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Climate and Development Outlook: Issue No 7

This issue deals with negotiations support. The first article covers climate diplomacy in the Republic of the Marshall Islands as they are coping with drought and rising sea levels. The second article looks at the new digital divide where global cli…

How to Build Consensus in Climate Change Negotiations

"This policy brief is the result of an event convened by CDKN and PwC in October 2012 at which leading thinkers presented their ideas for increasing the collective global ambition for climate action. The event and this paper are outputs of CDKN's In…

Brazil's South-South Co-operation Strategies: From Foreign Policy to Public Policy

"This paper analyses the role of institutional and non-institutional actors in current Brazilian foreign policy agendas, particularly in the field of South–South co-operation. The plurality of actors and agendas results in an increasingly complex de…

A Cosmetic End to Madagascar's Crisis?

"Madagascar is a divided, impoverished, broken democracy that has suffered a “cyclical pattern from crisis to crisis, but the period in between each appears to be getting shorter”. Its latest crisis has proven particularly intense, drawn-out and dam…

South African Economic Diplomacy Engaging the Private Sector and Parastatals

An effective economic-diplomacy policy requires cooperation between the government and the private sector. This has been acknowledged by the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in its White Paper on foreign…

Sahel Strategies : Why Coordination is Imperative

"The starting point for the significant mobilisation among the international community to deal with the political, security and humanitarian situation in the Sahel has often been the production of policy papers known as ‘Sahel strategies’. These str…

AERC Scoping Study on the Chinese Relation with Sub Saharan Africa: The Case of Ethiopia

"In this study an attempt to give the scope of Chinese engagement in Ethiopia is made. We have attempted to look this issue through the vectors of cooperation agreements between the two countries as well as their linkage through investment, trade an…

Africa and the “New Issues” in the World Trade Organization Framework

"Appropriate and full participation in the WTO is an important element of any strategy that calls for engagement rather than retreat from the international economy. Given the increasingly multi-faceted and intrusive reach of the WTO, the argument be…

The AU and the search for Peace and Reconciliation in Burundi and Comoros

"This report highlights the AU’s role in deploying and supporting these mechanisms. At the beginning of both efforts, the OAU/AU faced tremendous difficulties in implementing its policy due to its administrative and logistical weaknesses. However, a…

Negotiations for a Nile-Cooperative Framework Agreement

"This paper aims to explain the geopolitical set-up of the Nile Basin, the processes of the upstream-downstream negotiations, and the imperatives for upstream-downstream cooperation. It argues that the Nile basin countries must have a new agreement …

The 2011 GIBSA Conference on the United Nations Security Council

"A core topic of GIBSA and an area for cooperation is UNSC reform. GIBSA demands more transparency, more legitimacy and a UNSC that reflects the countries’ role in the international system. The year 2011 opens a special window of opportunity for a…

Study of Data Collection Procedures

"Our report represents the product of efforts to enhance the quality of African data. It provides details of a comparative analysis of data collection procedures by some international organizations that publish macroeconomic and social data on Afric…

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 China-Africa Trade Relations: Case Study of Cameroon

"This study examines key features of trade with China and assesses its impact on the Cameroonian economy. Specifically, it: analyzes Cameroon’s trade structure and evolution, with specific focus on China’s contribution; examines the evolution of Ca…

The Impact of China-Africa Trade Relations: The Case of Mauritius

"This policy brief aims to provide an in-depth analysis of China-Mauritius trade relations and their impacts on the Mauritian economy. The accumulated evidence suggests that while the resource-abundant countries of sub-Saharan Africa will benefit fr…

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

"The objectives of this study are to capture the extent to which impacts of China’s economic growth are transmitted to Angola, both positively and negatively, through the bilateral trading relationship and to provide some policy advice as to how An…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 2, 1982

In this issue, Smuts House notes starts by looking at South Africa’s activity beyond its borders and how Pretoria is involved in upsetting regional security. According to the notes, Pretoria’s security interests are best served by keeping neighbouri…

Data Requirements and Methodologies for Multi Country Research

"This paper, presenting data and methodology for cooperation at national, regional and continental levels in research, discusses the need to consider possible constraints facing inidividual research institutions when making a move towards cooperatio…

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