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Mauritius and its First Woman President

The appointment of the first woman president of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim marked a momentous occasion in the political history of the island. As president of Mauritius, what is her job description as set out in the Constitution if not to uphold…

Local Government Revenue Mobilization in Anglophone Africa

The opportunities and constraints facing local revenue mobilization in Anglophone Africa, was examined in this paper, with an emphasis on urban settings. It discussed specific revenue instruments and their effects on economic efficiency, income dist…

What’s in it for me? Personalities, Enticements and Party Loyalties in Tanzania’s 2015 Elections

The fifth multi-party elections in Tanzania on 25 October 2015 could mark a watershed in national politics. Edward Lowassa, the former prime minister is the flagbearer for Ukawa, an opposition alliance forged during a heated contest over constitut…

Burkina Faso: Transition, Act II

After the success of the elections of November 29th 2015, it is time to congratulate the transitional government which achieved the difficult mission of organizing the polls peacefully, as well as the Burkinabe political community for their sense of…

Policy Brief on 2014 / 15 Imihigo Evaluation

This policy brief specifically aims to highlight some of the key findings from the FY 2014- 15 Imihigo evaluation that assessed the performance made against the targets set for both the central and local government. It is clear that Imihigo play a …

State(s) of Crisis: Sub-National Government in Nigeria

Nigeria generates about 20% of the total GDP on the African continent. Therefore, this country has the largest economy in Africa. With the presidential election in March 2015, the incumbent peacefully conceded defeat and transferred power to an oppo…

Non-State Actors in Social Protection Services: Overview

"One of the most comprehensive studies of non-State social protection services in Africa reveals that more help can be delivered to more people in more places – with existing resources. To do this policy needs to recognise, harness and integrate no…

The Role of Community-Based Organisations (in Social protection)

"State social protection services cover less than 10% of the population in many African countries. Non-State actors (NSAs) have stepped in to fill the void – especially small self-help groups which are more numerous, more active, and cumulatively re…

Governance in Social Protection

"Independent studies of non-State social protection services in six African countries unanimously conclude that informal systems based on mutual trust often achieve equal or more effective governance than highly regulated operations. Almost entirel…

Accountability in Social Protection

"Recent governance analysis of 4,114 non- State actors of different sizes in social protection services in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda reveals that small groups tend to be highly accountable despite their lack of documen…

Finance in Social Protection

"Most of the money for delivering social protection services to poor and vulnerable people comes from the poor themselves. The overwhelming majority have no access to nor benefit from State or donor services or funding, nor any form of commercia…

Registration in Social Protection

"Many community based organisations (CBOs) are not formally registered – not because they wish to hide, but because the registration process is mistrusted, too complex and offers no visible benefit. The result is that government has inadequate…

State and Land Legislation in Botswana

"This paper is structured as follows: The first section describes the terrain and context. This is followed by a section on the legal evolution of Botswana with the intention of tying it up with a premise of continuity between the colonial and post-…

As South Africa's Local Elections Approach Public Confidence Underpins System in Turmoil

"South Africa’s fourth democratic local government elections, in August 2016, will be a test for the long-ruling but troubled African National Congress (ANC), for opposition parties hoping to claim some major cities, for an Independent Electoral Com…

In South Africa, Citizen's Trust in President, Political Institutions Drops Sharply

"In assessing the health of democracies, it is impossible to ignore the concept of citizen trust in public institutions. Trust is a cornerstone of democratic legitimacy, triggering citizens’ willingness to contribute to a strong and robust democracy…

The Effect of Central Grants on Local Tax and Non-tax Revenue Mobilisation in a Conflict Setting: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire

In this paper the effect of grants from central government on local revenue mobilization in Côte d’Ivoire is analyzed within a period from 2001 - 2011. Two components of local own revenue is considered in Côte d’Ivoire, i.e tax revenue (LTR) and non…

L’Emission de l’Obligation Municipale à Dakar : Le Conte de Deux Cités / Dakar’s Municipal Bond Issue: A Tale of Two Cities

This document discusses the rapid growth of African Cities and focus on the dilemma that central and municipal governments in Dakar are currently facing. It seems that strategic planning is insufficient, as well as deterioration in the provision of …

South Africa’s Watershed Elections: Awry, the Beloved Country?

In post apartheid South Africa, municipal elections have had a brief and unremarkable history. However, it is expected that the polls on 3 August are to be the most fiercely contested of any to date. South Africa’s demography is changing rapidly an…

Rethinking Decentralization and Local Government in Ghana proposals for Amendment

"Kwamena Ahwoi’s paper, which is a distillation of two separate papers, identifies twelve areas of Ghana's local government and decentralization system for critical analysis. It ends with a recommendation that the majority of the identified areas be…

Disparities Exist in Citizen's Perceptions of Service Delivery by Local Government Authorities in Tanzania

"This brief compares Tanzanian citizens' perceptions of service delivery by local government authorities between 2003 and 2006; summarising their perceptions of the overall quality of local services, as well as their satisfaction with services in th…

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