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Globalisation and Development in Zambia: Challenges and Prospects. Report of Zambia National Workshop

"The paper explores the ways in which the Zambian state has been transformed under the impact of globalisation and the effect of the transformation on the provision of social services. The central argument of the paper is that Zambia's position in...

Workshop on Poverty and Environment in Uganda. Report of Uganda National Workshop

"The first paper, The Conceptual Framework for Poverty Analysis and Reduction in Zambia, argues that poverty analysis and reduction in Zambia is generally misconceived because of lack of adequate understanding of its real causes and vision. In the...

Cost Implications of Agricultural Land Degradation in Ghana: An Economywide, Multimarket Model Assessment

"An economywide, multimarket model is constructed for Ghana and the effects of agricultural soil erosion on crop yields are explicitly modeled at the subnational regional level for eight main staple crops. The model is used to evaluate the aggreg...

Deforestation in Tanzania: A Development Crisis?

"The main objective of this study is to provide an understanding of the principal processes underlying deforestation in Kahama District. In particular, the study investigated the extent and causes of deforestation, focusing more on tobacco cultiva...

A Review of Policies to Combat Deforestation in Madagascar

"In Madagascar, an island nation off the coast of Africa, deforestation has become an issue of concern to policy makers and civil society. Today, less than 10 percent of Madagascar’s original forest cover exists. Unsustainable agricultural and agr...

Political Opportunities and Constraints in Inter-State Relations in Southern Africa

This paper deals with some of the political factors which should be borne in mind when discussing the development of resources regionally and on an inter-state level in sub-continent of Africa. In the author’s view, a regional approach to the deve...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 8, no. 3, 1984

In this issue, Smuts House Notes looks at how South Africa remains embroiled in quarrels with the West. The following four articles are the texts of papers delivered at SAIIA's Third International Conference on Economic interdependence and World ...

Current Developments In Portugal And Its African Provinces, With Special Reference To Mozambique And Relations With South Africa

“There is instability and conflicts which exist in various parts of the world, where super powers are not directly involved. Southern Africa has great opportunities and great assets but we must learn to use them, and this challenge involves adapta...

Foreign Investment Attraction: Some Salient Challenges for Zambia

“Since the new government in Zambia took office, serious efforts have been made to translate into reality the need to improve the country’s attraction for foreign investors, in general, and to those based in the region. So far, some initiatives ha...

Improving Policy Responses and Finding Sustainable Solutions to Drought in Kenya

"This article reviews the Kenyan government’s response to the drought and discusses related grassroots initiatives by the public and private sector, the role of technology, and concludes with policy lessons for better long-term management of drou...

Africa’s Emerging Global Partnerships Their Implications for the Continent’s Development Aspirations

"Important changes have been occurring in the ill-defined area of partnership in Africa, mainly in the context of the African Union’s quest for development as well as peace and security on the continent. The purpose of this paper is to identify a...

Risks to Global Trade and Implications for South Africa's Economy and Policy

The past two decades have witnessed an unprecedented globalisation of trade in goods and services. This process has been driven, inter alia, by technology, ideology and the availability of relatively cheap energy. By extrapolating this trend, on...

Comanagement of Natural Resources: Local Learning for Poverty Reduction

In the past two decades we have seen dramatic developments in the understanding of equitable and sustainable natural resource management. These have been informed and backed by innovation and research, not least that supported by IDRC, Canada's In...

Managing the Monster: Urban Waste and Governance in Africa

This work is the product of comparative research on governance and urban waste in Africa carried out by four teams of researchers in four major cities in Africa: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in francophone West Africa; Ibadan, Nigeria, in anglophone We...

The Implications of China's Ascendancy for Africa

China's spectacular economic progress has led some security analysts and policy makers in the North and the South to question Beijing's intentions in other parts of the world. This paper examines the extent to which China's engagement with Africa ...

Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Forestry Governance in the DRC

This case study on forestry governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) forms part of a three-year project entitled Strengthening the Governance of Africa’s Natural Resources, conducted by the Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme (G...

BRIC and IBSA Forums: Neo-liberals in Disguise or Champions of the South?

South–South co-operation has existed for many decades and has played a key role in solidifying unity among developing countries. However, the concept of South–South co-operation has evolved from being concerned with geopolitics and opposing imperi...

Rio to Jo'burg and Beyond The world summit on sustainable development

"This report focuses on the history of sustainable development, international attempts to create and focus attention on this important issue, and prospects for the post-Johannesburg era. It is divided into three sections: First, the historical bac...

The Case For Windfall Profit Taxes In Ghana’s Mining Code

"This Legislative Alert examines the fiscal provisions of Ghana’s mining code. It briefly examines the changes that have been made in Ghana since the first code was enacted in 1986. Noting the recent change in royalty rates, as well as the imposit...

Food Aid, Agriculture and the African Farmer: A Curate’s Egg?

"This occasional paper discusses the controversial issue of food aid which in the view of the World Bank and the World Food Programme is "an important and undervalued resource for development in Africa". The discussion, interestingly, includes the...

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