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eAfrica: The electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 2, June 2004

Stresses that successful land reform is more than just throwing people on patches of soil but it also requires helping newly settled farmers adapt to commercial techniques, build up working capital and improve knowledge of quality control and fore...

Peace agreements and durable peace in Africa

"The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) held a workshop in Durban, South Africa on 14 and 15 September 2009. The theme of the workshop was ‘Peace Agreements and Durable Peace in Africa’. The aim of the workshop wa...

Natural resources, the environment and conflict

"This report focus on Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan. The study solicited views and perspectives on the role that natural resources and the environment can play in complex conflict situations. This report observed ...

Black Gold in the Congo : Threat to Stability or Development Opportunity

"Although it should provide development opportunities,renewed oil interest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) represents a real threat to stability in a still vulnerable post-conflict country. Exploration has begun, but oil prospecting ...

Governance and Socio Economic Development after the 2001 Elections : Problems and Prospects

"Seventeen papers were presented by thirteen lecturers from the University of Zambia, Copperbelt University and from the Zambia Insurance Business College Trust. The first three papers focused on issues of democracy and governance in Zambia. The f...

Guinea: The Main Challenges of the New President

"The aim of this policy brief is to draw attention to some of the main challenges that the newly elected president of Guinea will face, and to formulate policy recommendations in view of addressing these challenges. For the first time since it...

Measuring and Monitoring Progress towards good Governance in Africa: The African Governance Report II (AGRII)

"The overall objective of the governance project is to monitor the progress of African states towards good governance. The objectives therefore are to monitor the country's progress towards good governance, through examination of political represe...

Governance Assessment and Monitoring in Botswana

"Good governance is a major challenge to African States. The main objective of this study was to encourage and keep track of improvements in good governance in Botswana by monitoring and publicising progress, or the lack thereof. Specific objectiv...

The State of Governance in Botswana 2004 Final Report

"The main objective of the study is to encourage and keep track of improvements in good governance in Botswana by monitoring and publicising progress. The specific objectives are to assess the level of political representation, analyse institution...

Local Government Finances and Financial Management in Tanzania Empirical Evidence of Trends 2000-2007

"The main objective of this paper is to document and analyse the impacts of the Tanzanian local government reforms on the third theme, 'local finances and financial management'. The report analysed data and trends on finances and financial manage...

Local Autonomy and Citizen Participation in Tanzania: From a Local Government Reform Perspective

"This report analyses data on local autonomy and citizen participation from six councils for the period 2000-2004. The following themes are discussed in this report: (a) good governance (b) accountability and transparency of local leaders to the c...

Local Governance in Tanzania: Observations from Six Councils 2002-2003

"In this study several political and administrative dimensions of governance are discussed. First is the issue of local government autonomy. Here, an attempt was made to answer the question : to what extent are the local authorities free to make p...

Transparency in Local Finances in Tanzania, 2003-2009

"Good governance relies on three interdependent characteristics - transparency, accountability and integrity - and at the centre of this three way relationship is the need for accurate and timely information, which, recursively, requires a willing...

Links Between Climate Change, Conflict and Governance in Africa

"This paper reviews the linkages between climate change, governance and security threats in Africa, and analyses the response of the international community in formulating climate change policies to ensure future security and prevent conflict. It ...

Two Decades of Conflict and Democracy in Sierra Leone A Personal Experience

"Poor governance, mismanagement, endemic corruption, exclusion and marginalisation, especially of the youth, were causal factors that led Foday Sankoh, an ex-corporal of the national army, to take up arms against the feeble government of Presiden...

Promoting the Rule of Law in Africa

"The Rule of Law Workshop, Promoting the Rule of Law in Africa, raised a number of issues that can be explored productively by donors, governments and practitioners in the future. Each of these issues could not only stimulate and encourage modific...

Socio-economic Problems Facing Africa: Insights from six APRM Country Review Reports

"The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) tries to identify both problems facing participating countries and solutions to these problems. This paper seeks to identify common socio-economic development problems revealed in six African countries th...

Natural Resource Governance, Boom and Bust: The Case of Kolwezi in the DRC

"This paper considers the effects of the successive booms and busts in the mining industry and the commodity markets on the management of natural resources in Kolwezi. It focus on the commodities boom that ran from 2004–2008, and the bust that beg...

China and Africa's Natural Resources: The Challenges and Implications for Development and Governance

"This paper proposes to analyse China’s growing engagement in Africa’s mineral sector and assess its impact on local governance. China’s energy concerns have been playing an increasingly crucial role in its foreign policymaking in the new centur...

Digging Deep for Profits and Development? Reflections on Enhancing the Governance of Africa’s Mining Sector

"Africa’s wealth in mineral resources has seldom been used to the benefit of the inhabitants of the countries concerned. More often it has provided an area of contestation between governments, multinational mining companies, local communities and ...

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