. This has resulted in the development of several irrigation schemes in the country. This study aims to assess the impact of irrigation on food securit…

Local Governance in Benin: A Guarantee of Sustainable Development?

In Benin, since the installation of the first communal and municipal councils in February 2003, decentralization has become one of the pillars of development, making better governance in local matters a fundamental element of the process. Municipa…

Compendium of Case Studies on Natural Resources and Energy in Africa

Africa is a continent of widespread reserves of natural resources (oil, minerals, forests, water and farmland), which can support its economic transformation. Paradoxically, rather than contributing to shared growth and development, rich deposits of…

Microcrédit, pauvreté et autonomisation des femmes au Bénin / Micro-credit, Poverty and Women's Empowerment in Benin

This study assesses the impact of micro-credit on the empowerment of women headed households in Benin using the matched group method. Four main dimensions of empowerment have been identified, namely; literacy and education, social responsibility, pa…

Working while Studying: Employment Premium or Penalty for Youth in Benin?

Most youth in developing countries leave school with only a general academic education level, slowing down their transition to the labor market. We analyze whether work experience during school can help youth transition more easily to a first job in…

Food Aid, Agriculture and the African Farmer: A Curate’s Egg?

"This occasional paper discusses the controversial issue of food aid which in the view of the World Bank and the World Food Programme is "an important and undervalued resource for development in Africa". The discussion, interestingly, includes the e…

Review of Public Expenditure Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

"Public expenditure is one of the critical ingredients of a country’s development. To ensure that public expenditure is efficient and effective, it is essential that resource allocation decisions are underpinned by sound analysis and that a well-des…

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