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ACR2011 English.pdf.jpgAfrica Capacity Indicators 2011: Capacity Development in Fragile States
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2011 in English language .
The publication, examines the visible capacity development needs of countries, as well as the underlying historical, political, economic, cultural, and societal elements that contributed to their current state of achievement. The publication also investigates the factors complicating efforts to address conflict and fragility problems of countries. This report covers 34 countries and focuses on the challenges of capacity development in fragile environments.
ACR2012 English.pdf.jpgAfrica Capacity Indicators 2012 : Capacity Development for Agricultural Transformation and Food Security
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2012 in English language .
ACR2012 English.pdf.jpgAfrica Capacity Indicators 2012 : Capacity Development for Agricultural Transformation and Food Security
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2012 in English language .
A core message in the 2012 ACI Report is that improving the productivity and the economic returns of agriculture has immediate effects on poverty and hunger in at least three important ways: a) it increases the productivity and incomes of the majority of Africa’s poor, who work primarily in agriculture; b) it reduces food prices, which affect real incomes and poverty in urban areas; and, c) it generates important spillovers to the rest of the economy. Yet, countries need capacities of all kinds to make these productivity improvements and secu...
African Court Practice Directions to Guide Potential Litigants En.pdf.jpgAfrican Court Practice Directions to Guide Potential Litigants
Created By African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights published in 5-Oct-2012 in English language .
Jobless Econonmic Growth.pdf.jpgJOBLESS ECONOMIC GROWTH: LESSONS FROM AFRICA
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2013 in English language .
Following the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, economic growth has eluded many countries. Africa, on the other hand, is projected to host seven of the ten fastest growing economies in the period from 2011-2012. It has long been understood that high economic growth is a prerequisite for job creation, causing analysts to worry about the projected low global growth scenario and its implications for economies that have either high or stubborn levels of unemployment. However, long run comparisons across Africa have shown differential performance, with some countrie...
Occasional Paper 20 English.pdf.jpgTHE RETENTION OF HIGHLY SKILLED RETURNEES IN MOZAMBIQUE: An Institutional Approach
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2013 in English language .
This research combines Institutional Rational Choice (IRC), the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework, Return Migration theories and International Development theories to understand how Mozambican highly skilled returnees (HSRs) interact with the institutional setting in the home country while pursuing their personal aspirations. Institutional setting in this context is defined as a multidimensional space of factors – institutions plus other contextual variables co-evolving as they interact with each other – in which HSRs try to mobilize resources over time towards thei...
ACR2013 English.pdf.jpgAfrica Capacity Indicators 2013: Capacity Development For Natural Resource Management
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2013 in English language .
The 2013 Report is the third in a series, focuses on an issue of great importance to Africa: natural resource management. The Report is holistic, yet focused on what African countries need to do individually and collectively to achieve effective management and good governance of the continent's vast natural resource wealth. The discussion covers both renewable and non-renewable endowments,with specific focusonforests, land, water, solid minerals,andpetroleum resources.The Report offers analysis of the critical perspectives and contemporary academic and policy debates on the nat...
Women in Agriculture.pdf.jpgWomen in Agriculture: An Assessment of the Current State of Affairs in Africa
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2013 in English language .
Agriculture continues to loom large in the development possibilities in Africa. It is therefore not surprising that global, continental, regional, and national governments have all embarked upon policy and institutional initiatives to address problems in agriculture so as to ensure that the sector makes its relevant contribution to the African development agenda. However, agriculture, like any economic activity, requires relevant resources and rewards for optimum performance. The availability of resources, particularly, human resources, is only a necessary condition to the development&#...
ACR2014 English.pdf.jpgAfrica Capacity Report 2014: Capacity Imperatives for Regional Integration in Africa
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2014 in English language .
The Africa Capacity Report (ACR) and its supporting indicators offer inputs for decisions on what to finance to develop capacity. Most countries are doing well on their policy environments and having processes in place to implement policies. Countries are doing less well on achieving development results and least on capacity development outcomes. The Report and its indicators also point to the regulatory and institutional reforms needed to better support public–private partnerships in capacity investment and building—and to the investments needed to further strengthen pub...
DMS 008.pdf.jpgADDRESSING AFRICA’S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND FOOD SECURITY CRISIS: THE ROLE OF AFRICAN AGRICULTURE IN JOB CREATION
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2015 in English language .
Despite the abundance of agricultural resources, sub-Saharan Africa remains the world’s most food insecure region. HE Olusegun Obasanjo’s view is that there are many critical factors responsible for food insecurity in this region. They include undeveloped land tenure systems, high bank loan rates, inadequate availability of agricultural special banks, poor access to market information and prices, an unreliable market for farm produce and inadequate road network, transport and storage infrastructures for farm produce. There is also a lack of capacity for cooperative and va...
ACR2015 English.pdf.jpgThe Africa Capacity Report ACR 2015: Capacity Imperatives for Domestic Resource Mobilization in Africa
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2015 in English language .
The Africa Capacity Report (ACR) 2015 sends a very clear message: with official development assistance to Africa diminishing, the continent will have to rely more on mobilizing domestic resources if it is to implement its development agenda. The ACR 2015 shows that this is possible, with a good number of African countries providing practical success stories based on strategies and initiatives that can easily be adapted to other countries. However, the capacity gaps to generate savings and taxes from domestic resources and allocate them to economically and&#...
Digest French for web.pdf.jpgUn résumé des Traités, Conventions et Accords de lʼOUA-UA de 1963 à 2014
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2015 in French language .
Risk French for web 0718.pdf.jpgÉvaluation des risques internes et externes liés à la mise en oeuvre de L'Agenda 2063 de L'Union africaine
Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2015 in French language .
Risks ENG.pdf.jpgAssessment of Internal and External Risks Associated with the Implementation of the African Union's Agenda 2063
Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2015 in English language .
This study examines the risk factors—internal and external to Africa— that could compromise Agenda 2063’s vision, transformation framework, and planning programme over the next five decades. The analysis of these risk factors is accompanied by considerations of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that could shape each of the seven aspirations of Agenda 2063. While there might be elements of force majeure (as with climate change and natural disasters), we argue that many risk factors are embedded as inherent structural features across Africa but are&#...
Digest ENG.pdf.jpgA Digest of OAU-AU Treaties, Conventions, and Agreements, 1963 to 2014
Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2015 in English language .
The preparation of this Digest was commissioned by the African Capacity Building Foundation to highlight the progress or otherwise in ratifying major treaties, conventions, and agreements of the Organisation of African Unity and its successor, the African Union. The aim is to stimulate thinking about the need to fast-track ratification to give momentum to the process of regional cooperation and regional integration, which the two organisations have, since 1963, set out to achieve. The digest includes all major instruments of the OAU and AU. Each of them...
APSA Roadmap.pdf.jpgAPSA Roadmap 2016-2020
Book/Monograph, Created By Peace & Security Department published in Dec-2015 in English language .
In line with the Solemn Declaration on the 50th Anniversary of the Organization of African Unity/African Union of the African Heads of State and Government, that was adopted at the meeting of the AU Assembly on 25 May 2013, and in order to substantially contribute to achieving the goals of the AU initiative on "Silencing of the Guns: Pre-requisites for realising a conflict-free Africa by the year 2020", the "APSA Roadmap 2016-2020" is a strategic document, which builds on the achievements and challenges resulting from the implementa...
RECs FRENCH.pdf.jpgÉtude sur les besoins en capacités des Communautés Économiques Régionales d'Afrique et stratégies pour y faire face
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2016 in French language .
Competences techniques essentielles French.pdf.jpgAFRICAN UNION AGENDA 2063 Compétences techniques essentielles pour l’Afrique Dimensions des capacités clés nécessaires pour les 10 premières années de l’Agenda 2063
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2016 in French language .
DMS 009 English.pdf.jpgTHE ROLE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) IN AFRICA’S SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT: UNDERSTANDING THE CAPACITY CHALLENGES
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2016 in English language .
This ACBF’s 9th development memoir features Right Honorable Saulos Klaus Chilima (PhD), vice president of the Republic of Malawi. In this series, he shares his memoirs, insights, and experience on The role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa’s sustainable and inclusive development: Understanding the capacity challenges. Malawi, like other landlocked countries in Africa, faces additional challenges in connecting to high-speed undersea internet cables like the East African Submarine Cable System and the East African Marine System. But the country has scor...
Occasional Paper 27 En.pdf.jpgPolicy and Institutional Dimensions of Africa's Political Economy in an Age of Globalization
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2016 in English language .
The advent of political independence allowed most Sub-Saharan countries to determine the appropriate mix of policies and institutions that would enable them to achieve rapid socioeconomic development. But experiences across the continent have so far yielded mixed results, and the search for an effective political economy model in the face of a rapidly globalizing world remains an ongoing challenge for most countries. In this study produced by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) Strategic Studies Project, we ask why some developing countries seem to be...