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A Strategy for Agricultural Statistics in Ghana

"Agriculture is the backbone of the Ghanaian economy. It plays an important role in the socioeconomic development of Ghana as it contributes to ensuring food security, provides raw materials for local industries, generates foreign exchange, and pr…

A.P.P.A. is born: A Commentary

"The following commentary is on the 'Resolution of Lagos' unanimously adopted and the Communique issued at the end of the inaugural conference, they will be viewed in the context of the international political economy of the hydrocarbon industry. Fu…

SAIIA Annual Report for the Year 1970

This annual report reviews membership, conferences, publications, branch activities, visitors, the library, the department of international relations and finance. It also gives a list of main speakers and topics at a conference in June 1970, a list …

SAIIA Annual Report for the Year 1971

This annual report reviews membership, a symposium, a conference, newsletter and occasional papers, branch activities, visitors, the library, the department of international relations and finance. It also gives a list of main speakers and topics at …

Report of the National Chairman

This report’s introduction comprises of the Change in Southern Africa and how the independence of neighbouring states affected South Africa, the Role of the Institute, Branches of the Institute, Co-operation in Africa and Overseas, Honorary Fellows …

SAIIA Activities, 1996-98

This update gives a background to the South African Institute of International Affairs’ activities from 1996 to 1998 and its future vision. It shows of highlights amongst their recent programmes, its expanded functions and enhanced capacity.

BIDPA Newsletter December 2010

"In this newsletter, BIDPA welcomes a new Executive Director; BIDPA & World Bank Co-host ICT dialogue; there is an Open Budget Index – Botswana launch; Regional project - FOPRISA winds up; and BIDPA hosts ‘SACU at 100 Years’ Commemoration. Also incl…

Exploring Strategic Priorities for Regional Agricultural R&D Investments in East and Central Africa

"Agriculture plays a dominant role in nearly all the countries of East and Central Africa, and many face similar agroecological, climatic, and development challenges. As a result, significant scale economies can be made through the regionalization o…

Towards Effective Public-Private Partnerships in Research and Innovation: A Perspective for African Science Granting Councils

In order to enhance the role of public-private partnerships in socio-economic development and in support of regional development agenda such as the STISA 2024, issues of public-private partnerships in research and innovation have been carefully expl…

African Valleys and the Geopolitics of Innovation: Reality, Potential and Challenges

In a globalized world, the ability of countries to innovate is crucial to creating high levels of value added and enhancing economic competitiveness. Silicon Valley, USA, is a development model that many African countries seek to emulate by creating…

Géopolitique de l’innovation et African Valley : Réalité, Potentiel et défis / African Valleys and the Geopolitics of Innovation: Reality, Potential and Challenges

In a globalized world, the ability of countries to innovate is crucial to creating high levels of value added and enhancing economic competitiveness. Silicon Valley, USA, is a development model that many African countries seek to emulate by creating…

Strengthening Linkages Between Policy Research and Policy Making for Sustainable Development in Africa

"This book volume presents key papers on the subject drawn from the conference presentations, workshops and the commissioned papers. All the authors present a common position on the need to strengthen the links amongst the disparate but mutually re…

Integrated Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation into Policy-Oriented Research : Lessons from CSVR's Urban Violence Project

"This report reflects on the design and implementation of an LME plan for a policy-oriented and community based research project, identifying the benefits and challenges of conducting LME in such a research context and sharing lessons learnt in the…

Africa Capacity Report 2017: Building Capacity in Science, Technology and Innovation for Africa's Transformation

African countries have shown their interest and willingness to strive for science, technology, and innovation (STI)-led development in the coming years.This Report shows that capacity in its various dimensions, though improving, remains a problem …

The Autocratic Trust Bias: Politically Sensitive Survey Items and Self-censorhip

Because of a perceived risk of repressive action, some survey questions are likely sensitive in more autocratic countries while less so in more democratic countries. Yet survey data on potentially sensitive topics are frequently used in comparativ…

Viewing Society From Space: Image-based Sociocultural Prediction Models

Applying new analytic methods to imagery data offers the potential to dramatically expand the information available for human geography. Satellite imagery can yield detailed local information about physical infrastructure, which we exploit for ana…

Capacity Development for Higher Education in Africa: The Role of Capacity Building Institutions

This paper looks at the challenges facing Africa and investigates the role played by capacity development, giving particular attention to higher education systems. Key in the consideration of policies reviewed in the paper is the role of tertiary ed…

How to Contribute Climate Change Information to Wikipedia

This publication shares guidance and tips on how to edit Wikipedia. It is intended for researchers, practitioners, communicators and any others with access to climate change information who would like to share it more widely with the world. Wikipedi…

How Violence against Women and Children is Represented in Research

This policy brief presents findings from an analysis of how violence against women and children in South Africa was represented in 57 research papers. The analysis complements the work of the Violence Prevention Forum and considers the implications …

Building Research Capacity in Early Career Researchers: Insights from an International Climate Research Programme

Africa is highly vulnerable to climate change and most countries are already experiencing its impacts. There is a strong need to generate improved climate information for Africa and apply this information to build resilience. One of the key long-ter…

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