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Economic Partnership Agreements between the European Union and African, Caribbean, and Pacific Countries: What is at Stake for Senegal?

"In recent years the European Union has sought to transform its trading regime with the ACP countries by advocating reciprocal free trade agreements with them through Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). As a result, the EPA talks were launched i…

Linking Economic Research and Policy-Making: The Role of the AERC

"This synthesis paper deals with findings of these two “policy” studies. Each study looked at the current relationship between research and policy in countries where AERC has been involved with local researchers or policy makers to varying degrees.…

Africa's Tsunami: Turning the Tide on Aids

"According to UNAIDS' most recent epidemic update, sub-Saharan Africa has just over 10% of the world's population, but more than 60% of all people living with HIV/Aids. The three case studies in this book look at the history of national Aids contro…

From Isolation to Integration? A Study of Chinese Retailers in Dakar

"Starting from the late 1990s, more and more Chinese have migrated to Senegal, concentrating and opening small shops along the Boulevard Général de Gaulle, one of the major roads in Dakar. Le Centenaire, the wider area around this major road, is al…

Senghor speaks on Africa

"This is the edited text of an interview in French, given by former President Leopold Sedar Senghor on 13 February, 1982, to Christine von Gamier,correspondent for Agence France-Presse, the Journal de Geneve and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung." This repo…

"Namibia and human rights" A report on the Dakar Conference and its implications for the South West Africa Issue

This paper explains the issue that was discussed at the Conference in Dakar on Namibia and human rights. However the main focus of the conference was the South African administering or occupation of South West Africa and the issues around the withdr…

Francophone Africa's jewel: The experience of doing business in Senegal

"Senegal has a well established democracy, and is one of the most, if not the most stable country in the politically insecure francophone West African region. The country is also recognised as having the best macroeconomic profile of the WAEMU membe…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 10, no. 2, 1986

This International Affairs Bulletin contains several articles by various authors. Tom Lodge’s article describes the main decisions of the ANC Conference at Kabwe and relates them to subsequent ANC activity during the rest of the year. Three types of…

Illicit Drug Trading in Dakar Dimensions and Intersections with Governance

The authors of this opinion piece provided a thorough analysis of the situation with regards to illegal drugs in Senegal's capital, Dakar. The paper focuses on cannibis, cocaine and heroine as well as counterfeit pharmaceutical products. The extent …

Etat des Lieux de la Problematique du Foncier Pastoral au Senegal / An Assessment of the Problems with Pastoral Land in Senegal

The participation of pastoralists in discussions on the scope and content of the pastoral code allowed farmers' organizations to better perceive the inadequacies contained in the draft that has been developed. It is now for farmers' organizations to…

L'Analyse Critique des Differentes Etudes Produites par le Gouvernement, les Acteurs non Etatiques et les Partenaires au Developpement sur le Foncier et Portant sur la Place Reservee aux Droits Collectifs Fonciers /Critical Analysis of the Various Studies

The primary purpose of these studies is mainly to document situations and realities to enable the implementation of public projects and development programs. But still, the inclusion of collective rights now become essential and a responsibility on …

Note sur la Gouvernance Fonciere a l'Aune de la Nouvelle Politique de Decentralisation et d'Amenagement du Territoire au Senegal / Note on Land Governance Against the New Policy of Decentralization and the Organization of the Senegalese Territory

The rural economy is based on the revenues from natural resources. The population of rural communities exercise customary land rights. Therefore, any reform that seeks to question this deal will be subject to disapproval from the local people as was…

L’Engagement de Maputo: le Mot d’Ordre a-t-il été Respecté? / The Maputo Commitment: Has the Watchword been Respected?

"In the early 2000s, in a context of growing food insecurity, African States committed themselves to increase their efforts for agriculture, aware of the importance of this sector in economic development, the fight against poverty and the improvemen…

Cadre d'Analyse de la Gouvernance Fonciere au Senegal - Module sur la Gouvernance Forestiere / Framework for the Analysis of Land Governance in Senegal - Module on the Forest Governance

The CAGF is an analysis and diagnostic tool which assesses the status of a country's land governance and therefore also the policies and land use practices. It is a participatory process relying systematically on local know-how and existing data. Se…

Notre d'Orientation sur l'Importance de la Prise en Compte des Droits Fonciers Communautaires dans le Processus de Reforme Fonciere / Orientation and Guidance on the Importance of the Inclusion of Community Land Rights in the Land Reform Process

One cannot deny the existence of a land generalized malaise, born of a conflict of logic between modernized land rights (granted by the state) essentially of individual nature and traditional rights (often self granted by the farmer) essentially col…

Confronting Crime Networks in Dakar

"Organised crime is increasing in Dakar, Senegal, involving drug trafficking, illicit pharmaceutical products and cybercrime. The implications for urban governance range from the risk of undermining the rule of law to state governance being weake…

Gestion Communautaire Durable et Décisions Nationales d’aménagement Administratif et Territorial Le Cas de la Réserve Communautaire : la Somone / Sustainable Community Planning and Administrative and Territorial Decisions The Case of the National Communi

"The pilot project aimed at the collaborative and decentralised management of the community managed nature reserve of La Somone (RNICS) could, in light of its achievements (economic, ecological, and social), serve as a model to be replicated through…

Les Relations de Genre à Propos du Sel au Gandiole Une histoire d’exploitantes exploitées / Gender Relations and Salt in Gandiole

"The rural community of Ndiébène Gandiole at the mouth of the Senegal river, is characterized by the presence of marshes which are mined for salt – a resource of great economic, social and cultural importance. While salt mining in the area has essen…

Dynamiques de Restructuration et Accès aux Marchés des Ménages Ruraux / Restructuring Dynamics and Rural Household Market Access

"The privatisation processes implemented in Senegal in the 1980s led to the liberalisation and restructuring of the agricultural and food markets. Investments in agriculture increased, and agricultural operations diversified to include activities su…

Analyse du Plan National D'Investissement dans le Secteur Agricole du Senegal / Analysis of Senegal's National Agriculture Investment Plan

"The National Agricultural Investment Plan Senegal (NIPA) and its investment plan (IP) from 2011 to 2015 convey the operationalization at the national level, the common agricultural policy in West Africa (ECOWAP) and the Comprehensive Plan for Agric…

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