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Changing Agro-Food Systems The Impact of Big Agro-Investors on Food Rights Case Studies in Mozambique and Zambia / Sistemas agroalimentares em mutação

" This book presents case studies on changing agro-food systems in Southern Africa within the context of large-scale land-based and agri-business investments. By capturing the testimonies of local people in rural settings, with a particular focus on…

Accelerating Economic Growth and Policy Reforms to Optimise Zambia’s Demographic Dividend

Zambia‘s Vision 2030 attempts to turn the country into a prosperous industrial middle-income nation, which will provides opportunities for improving the well-being of all its citizens. In the past decade, the country has experienced steady economic …

Building Capacity for Domestic Resource Mobilization: Role of the Private Sector

Success in implementing Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals depends largely on the availability and adequacy of resources. Africa realizes that industrialization is the way to go, as outlined in the two continental development plans,…

Building Capacity for Domestic Resource Mobilization: The Role of Development Partners

The funding sources for development programs have been neither stable nor predictable, particularly after the global financial crisis in 2008. It has become clear that while donor financing remains important, overreliance on donor funding will not …

Public-Private Partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa: Case Studies for Policymakers 2017

PPPs for infrastructure involves the private sector in designing, building, financing and operating public infrastructure in sectors such as power generation, transportation, utilities, social infrastructure and government accommodation. Unlike priv…

Capacity Building for the Promotion of Trade and Investment in Africa - Challenges and Strategies

The lack of capacity has hindered Africa from exploiting the investment and trade opportunities offered by the global economy. Most of the constraints and challenges are linked to ineffective policies, poor management systems and frameworks, weak…

Boosting South Africa’s Economic Relations with the BRICS

South Africa should argue the case for stronger economic cooperation within the grouping, despite the challenges in intra-BRICS economic relations as was observed in the paper. Firstly, while it appears that financial cooperation, specifically with…

Tanzania's Transport Hub: What Prospects for Regional Trade and Local Economic Development?

This paper analyses investment in transport infrastructure in Tanzania, in terms of its ability to foster regional economic integration and drive sustainable economic growth that spills over into local communities. It first examines the relevant leg…

Exploring Tanzania's Investment Competitiveness in East Africa

Since Tanzania’s transition from a purely socialist approach to governance, the country has made some strides in attracting foreign investment. Given its negligible domestic saving culture, the answer to capital formation, job creation and general s…

Harnessing Investment in Tanzania's Agricultural Sector for Inclusive Growth: Where to From Here?

This paper unpacks Tanzania’s investment laws and their impact on the development of the country’s agricultural sector. It discusses current government-led policies and initiatives that aim to stimulate growth in Tanzania’s agricultural sector while…

Private Sector Investment in Sierra Leone: An analysis of the Macroeconomic Determinants

Many developing countries experienced a downturn in economic growth in the early 1980s. In Africa, the growth rate of income per capita fell significantly following persistent decline in domestic investment. For Sierra Leone, private investment as…

Impact of External Debt Accumulation and Capital Flight on Economic Growth of West African Countries

This paper investigates how indebtedness and capital flight have affected the growth of 14 West African countries directly, and via investment and fiscal balance mechanisms, using data from 1970 to 2008. This task was approached through a standar…

Fluctuations in Emerging Economies: Regional and Global Factors

This paper sought to investigate the reasons why fluctuations are larger in emerging economies than developed economies. It finds that it is also the case that fluctuations differ from one region to the other. The central assumption that guided this…

Accelerating the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Initiative

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, and the East Asian Studies Department at the University of Leeds, England, with support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), co-hosted a policy advisory group semi…

The Role of Micro and Small Scale Enterprises in the Ethiopian Economy, Government Intervention and Alternative Strategies: A CGE Analysis

Given the fact that Micro and Small scale enterprises (MSEs) are high on the Ethiopian government’s agenda for mid-term growth and transformation plan (GTP), this study aims to investigate the major contributions and the potential of this sector t…

Drivers of Economic Growth in Africa: Opportunities, Financing and Capacity Issues

Africa’s economic, social, and political history largely determines its current economic development. The externally imposed structural adjustment programs and reform initiatives of the 1980s and 1990s failed to promote productivity, employment, a…

Community Opportunities in Commercial Agriculture: Possibilities and Challenges

Aquaculture has potential to contribute towards food and nutrition security, job creation and income for South African communities, provided that the challenges and limitations for their participation in commercial aquaculture value chains can be o…

Alternatives to Investor-State Dispute Settlement: An African Perspective

The investor–state dispute settlement system (ISDS) has served as an alternative to domestic legal processes in the post-colonial era, particularly in less developed countries. Although the countries whose legal processes ISDS has supplanted have o…

Macroeconomic Performance of IGAD and the Implications of China's Economic Slowdown

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) as one of the relatively newly constituted regional block is composed of diverse countries with varied economic structures and agro-ecological zones. Member states (that includes Djibouti, Eri…

Capacity Building for Promoting Trade and Investment in Africa

It is common cause that improved trade and investment hold out promise for attaining higher economic growth and greater gains in the fight against poverty, indeed, for the attainment of the millennium development goals. International development e…

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