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Impacts of the Economic Crisis on Human Development and the MDGs in Africa

"This paper has examined the channels through which the economic crisis could have an impact on human development in sub-Saharan Africa, and also the historical evidence for the size of these impacts. Using growth projections to 2014 for the count...

Fiddling While Zimbabwe Burns

"While the politicians fiddle around as the flames that engulf Zimbabwe grow in intensity, the glaring reality of Zimbabwe's economic collapse is there for all to see. The economic gains and expanding social services of the 1980s have been thrown...

Botswana's Debt Sustainability: A Brief Narrative

" This paper examines the financial and by extension the economic sustainability of the existing debt using non-technical analysis and a simplified narrative.The motivation of this note was to shed light on the extent to which one should worry ab...

Prospects for the 1991 Elections in Zambia

"I thought I would start the discussion this evening by a prognosis about what might happen if indeed there is a change of government in Zambia after October this year and what might happen if there is a government led by Frederick Chiluba, the cu...

Gender Issues In Ghanaian Higher Education

"The paper argues that Ghana has made significant strides in providing access to quality education at all levels of the educational system since independence. However, as the demand for education skyrocketed and the Ghanaian economy went into a ta...

Zimbabwe: Stranded in Stasis

For over fifteen years, Zimbabwe has been trapped in a political and economic crisis of varying intensity. Political dynamics, compounded by massive debt, policy incoherence and low domestic and international confidence, frustrate economic recover...

Economics, Governance and Instability in South Africa

This paper analyzes the economic and social underpinnings of rising political instability in South Africa such as poverty, unemployment and inequality. The analysis in this document indicates that the types of violence most feared by people, such ...

An Analysis of the Nigerian Economic Growth and Recovery Plan

This Policy Brief examines the response of the Nigerian government to the ongoing recession in the domestic economy, particularly in the context of the recently released Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) for 2017-2020. It also provides an a...

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