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The Cost of Aid Tying to Ghana

"This study investigates the prices of tied foreign aid imports by estimating the price differentials between tied aid imports and non-aid imports from bilateral sources to Ghana. The study finds a significant mark-up on the prices of tied aid impo…

South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA): Strategic Aid for Development Packages for Africa?

"The following report is an in-depth analysis that explores South Africa’s past, present and future development assistance to the rest of the continent. It unpacks South Africa’s development partnership paradigm and the tensions that lie within its…

Funding African Governance Institutions and Processes: Insights and Lessons

"This paper examines the financing of selected governance institutions in Africa, looking at national, continental and international levels and at the institutions and processes that assess, improve or incentivise governance. Specifically, anti-corr…

China-South Sudan:Governance in Emerging Relations

"Away from news headlines about oil, conflict and political instability, China has been developing a more involved engagement with the government of South Sudan and its ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM). Governance is fund…

Donors versus Investors in Southern African Infrastructure Development

"The Southern African Development Community (SADC) suffers from a critical lack of regional infrastructure that, if remedied, could boost both intraregional trade and economic integration, while making the region more investor friendly. Regional int…

What does Hydrocarbon Wealth mean for Foreign Aid in Mozambique?

"Recent discoveries of vast gas and mineral resources in Mozambique are attracting unprecedented levels of foreign investment and could transform the country into a major African energy producer. New hydrocarbon-derived revenue streams are likely to…

New Development Finance Measure should be TOSSD out the Window!

In light of the new global 2030 Agenda, donor countries have been developing a new statistic to measure their contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although still a work in progress, Total Official Support for Sustainable…

Understanding ‘bankability’ and Unlocking Climate Finance for Climate Compatible Development

As a result of the complex and stringent requirements, countries have spent a significant amount of resources on various aspects of climate finance readiness. However, this has been focused mainly on building the necessary institutional, technical a…

Intra-SADC Debt – A Growing Financial Phenomenon

"The concept of Intra-SADC debt (Southern Africa Development Community) is defined in this policy brief as any bilateral or multilateral financial lending and borrowing between or among SADC member countries and their development banks. The loans di…

An Overview Of Domestic Debt In SADC: A Synthesis Of Trends, Structure And Development Impacts

"The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) regional economic integration agenda includes a macroeconomic convergence programme, that is intended to achieve and maintain macroeconomic stability in the region and committed to following stabilit…

Borrowing Charter: Principles and Guidelines on Sovereign Financial Borrowing for Sub-Sahara African countries

"This borrowing charter contains principles and guidelines on sovereign financial borrowing. It seeks to guide and inform sovereign states borrowing so as to improve the current weak administrative, institutional and legal procedures for loan contra…

Domestic Debt Management in Africa

"In the face of budget deficits, against a backdrop of drying up of concessional lending and reduction in development assistance due to the impact of the global financial crisis among others, borrowing from domestic markets becomes a viable option. …

A Fiscal History of Ethiopia : Taxation and Aid Dependence 1960-2010

The fiscal history of Ethiopia is reviewed in this paper, focusing particularly on the period between 1960 and 2010. The detailed fiscal data is available to underpin the analysis. While reviewing the key fiscal and economic events of this period, …

Constructing a Developmental and Transformational Philanthropy in Africa Towards a New Regulatory Common Sense

"This report analyses the political economy of legislation governing the doing of philanthropy in Africa. It pays particular attention to trends and specific country contexts and how these drive national or global agendas. It analyses the enabling e…

Aid Effectiveness: Trends and Impacts of Shifting Financial Flows to Civil Society Organisations in Southern Africa

Significant changes are taking place in the global aid architecture. A number of efforts are also being made to mobilise additional development finance and to make aid more effective in reducing poverty.The report notes that civil society has a crit…

Climate Finance: Lessons from Rwanda

"Developed countries have made little progress in providing climate finance for the transition towards low emission and climate adaptive development pathways in developing countries. It is expected that a new legal agreement on climate finance will …

Follow the Money: Policies and Practices in Donor Support to Civil Society Formations in Southern Africa

Chapter 1 provides an overview of recent trends and shifts in global aid policies and the role of civil society in development. Chapter 2 provides an overview of recent trends in aid flows and support to civil society in southern Africa. Chapter 3 …

How can we make Aid to Civil Society Organisations more Effective in Overcoming Poverty?

"In the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, in particular, aid volume to civil society is increasing substantially but is difficult to quantify due to the limited classification of aid by donors as it relates to the definition of …

Busan Partnership Agreement Analysis Report

"At the end of November, 2011, more than 3000 representatives convened in Busan for the Fourth High Level Forum (FHL-4) to take stock and review whether targets in previous agreements have been met and to decide on the future of aid effectiveness ag…

BRICS at glance: Opportunities and Challenges for Africa

"Africa is generally positive about its partners, whether they are emerging or traditional lenders. The paper demonstrates the positive contributions of the BRICS. However, unless these BRICS become more transparent and release comparable data on th…

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