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Building the Resilience of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria

The insecurity in the North Eastern parts of Nigeria manifests itself in a number of ways—some at times underappreciated. While the issue of forced migration to flee radical Islamist violence is certainly not hidden, nor particularly recent, the ove…

Migration: A Critical Climate Change Resilience Strategy

Movement is a critical resilience strategy for communities and individuals faced with climate change. Most discussions about climate-linked migration focus on international movements; however, it is an overwhelmingly local phenomenon. Migration is a…

The Rise and Root Causes of Islamic Insurgency in Mozambique and its Security Implication to the Region

The rise of jihadi insurgency in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado is attributed to multidimensional causes: social and economic factors, influence of radical preachers and endogenous process of extremism advancement in the province. It…

Will the Impact of the Pandemic on the Expected National Output Persist?

This weekly review contributes to the debate on how the COVID-19 induced hysteresis effects could affect growth in South Sudan. It addresses two related questions: What channels would transmit the COVID-19 scarring effects to the output? What can pu…

Waking the Sleeping Giant: Development Pathways for the Democratic Republic of the Congo to 2050

Despite its abundant natural resources, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ranks near the bottom in various human and economic development indicators and its average income is about 40% of its value at independence in 1960. Using the Interna…

Bordering on a Water Crisis: The Need for Integrated Resource Management in the Mara River Basin

One of the major constraints on sustainable development in the semi-arid areas of Africa is the supply and access to a range of natural resources underpinned by water. Water is needed to support domestic use, agriculture and the preservation of wild…

La Structure de l’activité Économique du Sénégal: Un Obstacle pour un Confinement Total Face au COVID-19 / The Structure of the Senegalese Economic Activities: A Constraint for Total Containment of COVID-19

Many jobs are threatened and people without a source of income are increasingly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. The implemented measures of social distancing in many countries have weakened or even wiped out small businesses as well as other…

How a Production Subsidy can Boost Nigeria's Renewable Energy Sector, Growth and Employment

Despite Nigeria’s status as a major global energy producer, access to electricity is severely limited and much of the country’s population is energy poor. A lack of reliable electricity forces homes and businesses to rely on non-ecofriendly privat…

Agricultural and Rural Transformation in Ethiopia: Obstacles, Triggers and Reform Considerations

This discussion paper assesses the state of agricultural and rural conditions of Ethiopia; describes the extent, speed and depth of agricultural and rural transformation; and provides policy options for the relevant parties. It is premised on the pr…

Successful Agricultural Transformation: Selected Challenges in the Emerging Global Environment

Low-productivity, subsistence-smallholder agriculture everywhere faces tremendous new challenges, in addition to decades-old constraints. Smallholders are threatened by being bypassed by the rise and dominance of domestic and global value chains (DV…

South Africans Support Social Grants, but say Work at any Wage beats Unemployment

In South Africa, “social grants” providing income support to poor households have a long history. More than 17 million citizens, almost one-third of the population, receive a cash transfer from the state each month. The largest social grant programs…

Investir Stratégiquement pour Protéger les Femmes des Effets Climatiques au Burkina Faso / Investing Strategically to Protect Women from Climate Impacts in Burkina Faso

Climate change shocks are detrimental to the economic activities of both men and women in Burkina Faso, but the impact on poverty incidence and value added is greater among women than men. Among the policy options identified to counteract the advers…

The Global COVID-19 Health Pandemic and its Implications for the African Economies

The current Covid-19 pandemic is damaging business ecosystems, affecting livelihoods, and threatening to reverse sub-Saharan Africa’s development progress and growth projections. It has once again exposed the fragility of many of the institutions ac…

Spillovers from Off-farm Self-employment Opportunities in Rural Niger

The agricultural sector is the main economic activity in peri-urban and rural Niger. Yet, farm households still face constraints related to climate change and agricultural factors that may hinder agricultural production and threaten food security. …

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