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Reciprocity in Nigerian Foreign Policy (The Akinyemi Doctrine)

"At the All-Nigeria Conference on Foreign Policy held at NIPSS, Kuru in April, 1986, the President and Commander-in-Chief, Major-General Ibahim Babangida, challenged the nation's assembled foreign policy intelligentsia to identify and define Nigeria…

Influencing Policy for Children in Tanzania : Lessons From Education, Legislation and Social Protection

"The central concern of this paper is to identify the best systems and mechanisms to enable support for children, especially the most vulnerable children, given limited resources and capacity constraints. While the issues remain complex, an examinat…

Poverty Among the Elderly and Children in Mainland Tanzania

"This brief analyses the economic situation of elderly persons and children in Tanzania. Significantly, the analysis found that households with elderly and children only are by far the poorest, in both urban and rural areas; 45% of these households …

Children and Vulnerability in Tanzania : A Brief Synthesis

"The intention of this paper is to highlight the key issues of children and vulnerability in Tanzania. This study underscores the importance of understanding local and circumstantial factors which determine the extent to which communities, household…

Coping Strategies Used by Street Children in the Event of Illness

"This study examined the health seeking behaviours of street children in three municipal districts of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The research was carried out in October 2005 and involved 272 street children, aged 10 to 18 years of age. Findings reveal…

Developing Social Protection in Tanzania within a Context of Generalised Insecurity

"Section II of this document on the research programme for social protection develops the overall conceptual framework and sets out the overall agenda and rationale for this research programme. Section III set forward three research sub themes : pro…

Assessing Human Development in SADC: 1990-2008

"This paper assesses the state of progress in human development across selected key development indicators in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. This is a largely descriptive exercise based on a review and presentation of data…

The MDG's and Africa: The Elusive Partnership?

"In September 2000, 89 countries met at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York amid great fanfare to adopt the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs sought to generate international consensus to eliminate international poverty and bri…

Towards an Instrument for the Portability of Social Security Benefits in the Southern African Development Community

The right to social security is a fundamental human right guaranteed to all persons. However, non-citizens are not always granted access to social security because of discriminatory provisions in national social security laws and the ‘nationality or…

Evaluation des Impacts des Crises et des Réponses Politiques Mises en œuvre au Sénégal : Situation des Enfants et Simulations de Politiques de Protection Sociale / Evaluation of the Impacts of Crises and Political Responses Implemented in Senegal: Situ

This study focused on the impacts of crises in recent years (food, energy, economic and financial) and the policy responses on the situation of children in Senegal. From an overall assessment of the social and economic policies implemented to meet t…

Tendance de la pauvreté au Sénégal entre 1994 et 2001: une approche multidimensionnelle basée sur les ensembles flous /Trends in poverty in Senegal between 1994 and 2001: a Multidimensional Approach

In this work, we investigated the dominant dimensions of multidimensional poverty in Senegal between 1994 and 2001. Our main objective was to identify the trends of different aspects of poverty in Senegal between 1994 and 2001 using a multidimension…

Analytical Brief on Social Sector Budget 2018: ‘A Mirage in the Social Sector budget’

As Zambia continues on its recovery path, Social Sectors spending remain cardinal to providing both increased and good quality services to its increasing population. The level of resources allocated to these sectors through the National Budget is th…

COVID-19 and Food Security in Ethiopia: Do Social Protection Programs Protect?

We assess the impact of Ethiopia’s flagship social protection program, the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) on the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and nutrition security of households, mothers, and children. We use both pre-pand…

Ties that Bind? Evidence of both Unity and Division in 18 African Countries

In this year of COVID-19, the ability of societies to work collectively to respond to challenges has taken center stage. In fact, early public support for and adherence to public health measures has been cited as one factor explaining Africa’s far l…

Soccer, Safety and Science: Why Evidence is Key

Sports-based violence prevention programmes have broad appeal, including among police, policy makers and politicians. This policy brief presents a case study of the Eyethu Soccer League, a behavioural intervention that was carefully planned, impleme…

En Côte d’Ivoire, la Situation Politique Mine le Niveau Sécuritaire / The Political Situation Undermines the Security level in Cote D’Ivoire

"The well-being of citizens depends on their having personal security, which guarantees them and their property freedom from violence and theft, according to the Legatum Institute (2019). "A secure and stable environment is necessary to attract inve…

What Works in South African Policing?

This report critically reviews the literature for the best available evidence on whether the South African police have achieved their mandate. It offers a reasonable but rigorous evaluation of research for evidence-based policing. Policing research …

The Use and Effectiveness of Social Grants in South Africa

This research examines the effectiveness of social grants in South Africa, and how recipients use their grants. As a form of social protection, social grants not only ameliorate poverty and provide a safety net, they also potentially promote socia…

Understanding the Characteristics and Governance Structures of Non-State Social Protection Programmes in Ghana: A Case Study of Work-Based Associations in Winneba and Cape Coast

"Most people in Africa are vulnerable to all the life shocks associated with poverty, and social protection systems are now deemed integral to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, especially in health, food security, education, shelt…

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