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How a High-Ambition Global Climate Deal Will Help Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Governments will agree in this year 2015 on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period to 2030, as well as a new global climate agreement, which will take effect from 2020. Together, these could set the course for environmental sustainab...

Targeted Subsidies and Private Market Participation An Assessment of Fertilizer Demand in Nigeria

"Though input vouchers are being publicized as a mechanism to simultaneously target subsidies and develop demand in private markets, limited empirical evidence of their effect on private input demand exists. Few empirical studies, if any, exist on...

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Catalyzing Agricultural Innovation

"The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a very recent entrant in the agricultural development space. We have been active in this area for just over five years, yet we quickly became a major donor and advocate for smallholder agricultural developme...

Delivering Nutrients Widely through Biofortification: Building on Orange Sweet Potato

"The biofortification strategy aims to reduce the prevalence of vitamin and mineral nutritional deficiencies that are widespread in low-income populations by developing nutrient-rich varieties of staple food crops that the poor consume habitually....

Are Ugandan Farmers Using the Right Quality Inorganic Fertilizers?

The quality concerns of inorganic fertilizers on the Ugandan market is highlighted in this policy brief. The findings reported are an excerpt from a study that analysed the quality of inorganic fertilizers on the Ugandan market. The analysis was b...

Supporting Ambitious Intended Nationally Determined Contributions: Lessons Learned from Developing Countries

Some of the key learning points that have emerged from this diverse experience, was summarized in this Working Paper. This Working Paper should be seen as a companion volume to CDKN’s ‘Guide to INDCs’ (2015), which provides a practical example of ...

Financing African Infrastructure: Can the World Deliver ?

The lack of infrastructure is nowhere more crucial and potentially transformational than in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009, major donors and multilateral institutions in collaboration with the World Bank investigated this challenge of addressing the ...

The Tanzanian Energy Sector: The Potential for Job Creation and Productivity Gains Through Expanded Electrification

"The main objective of this study is to provide insights into the dynamic linkages between expansion of the national electricity grid and off-grid alternative/renewable sources of electricity and job growth and productivity. The study also seeks t...

When Bottom Up Meets Top Down: The Limits of Local Participation in Local Government Planning in Tanzania

"This report discusses issues that concern planning at district level as perceived by representatives of different districts in Tanzania. In the context of this report planning is taken as a process of choosing or making choices/priorities of inte...

The Growth of Micro and Small, Cluster Based Furniture Manufacturing Firms and their Implications for Poverty Reduction in Tanzania

"The overall objective of this study is to explore the growth of micro and small furniture-manufacturing firms in the industrial clusters and to analyse the implications that this growth has for poverty reduction among firm owners and workers. Th...

Links Between Climate Change, Conflict and Governance in Africa

"This paper reviews the linkages between climate change, governance and security threats in Africa, and analyses the response of the international community in formulating climate change policies to ensure future security and prevent conflict. It ...

Councillors and Community Leaders - Partnerships or Conflict of Interest? Lessons from the Sustainable Mwanza Project

"One central objective of the Local Government Reform Programme (LGRP)is fostering of private public partnership in delivery of essential services at community level. As we shall discuss in this research brief, this entails not only having access ...

The Use of Sustainable Irrigation for Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania:The Case of Smallholder Irrigation Schemes in Igurusi, Mbarali District

"Irrigation has been found to be a central key part in curbing food scarcity not only in Tanzania but also in many other developing countries. The continued dependence on rainfall in agriculture has proved incapable of sustaining the population i...

Poverty and Changing Livelihoods of Migrant Maasai Pastoralists in Morogoro and Kilosa Districts, Tanzania

"The objective of this study was to analyse how the Maasai migrants have adapted themselves to the new ecological conditions and the impact of such adaptations on their livelihoods. Confronted with the loss of grazing land due to several geographi...

Carbon Trading in Africa A Critical Review

"This monograph presents a critical review of carbon trading in Africa. It comprises a compendium of essays by an expert group of authors, each analysing key issues from a corruption and governance perspective. The chapters include a discussion ...

Sustainable Energy Solutions for South Africa Ensuring Public Participation and Improved Accountability in Policy Processes

"The objectives of the meeting are embedded in a political economy approach which deals with dominant development ideas, institutions, incentives and interest groups that draft, shape and drive policy processes. Participants of the Energy Caucus b...

Corporate Options in South Africa

This discussion is done against a backdrop of the campaign against multi-national corporations which is being waged in the world. It discusses the options that corporations have in relation to their objective situation and to this campaign.

The 1993 Tokyo Declaration on African Development : Implications for Countries of Southern Africa

"The Tokyo Declaration on African Development offers enormous possibilities for mutually beneficial cooperation between the countries of Eastern Asia and Southern Africa. Africa is still outside the mainstream of global commercial and technologica...

The Role of Macroeconomic Policy Towards Food Security in Botswana

"The main objective of this study is to analyse the role that macroeconomic policy in Botswana has played towards the achievement of food security. This will be used as a basis of identifying whether agriculture has adequately played its role. The...

Dryland Husbandry in the Sudan Grassroots Experience and Development

"The Dryland Husbandry Project-Sudan showed a positive impact and changes of attitudes among the pastoralists. DHP Sudan introduced participation. Chapter one deals with project interventions in extension work, trial-based action-oriented research...

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