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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…

Contract Type and Teacher Absenteeism in Benin: The Role of Teacher's Supplemental Income

Absenteeism is a phenomenon that has been noted in professional circles with consequences on the income of the wage earner as well as the profits of the firm, consequences that led, according to statistics from 2005, to losses in public finance amou…

Les Béninois Approuvent la Réponse Gouvernementale à la Pandémie de COVID-19 Mais Souhaitent une Assistance Plutôt Équitable / Beninese approve of Government Response to COVID-19 Pandemic but want more Equitable Assistance.

Since March 2020, the Beninese government has taken measures to avoid the spreading of the coronavirus. These measures, which are preventive in nature, consist of quarantining travelers or people who have been exposed to the risk of contamination, a…

Who Wants COVID-19 Vaccination? In 5 West African Countries, Hesitancy is High, Trust Low

Although Africa has so far been spared the massive COVID-19 death tolls experienced in some other regions, health officials are urgently advising African leaders to launch mass vaccination campaigns. The World Health Organization reports that countr…

Access to Financing for Productive Employment Opportunities for Women in Rural Benin

Government and financial institutions have attempted to address low financial inclusion in the development of sustainable microenterprises in rural Benin, especially with regard to women. In general, however, their actions have not been guided by ev…

Technical Efficiency of Small-scale Maize Producers in Benin

Given the importance of maize as a food crop in Benin and the objectives of the country regarding this product in terms of food security and exports, a study on maize production is of primary importance. This study aims to analyze the way small-scal…

Selon les Béninois, le Niveau de Corruption a Diminué, la Lutte du Gouvernement est Bonne / According to the Beninese, the Level of Corruption has Decreased, the Government's Fight is Successful

Whether it is called bribery, kickbacks, embezzlement, or obstruction of justice, corruption attracts the interest of researchers, activists, and politicians. Defined as the abuse of public office for private gain, it has long been seen as one of th…

Benin: Conflict Insights

The purpose of this report is to provide analysis and recommendations to national, regional and continental decision makers in the implementation of peace and security-related instruments. The Republic of Benin is a coastal country located in West A…

Faciliter L’inclusion Financière des Femmes Rurales Micro-Entrepreneurs au Benin / Facilitating the Financial Inclusion of Women Micro-Entrepreneurs in Rural Benin

The following measures would increase the effectiveness of microfinance programmes to promote financial inclusion and entrepreneurial development of rural women in Benin: • Consider differences in age, education and activity levels of beneficiaries…

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…

Cost Benefit Analysis of Post-Harvest Management Innovations: Benin Case Study

This report presents results of cost-benefit analysis of modern post-harvest technologies (metal silos and hermetic bags) with particular focus on maize, beans and cow peas in Benin. The need to reduce post-harvest losses for major food crops comes …

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