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The APRM's Economic Governance and Management Standards: What Civil Society Should Look For

Civil society research and advocacy groups dedicated to safeguarding the rights of citizens, may find an unexpected opportunity to monitor their own governments through the APRM process. This paper argues that, in a democratic state, citizens have a…

Strategies for Effective Policy Advocacy: Demanding Good Governance in Africa

"This study is based on a research project carried out as part of the Governance and African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Programme of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). This study attempts to distil lessons learned by a h…

A Study of Corporate Governance and Management Practices in ACBF-Supported Institutions

The main purpose of this study was to establish the corporate governance practices within the ACBF-supported institutions and make recommendations that will ensure the adoption of the highest standards of corporate governance for efficiency and sust…

A Year in Review: 2014

This report reviews IPSS’s year of 2014. It contains messages from the IPSS and the APSP/IPSS Directors, looks at the education and professional development during the year and the e-learning. The report also includes research and policy dialogues i…

Building Climate Resilience in Africa and Asia: Lessons on Organisation, Management and Collaboration from Research Consortia

Drawing on participant surveys, technical reports and focus group discussions, this paper identifies three sets of lessons around conducting collaborative research for adaptation. The first set of lessons concerns partners, leadership, and relations…

Research in Somalia: Opportunities for Cooperation

Research cooperation between Somalia and Sweden began in 1982, but was interrupted in the early 1990s due to the civil war. As Somalia gradually starts the process of institutionbuilding and shifting towards a federal system, the Swedish government…

Building Capacity in Science, Technology, and Innovation for Africa's Transformation: The Role of Higher Learning and Research Institutions

Agenda 2063 and the Common African Position on Agenda 2030 identify STI as a key enabler to achieving development blueprints. In response, Africa adopted a 10-year Science, Technology, and Innovation Strategy (STISA–2024). Africa Capacity Report 201…

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