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Generating Plausible Crop Distribution and Performance Maps for Sub-Saharan Africa Using a Spatially Disaggregated Data Fusion and Optimization Approach

"Agricultural production statistics reported at country or sub-national geopolitical scales are used in a wide range of economic analyses, and spatially explicit(geo-referenced) production data are increasingly needed to support improved approache...

Exploring the Role of Climate Science in Supporting Long Term Adaptation and Decision Making in Sub Saharan Africa

"Africa faces considerable challenges in adapting to the long-term impacts of climate change. Policy-makers not only have to contend with projected changes to the region’s climate, but also high vulnerability to existing climate variability and lo...

Paradigms, Processes and Practicalities of Land Reform in Post-conflict Sub-Saharan Africa

"This chapter will examine the paradigms and processes involved in drafting or reforming land policies and laws in two very different African countries: Eritrea and Zimbabwe. Whereas Rwanda, Burundi and some parts of north-eastern DRC have very h...

Challenges of Energy Poverty in Sub Saharan Africa

"This study analyzed the determinants of electricity access in developing countries and, particularly examined why Sub Saharan Africa has been relatively unsuccessful in providing electricity to its population, despite reforms in the electricity s...

Attaining to Vulnerability to HIV and AIDS in Food Insecure Settings in Sub-Saharan Africa

This report is a combination of rapid assessments conducted in 4 countries (Ethiopia, Burundi, Mozambique and Uganda) on “A status analysis on community vulnerability to the effects of HIV and AIDS in food insecure settings”. ACORD undertook an i...

Joining Hands Integrating Gender and HIV/AIDS: Report of an ACORD Project using Stepping Stones in Angola, Tanzania and Uganda

There is a need for everyone – men, women, parents, children, households and communities – to join hands in addressing the immediate needs of those already infected with HIV/AIDS. This disease continues to attack an ever growing proportion of gir...

Multilateral Economic Development Efforts in Sub Saharan Africa

One can divide the world fairly easily into areas of wealth and poverty. In recent decades – there has been a concerted attempt by wealthier nations to assist poorer nations in becoming more prosperous. Starting with the Bretton Woods institutio...

Engaging Youth in Climate-Smart Agriculture

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has a unique population profile, with 44% of its population under the age of 15 in 2006, making it the youngest region of the world. Agriculture employs 65% of Africa’s labour force and accounts for 32% of gross domestic p...

Macroeconomic Impact of Capital Flight in Sub-Saharan Africa

"This paper assesses the impact of capital flight on growth in thirty-one sub-Saharan African countries. It first considers the “macro fundamentals” hypothesis that capital flight would be lower in a country whose government adhered to “sound” mac...

Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa Taking Stock of the Evidence and Knowledge Gaps

"Youth employment is a pressing challenge throughout sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) today. With a median age of only 24 projected by 2050, the UN estimates that Africa’s 15-24 year-old age group will swell by about six million each year for the next d...

Do Tax Structures Optimize Private Fixed Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa? A Data Envelopment Analysis

"The paper discovers a tax structure that optimizes Private Fixed Investments (PFI) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It applies Data Envelopment Analysis technique to drive a country-by-country and a year-on-year PFI efficiency scores (for each of th...

Understanding the Total Factor Productivity Shortfall in Sub-Saharan Africa

"Some argue that Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is unique and the fundamental policies and institutions that govern income or productivity variation across countries do not explain the total factor productivity (TFP) shortfall within SSA. This study put...

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