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The Nile: Is it a Curse or Blessing?

"Historical, economic and political factors are converging to reduce the potential for water development in the upper riparian states of the Nile. In short, unless basin-wide development planning is considered a viable solution to conflict resolu...

Achieving the Millenium Development Goals (MDGS) in Africa

In 2000, 189 countries, including 53 African states, set eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to improve the lives of many of the world’s poorest people by 2015. In May 2013, the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa,...

Gender Budgeting as a Tool for Poverty Reduction: Concepts, Practices and Capacity Implications

Gender budgeting is an application of gender mainstreaming in the budgetary process. It subsumes a gender-based assessment of budgets, incorporation of a gender perspective at all levels of the budgetary process, and restructuring of revenues and ...

The Need for a Comprehensive Legal Framework for Social Protection in Kenya

Globally, social protection (SP) is recognised as one of the approaches for tackling poverty and promoting inclusive growth. In Africa, social protection has become a mainstay in poverty reduction strategies with many African countries developing ...

In Quest of Inclusive Growth: Exploring the Nexus between Economic Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Tanzania

Tanzania’s impressive economic growth during the past decade has not resulted in significant poverty reduction. It is in that context that this study seeks to analyze the nexus between economic growth, employment and poverty in a manner that con...

Impact of Increased Public Education Spending on Growth and Poverty in Uganda: An Integrated Micor-Macro Approach

Over the past decades, Uganda has experienced impressive economic growth rates, far above the average among Sub‐Saharan African countries. Indeed, on average, GDP grew by more than 6% annually since the 1990s, increasing per capita income by 4% ye...

Agriculture as a Potent Economic Growth Driver for the Nigerian Economy

This study is an attempt to assess the place of agriculture as a potent economic growth driver in the Nigerian economy. Essentially, the study explores information concerning the critical roles of agriculture to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ...

Trade and Poverty in the Republic of Congo

Trade liberalization within the framework of globalization and WTO since the end of the 20th century without any doubt is an area of predilection through which the international trade and domestic trade can contribute to poverty reducti...

Analyse de l’impact de la hausse mondiale des prix et des politiques de réponse du gouvernment sur la pauvreté / Analysis of the impact of the global rise in prices and government policy reforms on poverty

This research analyzes the impact of the rising food prices of 2008-2009 and the policy reforms implemented by Togo, on poverty, vulnerability, inequality and children. Using a partial equilibrium model and panel data, we show that the rising fo...

Réformes Agricoles, Emploi et Réduction de la Pauvreté au Niger / Agricultural Reforms, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Niger

Better use of surface water for agricultural purposes would contribute to achieving the "Zero Hunger" objective of the 3N Initiative by increasing the production, and therefore the availability, of agricultural products at the local level, job cr...

Agricultural Policy and Poverty Reduction in Tanzania

This book focuses on the role of rural development policy and its contribution to poverty reduction in Tanzania. It has seven chapters starting with an introduction on Ujamaa policy; chapter two on the role of education in creating capacity for in...

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