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Ministry of Finance and Development Planning Study of Poverty and Poverty Alleviation in Botswana: Inception Report

"The paper contains a progress report and a work guide for the study of poverty and poverty alleviation in Botswana, conducted by BIDPA for the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. The first part which outlines the approach and methodolog...

Knowledge Empowers Africa: The Benefits of Increased Investment in Education

"While many African countries will not meet the MDG's for education, performance across the continent is mixed. Some have dramatically increased enrolment rates across all levels of education. This policy brief asks the questions 'What if enrolmen...

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...

The Impacts of Civil Wars on Basic Education in the Great Lakes Region: A case study of Tanzania

"The study investigates the impact of civil wars on basic education in the African Great Lakes Region focusing on Tanzania. The study is guided by a conceptual framework based on the eclectic model. The model takes into account direct and indir...

Governance, Society and Development in Kenya

"The papers published in this volume were selected from the conference whose theme was "Governance, Society and Development in Kenya" . The papers fall under three broad themes namely: Social Policy Frameworks; Education and Research and Gender a...

Examining Nigeria's Learning Crisis: Can Communities be Mobilized to take Action?

Policy design and interventions in basic education were, until recently, unduly focused on increasing school enrollment in developing countries, with little attention on improving the quality of learning. Using two states in Nigeria – Lagos and Ka...

Gold Exploitation and Socioeconomic Outcomes: The Case of Burkina Faso

This paper investigates how the gold boom that started in 2007 has affected socioeconomic outcomes in Burkina Faso. A simple theoretical model was developed to show the expected impacts, and these were validated by an empirical analysis. Result...

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