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An overview of Chinese Agricultural and Rural Engagement in Tanzania

"The recent expansion of Chinese economic engagement in Africa is often poorly documented and not well understood. This paper is the second in an IFPRI-sponsored effort to better understand Chinese engagement in Africa’s agricultural sector. A clear…

Does Subsidy Removal Hurt the Poor? Evidence from Computable General Equilibrium Analysis

"The study examines the effects of the removal of petroleum subsidies on poverty in Nigeria. In recent years, government has increased the prices of petroleum products many times. However it was unknown if these price increases would lead to higher …

What do we think? A survey of white opinion on foreign policy issues

" The Institute commissioned a survey of public opinion, which was conducted in February 1982, and which is the first survey exclusively devoted to foreign affairs to be undertaken in the Republic. The three major aspects explored in this study w…

Beijing's (Peking's) African Policy

"During the period December 1932 to January 1933 the Chinese Minister, Zhao Ziyang, visited Africa. This development led to speculation that China- would- renew her African involvement after a period of dormancy. This Brief Report focusses on these…

Think Small: The Example of Small Grants, in Madagascar

"Small grants are out of fashion – in big countries. As G8 industrialised nations move towards their target of doubling foreign aid to Africa by 2010, development policy has been revamped to accommodate a steep increase in aid budgets. Big money ne…

The United States and Africa in the Obama Era: New wine in old bottles, old bottles for a new beverage - Or a new label on an old brew?

"This policy brief takes as its basic position that, historically, American policy – or, more properly, policies – towards Africa have been an extension of how the US characterises its national interest – in the same fashion as policies towards Eur…

Closure of the RDP Office: Where does this leave development?

The RDP ministry's closure raises questions of accountability. Some of the questions raised in this paper were : Who will be responsible for the urban development strategy which was published in draft form by government in November 1995? And the rur…

Five Million Jobs South Africa and the Global Economic Crisis

"Certainly, banks wishing to run proprietary trading books should be required to hold large amounts of capital given the negative externalities when things go wrong. Further, there is a debate to be had about which forms of lending are inherently ri…

Accelerating Growth in Tough Times

"The report identifies a contradiction between the lack of state capacity to support economic development and the government’s emphasis on state programmes and policies to address these constraints. The OECD also notes the ‘striking’ lack of policie…

Southern and Eastern Africa, the Doha agenda & aid for trade

"The focus on development in the current round of World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations has placed the issue of trade-related capacity building and technical assistance at the forefront of discussions under the Doha Agenda. This report is ai…

The Impact of China-Africa Aid Relations: The Case of Angola

"The primary purpose of this research project is to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the key features and patterns of the past, current and future evolution of the economic relations between China and African countries. The study allows a more …

The Impact of China-Africa Aid Relations:The Case of Uganda

"This policy brief highlights the key findings from Guloba et al.(2010) whose paper provides insights on how the Ugandan government has benefited from its relations with the Chinese government. More specifically, the policy brief point out ways aid …

The Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: The Case of Nigeria

"The study covers the period 1997-2007. The main objective is to analyze the economic relations between China and Nigeria in the area of foreign direct investment (FDI). Attempts to compromise the benefits of FDI should be persistently resisted by …

The Impact of Foreign Aid on Public Expenditure: The Case of Kenya

"This paper focuses on the case of Kenya, a country that has experienced two major donor-aid freezes. The paper uses both aggregated and disaggregated data to develop the linkage between foreign aid and government expenditure and to estimate the i…

Transmission Channels and Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Sub-Saharan Africa Economies

"Since the onset of financial crisis, different thoughts have been investigated to address the issues of crisis on African economies. This study reviews transmission channels through which the effects of crisis has spread over Sub-Saharan Africa eco…

Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: An In Depth Case Study of Mauritius

"This report sets out to examine the impact of Chinese investments on the Mauritian economy. We do this by describing the nature, trends and sectoral composition of FDI flows from China to Mauritius and vice versa; discuss the FDI-aid nexus; review…

Impact of China-Africa Aid Relations: A Case Study of Uganda

"Since the 1990’s, China has substantially increased its aid to Uganda. However, the aid policies and aid distribution channels through which China provides its aid are not well known. Using available aid data from the various recipients and inform…

Final Report for African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Collaborative Research Project on Impact of China-Africa Aid Relations: the Case of Sudan

"This project provides an in-depth case analysis of Chinese aid and development assistance as well as international aid to Sudan and explains that aid constitutes one of the key channels through which the impact of China economic growth are transmit…

Fascilitating Trade in a Security Conscious World

"This briefing explores how the new security measures adopted by Africa’s key trading partners after the September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States could adversely affect our export competitiveness and economic growth. More importantly, i…

Addressing Institutional Challenges to Large-Scale Implementation

"Imagine scaling up an agricultural project whose goal is to improve rural incomes by increasing rice yields. It has three components. The first is the introduction of a new high-yield train of rice developed and delivered by the national Ministry o…

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