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Youth Engagement in Agriculture in Uganda: Challenges and Prospects

"The key conclusions arising out of the study are; the youth withdrawal from agriculture is higher than that of the older cohorts although a significant proportion of the youth still derive their livelihood from agriculture. The shift from agricul...

Vocational Education in South Africa Strategies for Improvement

"This paper is based on research for CDE on the international experience of vocationally-oriented education relevant to South Africa. It summarises what needs to be done to strengthen vocationally-oriented education in South Africa, where school l...

Conflict Trends Issue 3 2002

"This special issue on peacekeeping comes two years, almost to the month, after the release of a report from the panel of experts on United Nations peace operations – the so-called Brahimi Report. In this issue, we look at what progress has been m...

BIDPA Newsletter December 2007

"The publication of the newsletter is one of BIDPA’s many efforts to disseminate research finding to its stakeholders and create awareness of critical socio-economic development issues at both the macro and micro levels. In this issue the followi...

Graduate Training in Economics in Nigeria and Ghana

"The study focuses on the conditions for graduate training in Nigeria and Ghana, support for graduate training being pursued both within the region and overseas, and the likely requirements for graduate African economists for research, teaching, p...

Private Returns to Education in Ghana: Implications for Investments in Schooling and Migration

"This study examines private returns to schooling in Ghana over a seven-year period, and the implications for school investments and migration. The private returns to schooling at higher levels of education have increased for both female and male...

Private Returns to Higher Education in Nigeria

"The study endeavours to determine the relationship between years of schooling and earnings (rate of return) in Nigeria. The effect of the amount of time in the labour force on earnings is also examined and an attempt made to highlight and calcul...

Annual Report 2007

"In this report an objective assessment of the Institute's performance during the year under review was given and the general picture is very encouraging in that the overall performance of BIDPA in policy analysis and research services continues t...

Energy, Jobs and Skills: A Rapid Assessment of Potential in Mtwara, Tanzania

"This study sets out by examining, the growth and labour potential of the energy sector, one of the most promising labour absorbing sectors, and the demand that it is creating for young electricians in Mtwara and beyond. The findings of this study...

The Skills Revolution: Are We Making Progress?

"This report by CDE aimed at assessing the current state of the skills development strategy. The key questions driving the project were: What progress are we making with the skills revolution? Do we have realistic policies, priorities and targets?...

Going for Growth: Are AsgiSA and JIPSA bold enough?

"This report begins with summaries of the lead presentations, and then goes on to capture the main themes that emerged from the discussions.The Round Table helped to clarify a number of important issues surrounding AsgiSA. Most importantly, it h...

The South African Skills Crisis A report from the corporate coalface

" The shortage of skilled people in South Africa is one of the most pressing issues on the agendas of both business and government. What are the realities of this situation in the day-to-day operations of companies? How do they cope? What do the...

OSSREA Bulletin Vol 8 No 1

The bulletin discussed several workshops and training sessions hosted by OSSREA. Four feature articles discussed the following: Evaluation of the Impact of Agricultural Recovery Programmes on Communal Farming Productivity in Mudavanhu Ward 12 of M...

SETA Review

Excerpt "The study serves as an attempt to provide a comprehensive picture of the SETA environment for stakeholders to collectively understand the different approaches that are being adopted by SETAs in carrying out their mandate. It is hoped that...

Disaffected and Delinquent Male Youth in Rwanda: Understanding Pathways to Delinquency and the Role of Rehabilitation and Vocational Skills Training Final Report

The research in this paper aimed to provide clarifications on how the issue of disaffected and delinquent youth in Rwanda is handled and treated. Providing residential rehabilitation and training is expensive and therefore it needs to be used for ...

African Union Agenda 2063 Capacity Development Plan Framework Buttressing Implementation of the First 10 Year plan - " The Africa We Want"

During the AU Golden Jubilee Summit, Member States pledged to commit themselves to the continent’s development and technological transformation through a continental strategic framework, Agenda 2063, and to national development plans through a peo...

African Union Agenda 2063 African Critical Technical Skills Key Capacity Dimensions Needed for the First Ten Years of Agenda 2063

The single biggest challenge to ownership of Africa’s development agenda and management of its key development programs is grounded in the issue of critical technical skill (CTS) in Africa. To achieve the vision of Agenda 2063, as well as Africa...

Challenge of African Youth Unemployment

Many African youth face high unemployment or employment in low-wage temporary jobs that compound their poverty, especially in northern and southern Africa. Urban areas have much higher rates of unemployment than rural areas—as do women than men—an...

Women and Engineering in Nigeria: Towards Improved Policy Initiatives and Increased Female Participation

"This study has attempted to generate data on institutions that are representative of others in order to reveal the rate of participation of women in engineering. The data presented are more than adequate to enable the researcher to reach conclus...

Analysis and Comparison of the Agricultural Development Programme and University Agricultural Technology Transfer Systems in Nigeria

Nigerian agricultural technology transfer policy since political independence emphasized transfer of technical information to farmers using various agro-technology transfer systems.This study comparatively analysed technology generation, transfer ...

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