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Burundian Civil Society Organisations and the Monitoring of Development Effectiveness: Capacity, Structure and Engagement Framework for Government, Donors and Civil Society Organisations

The purpose of the research is to study in detail the environment (legal, economic and political) in which the Burundian civil society is operating as well as Burundi's compliance with its international commitments on CSO development after the fourt…

South Africa in the World: Navigating a Changing Global Order

This report was compiled from Institute for Global Dialogue’s (IGD) flagship symposium South Africa in the World, held in November 2018 and February 2019 and engaged government, academia, business, non-governmental and civil society actors. The symp…

International Tourist Arrivals in Africa: Do Issues of Good Governance Matter?

Political stability, good governance, and an enabling business environment provide the foundation for tourism growth. Promotion of good governance in Africa, it is believed, has the potential to enhance the image and attractiveness of the continent …

Visites de Touristes Internationaux en Afrique: Les Questions de Bonne Gouvernance sont-elles Importantes ? / International Tourists Arrivals in Africa: Do Issues of Good Governance Matter?

Political stability, good governance, and an enabling business environment provide the foundation for tourism growth. Promotion of good governance in Africa, it is believed, has the potential to enhance the image and attractiveness of the continent …

Africa Dialogue: Complexities of Coalition Politics in Southern Africa

When this publication was first conceived, it was meant to provide answers to three different, albeit inter-connected questions. Firstly, the question of what are the political conditions that lead to the formation of coalitions, either at the level…

Local Government Property Tax Administration and Collaboration with Central Government: Case Studies of Kiambu, Laikipia and Machakos Counties, Kenya

Property taxes are a major source of revenue at sub-national levels in most countries, but their administration is complex, and in most cases the process involves both national and sub-national governments. In Kenya, county governments have legislat…

Les Cahiers du Conseil de Politique Economique / Economic Policy Council Papers

The main objective of the Economic Policy Council is to examine major themes likely to influence the short-term direction of our economic development. It aims to inform the decision-making of the Minister of Economy, and to stimulate debate on our e…

How Poor Governance and Corruption Affects the Youth in Kenya

The quest for youth participation in governance, politics and other developmental processes is an increasing global concern. To this end, the UN General Assembly adopted the World Programme of Action for Youth to the year 2000 and beyond to advance …

Togo: Unlocking the gate to political succession

Protests have erupted over constitutional reforms and the Gnassingbé family dynasty. Will the people of Togo finally get the change they’ve long been demanding? 

Cameroon's Anglophone crisis demands urgent attention

Since October 2016, protests around sectoral demands have degenerated into a political crisis in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions, sparking concern about violence and instability ahead of next year's elections. Analysts from the International Crisis Gr…

Book extract: Fate of the Nation – 3 Scenarios for South Africa’s Future

Ahead of the African National Congress's elective conference next week, this extract from Jakkie Cilliers' new book is a timely reminder of what's at stake for Jacob Zuma and the country.

5 papers to read on APRM Day

Africa’s most important governance self-evaluation and promotion instrument – the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) – turns 15 today. We round up recent related research from our library. 

What to expect from Brookings' Foresight Africa 2019 report

The Brookings Institution this week launched its annual report on Africa's priorities in 2019 at the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg. Below is a letter from the editor, Brahima S. Coulibaly. Download the full report …

Return of the generals: Reflections on the military coups in Zimbabwe and Sudan

"The question for Sudan, as it was for Zimbabwe, is to what extent any substantive and genuine reforms will be realised if the military entrenches itself within the corridors of executive power," writes David Kiwuwa. 

How to ensure effective government responses as COVID-19 spreads to rural areas

Policy makers and researchers tracking the impacts of COVID-19 and control measures have thus far focused mostly on urban areas, where the disease can spread rapidly. In this post, Katrina Kosec and Catherine Ragasa point out the need to pay attenti…

High expectations for the next AU Commission chair

African leaders are set to elect a new African Union Commission (AUC) at the continental body’s next ordinary summit early in 2021. At the top of the commission’s hierarchy is the chairperson, a key position occupied since January 2017 by Chad’s for…

Cameroon’s authoritarianism fuels its Anglophone separatist war

Cameroon is dealing with a deadly though insufficiently reported civil war in its two English-speaking (minority) regions of the North-West and South-West. Since 2017, Anglophone separatists have been fighting for a new "Republic of Ambazonia&q…

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