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The Potential of Open Data to Impact Resource Allocation for Poverty Eradication in Kenya and Uganda

"This study therefore set out to answer two broad questions: 1) How are open data initiatives contributing to poverty eradication through impact on resource allocation, and 2) How could the contribution of open data initiatives to poverty eradica…

Towards a Regional Approach to Biotechnology and Biosafety Policies for Southern African Countries Phase 1: Situation Analysis and Stakeholder View - South Africa

"This working paper endeavours to describe and summarize the current situation in South Africa pertaining to biotechnology in the agricultural sector, as well as public understanding of biotechnology and biotechnological applications in the country,…

Towards a Regional Approach to Biotechnology Policy in Southern Africa Phase 1: Situation Analysis and Stakeholder View - Malawi

"The general perception of GM crops among the respondents interviewed in Malawi is that genetic transformation has potential to improve food security, but they fear the risks to the safety of humans, animals and the environment. This situation is or…

Zambia’s Employment Challenge

"Employment is the red thread throughout this issue in particular the ZIPAR Flagship project on “More and Better Jobs”. The issue highlights Zambia’s jobs’ challenge, how ZIPAR will help the Government respond to the scale of the challenge by drawin…

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 25 No.1 January-February 2013

‘The situation in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region continues to be deplorable basically because of the absence of environmental security-related infrastructure and/or the required level of awareness. Countries in the sub-region are vulnerable …

Participatory action research (Par) a tool for transforming conflict: A case study from south central Somalia

"This publication outlines the key processes, as well as challenges and opportunities, with implementing Participatory Action Research (PAR) in the Somali context – expanding upon the Life & Peace Institute’s (LPI) own internal research and scholars…

Bridging the Gap Between Policymakers and Research and Advocacy Organizations (RAOs): The Challenges Facing RAOs

"Research and advocacy organizations (RAOs) serve a useful function of linking policy makers, who are primarily politicians, with society's needs, aspirations, problems and their possible solutions. In order to design policies and programmes to impr…

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…

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.

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 …

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…

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…

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