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Challenge of African Youth Unemployment

Many African youth face high unemployment or employment in low-wage temporary jobs that compound their poverty, especially in northern and southern Africa. Urban areas have much higher rates of unemployment than rural areas—as do women than men—an...

Paris Agreement in Practice: What Next for Africa and Developing Countries? Based on the Proceedings of the 3rd Global Climate Policy Conference Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 13-14 July 2016

This report summarises findings of the 3rd Global Climate Policy Conference (GCPC) held on 13- 14 July 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The theme of GCPC 2016 was “Implementing the Paris Agreement: new research solutions for developing countries”....

Policy and Institutional Dimensions of Africa's Political Economy in an Age of Globalization

The study’s main intention was to generate knowledge to enhance the efficacy of Africa’s political economy and development pathways by identifying alternative macroeconomic policy and institutional options that can be deployed to enable deeper so...

Africa: Major Development Challenges and their Capacity Building Dimensions

The paper examines eleven major development challenges, which face the African continent in its bid to achieve sustained growth and development in the 21st Century. Addressing these challenges is vital for achieving the United Nations Millennium D...

Capacity Building for the Promotion of Trade and Investment in Africa - Challenges and Strategies

The lack of capacity has hindered Africa from exploiting the investment and trade opportunities offered by the global economy. Most of the constraints and challenges are linked to ineffective policies, poor management systems and frameworks, we...

Performance Measurement in Capacity Building: A Review of Frameworks and Indicators by Development Partner Institutions in Public Service Management

"Africa suffers from a conspicuous shortage of human and institutional capacity, which is a major constraint to economic growth, poverty reduction and sustainable development. Many of the African governments lack capacity to design, implement and ...

Studies in Reconstruction and Capacity Building in Post-conflict Countries in Africa: Some Lessons of Experience from Sierra-Leone

"Sierra Leone like Uganda, Rwanda and Mozambique offers an interesting case study on post-war reconstruction and capacity building in Africa. This small West African country became embroiled in a violent armed conflict in March 1991 when a small g...

Challenges Facing Africa's Regional Economic Communities in Capacity Building

"The concern for regional cooperation and integration in Africa predates independence. The period 1960-1980, however, witnessed the emergence of the major regional integration schemes that pushed forward the Continent’s economic integration agenda...

Challenges of Knowledge Harvesting and the Promotion of Sustainable Development for the Achievement of the MDGS in Africa

"In the present global economy, knowledge production is taking place at a fast pace. Knowledge is also becoming obsolete rapidly. For Africa to compete globally, it is imperative that it not only has access to global knowledge, but more important...

Reconstruction and Capacity Building in Post-Conflict Countries in Africa: a Summary of Lessons of Experience from Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Uganda

The main objective of the study has been to draw lessons of experience that could provide a guide to policies, strategies and instruments for post-conflict capacity-building initiatives. The four country studies highlighted the fact that root c...

Studies in Reconstruction and Capacity Building in Post-conflict Countries in Africa: Some Lessons of Experience from Uganda

Post-colonial events in Uganda are easily divided into four periods corresponding to the dominant political regimes: the newly independent government under Milton Obote from 1963-71; the Amin era 1971-79; Obote 11 1980-85, the National Resistance ...

Studies in Reconstruction and Capacity Building in Post-conflict Countries in Africa: Some Lessons of Experience from Rwanda

"The Report is thematically organized. It starts with a theoretical presentation that informs the explanation of the nature of conflicts and their costs in the African settings. A short historical background of the Rwandan political economy follow...

Technology Transfer and Acquisition in the Oil Sector and Government Policy in Nigeria

"The analysis presented in this report shows the level of development and upgrading of the core technological capabilities in the Nigerian oil industry since independence in 1960. The study examines the nature of technological capabilities formed ...

Technological Capability in the Nigerian Leather Industry: A Firm-Level Case Study

Until the 1980's technology in the Third World centered around inward technology transfer. Since then the focus shifted to indigenous technological capability as a result of the successful industrial transformation in the newly industrializing cou...

Africa Capacity Report 2015: Capacity Imperatives for Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa

The objectives of the ACR are to measure and examine capacity in relation to the development agenda in African countries by focusing on the key determinants and components of capacity for development. The first chapter is devoted primarily to Afri...

Rapport sur les Capacités en Afrique RICA 2015 Les impératifs de capacités pour la mobilisation des ressources intérieures en Afrique

Le Rapport sur les Capacités en Afrique (RICA) 2015 envoie un message très clair : avec l’amenuisement de l’aide publique au développement en direction de l’Afrique, le continent devra compter davantage sur la mobilisation des ressources intérieur...

Building Capacity in Science, Technology and Innovation for Africa's Transformation: The Role of Governments

The call to industrialize and modernize Africa has become popular in recent years, and the AU’s Agenda 2063 and the Common African Position on Agenda 2030 identify science, technology, and innovation (STI) as key enablers to achieve development bl...

Building Capacity in Science, Technology and Innovation for Africa's Transformation: The role of Private Sector

The call to industrialize and modernize Africa has become popular in recent years, and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the Common African Position on Agenda 2030 identify science, technology and innovation (STI)1 as key enablers. Many African ...

Measuring Performance of Interventions in Capacity Building: Some Fundamentals

This paper is an attempt to define a set of fundamentals around which generic measures can be developed to assess performance of interventions in capacity building. The development of performance measures in capacity building is a complex exercis...

Africa Capacity Report 2014: Capacity Imperatives for Regional Integration in Africa

This year's Africa Capacity Report takes a fresh look at an old issue: regional integration, which attracted the attention and interest of leaders and development specialists and partners even before the independence of African countries. Region...

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