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Women Participation in Party Politics during the Multiparty Era in Africa: The case of Tanzania

"In this report, an attempt has been made to provide recommendations for addressing the existing gender imbalances other than affirmative action and the institution of quota systems. In fact, there are several direct measures that could be implement…

Allouer des Terres aux Femmes: Un Bienfait pour L’économie Congolaise / Allocating Land to Women: Beneficial for the Congolese Economy.

The key messages of this policy brief is to establish a policy to increase the allocation of land to women by 40% would promote economic diversification by increasing the contribution of the agricultural sector to GDP. A policy of cash transfers fr…

A Vote for Change: Somaliland's Two Decades Old Electoral Democracy

Somaliland’s electoral history is rather unique in a troubled part of the world where democratic norms and values are not respected. The combined elections at the end of May 2021 are crucial for the country’s political stability and democratic crede…

Gendered Effects of Participation in Agricultural Subsidies on Rural Household Dietary Diversity in Zambia

Gender inequalities attributed to rural women's unequal access to and control of productive resources and services impact negatively on household food and nutrition security. Yet, if women had the same access to productive resources as men, they cou…

Exploring the Challenges, Opportunities and Experiences of Women in Mining in Zvishavane District of the Midlands Province in Zimbabwe

The principal dimension of segregation in the Extractive Industry is the degree to which men and women are benefitting differently across the mining value chain. This is despite years of advocacy for gender equality in accessing and controlling mini…

Modes of Access to Land, and Gender-related Productivity Gap in Burkina Faso

This study analyses the sources of gender-related productivity gap, and measures the impact of land access patterns on the productivity gap in Burkina Faso. The data used in this research are drawn from the latest available study on living standards…

Democratic Dividend: The Road to Quality Education in Africa

Education is a powerful tool to fight poverty, enable upward socioeconomic mobility, and empower people to live healthier lives. But while the global adult literacy rate continues to increase, from 81% in 2000 to 86% in 2018 (World Bank, 2019), the …

Explaining the Gender Gap in Food Security in Côte d'Ivoire - Policy Brief

This study sets out to determine the explanatory factors of food insecurity gap between female-headed households (FHs) and male-headed households (MHs) in Côte d'Ivoire. Using data from the Household Living Standards Survey in Côte d'Ivoire, which t…

A Study and Analysis of the Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Ecosystem of Ghana (Final Draft Report)

The rationale behind the study was as a result of the pursuit of the Government of Ghana to build a strong technologically-driven economy that drives the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda by ensuring that research and development activities are harnessed for …

Women's Representation in Nigeria's Leading Political Parties

Nineteen years since the first attempt to address women's exclusion from national life through a National Policy on Women, produced under the then Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Ismail, the gender inclusiveness it sought to promote, remains elusiv…

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