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Understanding the Angolan FDI Regulatory Landscape

"This paper explores the regulatory framework for foreign direct investment (FDi) in Angola, with the objective of broadening understanding of the barriers to foreign investment in the country. The regulatory environment in Angola is unpredictabl…

Côte d'Ivoire's Comeback: The Revival of Ivorian Regional Diplomacy

"Over the past few decades, Côte d’Ivoire has been a passive and often problematic actor within its region. This has been the case since the death of the first president of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, on 7 December 1993…

Kenya's Regional Diplomacy: Peripheral or Adaptive Pragmatism?

"Kenya maintains close bilateral and multilateral relations with all its neighbouring states. However, analysts have argued that Kenya lags behind in taking up strong positions at the regional and international levels, unlike some other key states i…

Regionalism, Food Security and Economic Development

"It is remarkable that Africa, with enormous resource endowments and with more than 70 percent of the population engaged in agriculture, cannot feed itself. This background paper offers a critical assessment of the potential of regional trade and in…

Cooperative Water Governance for Climate Resilience: Are Institutional Arrangements in Southern Africa Fit for Purpose?

Water is a stress multiplier in Africa. Climate change and development decisions manifest in stressed water resources, while poor governance further undermines water security. Many of Africa’s water resources are shared by two or more countries, add…

Promoting Dialogue on South Africa's Regional Integration Role in Southern Africa

The main focus of the two public dialogues – “South Africa’s Corporate Expansion in Southern Africa”, and “Powerful Trade Unions: South African Drivers of Regional Economic Growth?” – interrogated the political economy of Southern Africa and discu…

The Implementation Gap of the Regional Integration Agenda in SADC

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), hosted a two-day policy advisory group seminar on the theme “The Implementation of the Regional Integration Agenda in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)”. The meeting brought together about 30…

Region Building and Peace building in Southern Africa

The Botswana seminar assessed key issues on region-building and peace building in Southern Africa, while analyzing South Africa's leadership role in the sub-region. Several recommendations resulted from the two day seminar on “Region-Building and Pe…

Region-building and Regional Integration in Africa

The following policy recommendations emerged from the Cape Town policy research seminar: Africa should rationalize the proliferation of regional economic communities on the continent. African governments should create dedicated ministries of economi…

South Africa in Southern Africa

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a policy advisory group seminar at Erinvale Estate, Western Cape, South Africa, from 19 to 20 November 2012 on “South Africa in Southern Africa”. The meeting focused on seven …

Regional Integration and Poverty: How do Southern Regionalisms Embed Norms and Practices of Social Development through Health Governance and Diplomacy?

Regional organisations are moving away from traditional market-based goals to embrace issues of welfare and social development, yet little is known what role, if any, regional organisations can play in policy formation that is conducive to embed a…

An Agenda for Civil Society: A Business Critique? Shaping South Africa's Region Building Role

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a one-day policy advisory group seminar at the Double Tree By Hilton Cape Town Hotel, on 20 October 2017, on the theme “An Agenda for Civil Society: A Business Critique? Sha…

The Impact of Trade Reforms on Employment and Welfare in ECOWAS Countries: The Case of Senegal

Disponible en français: L’impact des réformes commerciales sur l’emploi et le bien-être dans les pays de la CEDEAO Le cas du Sénégal. This study evaluates the impact of the ECOWAS-CET and the EPA on youth employment and on welfare in Senegal. The …

L'Impact des réformes commerciales sur l'emploi et le bien-être dans les pays de la CEDAO: Le cas du Sénégal / The Impact of Trade Reforms on Employment and Welfare in ECOWAS Countries: The Case of Senegal

This publication is also available in English. This study evaluates the impact of the ECOWAS-CET and the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) on youth employment and on welfare in Senegal. The analysis is conducted using the PEP- 1-1 model, which i…

Co-Mouvements économiques dans les Pays de la Zone CFA: une Analyse par le Modèle Factoriel Dynamique généralisé/ Economic Co-Movements in the CFA Zone Countries: an Analysis by the Generalized Dynamic Factorial Model

The purposeof this paper is to verify whether the economic and monetary integration policies developed under the CFA area create co-movements of business cycles of member countries. Indeed, the synchronization of business cycles is a result which ca…

The Implementation Gap of the Regional Integration Agenda in SADC / Seminar Report

This paper discussed the two-day policy advisory group seminar with the theme : “The Implementation Gap of the Regional Integration Agenda in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)”. The meeting brought together about 30 key policymakers,…

Region-Building and Peace-building in Southern Africa

This policy advisory group seminar was held in Botswana from 19 to 20 September 2015 and convened about 30 mostly African policymakers, scholars, and civil society actors. Senior officials attended from the Southern African Development Community (S…

Region-Building and Regional Integration in Africa

This policy research seminar convened about 30 leading practitioners, scholars, and civil society actors to consider region-building and regional integration processes in Africa. The seminar considered four key objectives: first, themes and concepts…

The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group and the European Union (EU)

The 79-member African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group was established in 1975 with the aim of partnering the European Economic Community, now the 28-member European Union (EU), to promote the sustainable development of countries in Africa, the C…

The African Union at Ten: Problems, Progress and Prospects

The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of post-independence pan-Africanism with the birth of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in May 1963. As the golden jubilee is celebrated, this report reflects on the hopes for an “African Renaissance” …

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