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Sporadic Fuel Crisis in South Sudan: Causes Impacts and Solutions

South Sudan has encountered waves of periodic fuel crisis since 2011. The government has attempted quick-fix measures, but the crisis has continued unabated. Despite a number of speculations surrounding this matter, however, the actual causes and ...

The Untapped Potential of Solar Energy in Kenya: Factors Limiting the Integration of Solar PV into the Electricity Grid

Solar energy has been highlighted as a potentially important source of renewable energy for Kenya’s green economy transitions as well as the country’s intended national commitments to the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goal Numbe...

The Role of Economic Infrastructure in Promoting Exports of Manufactured Products: Trade Facilitation and Industrialisation in the EAC

The paper estimates the impact of improving economic infrastructure in the EAC region on exports of manufactured products. The analysis specifically departs from the general analysis in the literature by looking beyond the impact of infrastructur...

Electricity Provision and Tax Mobilization in Africa

In this paper, we provide evidence on how the provision of social infrastructure such as reliable electricity can be leveraged to increase taxation in developing countries, particularly sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). First, using comprehensive data f...

Potential Impact of Climate Change on the Economy: Building Climate and Economic Resilient Societies

The document firstly introduces the Climate Change Process and it's characteristics. The impacts of climate change on agriculture, food security, infrastructure, health, tourism as well as several so called aggravating factors are then discussed. ...

South Africa and its neighbours: Co-operation or conflict?

Southern Africa has come under international attention as an unsettled region of the world, attracting the involvement of both superpowers which, far from contributing to a resolution of the regional disputes, has aggravated them. Nevertheless, th...

Réunion: A world in miniature

Reunion is an island in the Indian Ocean with a population of mixed origin. The principal divisions in Reunion’s population are economic rather than social or ethnic. Metropolitan France governed Reunion as a colony until 1946, when it received fu...

Export Diversification and Infrastructure: The cost of Utilities for Business

"This policy brief focuses on the role of infrastructure and, in particular, the cost of utilities and their impact on export growth and diversification. Infrastructure services such as telecommunications, power and water are backbone services in ...

Time for a big push on infrastructure in Africa: What the G-20 can do

"The Seoul G-20 Multi-Year Action Plan on Development identified gaps in infrastructure as a key bottleneck to growth in developing countries. It committed the G-20 countries to overcoming obstacles to infrastructure investment, developing projec...

'Energetic' Dialogues in South Africa: The US Example

"South Africa and the US have both recently attempted to take concrete action to transform their respective energy futures. This is happening against the backdrop of major shifts in the global energy landscape and South Africa’s own need for ne...

Building Opportunities : Addressing Africa's Lack of Infrastructure

Kenya announced a plan in late 2012, whereby $25 million will be spend on various infrastructure projects. Included with these projects was a 2000km pipeline from South Sudan to the Northern Kenyan town of Lamu and related improvements to Lamu's p...

Le Maroc et l’Afrique Pour une Mobilisation Nationale d’Envergure / An Important National Mobilization for Morocco and Africa

This publication intends to analyze the vision of HM King Mohammed VI giving stature and importance to the partnership between the Kingdom and the various African countries and to highlight it compared to the strategies of the Moroccan companies p...

Economic Growth in the Horn of Africa: Identifying Principal Drivers and Determinants

"The Horn of Africa countries had poor economic growth for many decades before the 2000’s. Various studies were conducted to uncover the factors responsible for the poor economic performance and divergence from the developing regions. Opinions var...

G-20 Development Agenda and African Priorities: An Update

"The G-20 has come to be seen as one of the world’s most important gatherings for the discussion of a range of issues broadly related to global economic governance. While the G-20 is significantly more representative of developing countries’ inter...

A Review of Uganda's Road Fund Proposals for Transformation

The Uganda Road Fund (URF), established in 2008 by an Act of Parliament had its purpose to finance routine and periodic maintenance of public roads in the country. Since its operationalization in 2010, the Fund still struggles to deliver on its ma...

Determinants of Domestic Food Price Differentials in Uganda: The Potential for and Constraints on Intra-County Trade

The determinants of price differentials across 79 districts in Uganda is examined in this paper. It identifies the main production areas for key agricultural commodities and consumption destinations. The paper examines the hypothesis that spatial ...

Informing the Approach of Multilateral Development Banks to Use of Country systems

Most countries consider infrastructure development as a key enabler of development, as it spurs job creation, trade and investment. For many developing countries, multilateral development banks (MDBs) are important in addressing their infrastructu...

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