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Les Conditions Économiques du Niger se Détériorent et Rendent les Citoyens Pessimistes / Niger's Deteriorating Economic Conditions make Citizens Pessimistic

The economic situation in Niger has experienced variations whose impact has been felt on the living conditions of the citizens. From 2012 to 2016, the growth rate of the Nigerian economy went from 11.8% to 5% with an average rate of 6.7%. This rate …

Point-Level Analysis of Crime in Khayelitsha: A Critical Review

This report analyses point-level data on murders and robberies for a high-crime community in South Africa to discern spatial trends. It explores the data at a granular level to understand the nature of several hotspots. Issues with the quality of po…

Towards an Improved Understanding of Vulnerability and Resilience in Somalia

The 2011 famine and 2016 severe drought conditions in Somalia drew the attention of development actors to issues and options for addressing recurrent shocks and the roles that different people can play. This paper summarises the key lessons drawn f…

Assessment of Vulnerability to Persistent Deprivation: Evidence from a Peripheral Pastoralist Population in Ethiopia

This paper examines household vulnerability to poverty in a traditional pastoralist society inhabiting a peripheral dryland environment. The extent and determinants of vulnerability to poverty among a pastoralist population in southern Ethiopia is e…

Ghanaians Voice Dissatisfaction with Living Conditions, Government Economic Conditions

Ghana has made giant economic strides over the past decade. In 2011 the country climbed from lower-income to middle-income status, and both per-capita income and gross domestic product roughly doubled between 2008 and 2018. Fueled in part by newly d…

Urbanization is Improving Household Welfare in Ethiopia

These findings highlight important factors that should inform public policy debates on the consequences and implications of urban expansion in Africa. The finding that urban expansion can improve household welfare suggests that when small rural town…

Lived Poverty on the Rise: Decade of Living-standard Gains Ends in Africa

Economic destitution – whether measured as the frequency with which people go without basic necessities or as the proportion of people who live on less than $1.90 a day – declined steadily in Africa between 2005 and 2015. However, the findings of Af…

Participation in Non-Farm Activities in Rural Sudan: Patterns and Determinants

Despite the importance of non-farm income in the livelihood of the rural population in Sudan, information available on its size and determinants is scant. This study examined the patterns and determinants of decisions to participate in non-farm acti…

Building Climate Resilience Through Effective, Gender-Sensitive Migration Policy in the SADC Region

This policy briefing discusses the centrality of communicating climate change impacts through a people-centred approach that considers communities’ wellbeing by linking climate change to poverty and a human rights-based, gender-responsive migration …

Household Economic Well-being and Child Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Health is both a direct component of human well-being and a form of human capital that increases an individual’s capabilities and opportunities to generate income and reduces vulnerability. It is argued that these two views are complementary, and bo…

The Socio-economic Impacts of the 2015/16 EL Niño Induced Drought in Swaziland - Report

This report provides detailed findings of an investigation into the socioeconomic impacts of the 2015/16 El Niño drought in Swaziland. It records the direct and indirect effects of the drought on the economy of Swaziland and documents how it has a…

Can Cash Transfer Programs Boost Income-generating Activities in Rural Burundi?

In a bid to achieve the number one Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of no poverty, the government of Burundi has developed a national social protection strategy. As part of the strategy, the government is currently implementing cash transfer progr…

Community Response to Localization of Sustainable Development Goals: A Profile of Relevant Indicators in Uganda

The SDG are clear on ending hunger and poverty in all forms, achieving food security, improving nutrition, promoting sustainable agriculture, ensuring healthy lives and well-being for all, providing inclusive and equitable high-quality education and…

Providing Basic Public Services remains a Challenge for Namibia's Government

In its Harambee Prosperity Plan, the Namibian government echoes concerns about its ability to deliver high-quality services as “a prerequisite for rapid growth, job creation and poverty eradication”. The plan calls for stronger performance managemen…

The Impact of a Rural Microcredit Scheme Targeting Women on Household Vulnerability and Empowerment: Evidence from South West Nigeria

The rapid expansion of microcredit in recent years is informed by the belief that removal of constraints to credit access facing the poor, particularly women, through microcredit can improve their well-being and ultimately help them out of poverty…

East African Regional Analysis of Youth Demographics

This report summarizes the findings of research on the socioeconomic implications of youth demographics in four East African Community (EAC) countries namely: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. For the study, we used systematic mapping approaches …

Climate Change in Somalia: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

Climate change poses a great risk to the livelihoods of the Somali people. This is because the Somali natural environment and associated production systems are highly vulnerable to climate change. The natural environment experiences constraints that…

Foreign Investments and Livelihoods in Northern Zambia

This study employs a wider livelihoods approach to challenge some insular neo-classical economic narratives on the nature, process and impact of large-scale land acquisitions on smallholder farmers living on Africa’s customary land. Large-scale la…

Pathways to Climate Resilient Livelihoods in the KAZA TFCA

The Kavango Zambezi Trans Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) has a dual economy. Tourism – the most lucrative economic activity that the area’s conservation status allows – attracts a secure, if seasonal, income. Meanwhile, many of the almost …

Efficience de production du secteur informel non-agricole et réduction de la pauvreté au Cameroun / Production efficiency of non-agricultural informal sector and poverty reduction in Cameroun

This study analyzes the production of non-agricultural informal sector in Cameroon and determines how it’s efficiency can help improve living standards in Cameroon. For this purpose, data envelopment analysis (DEA) was used to measure the level of e…

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