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ACR2012 English.pdf.jpgAfrica Capacity Indicators 2012 : Capacity Development for Agricultural Transformation and Food Security
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and Published By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Jan-2012 in English language
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 and Published By African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights published in 5-Oct-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) and Published 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...
Inequality and Identity : Causes of War?
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Holmqvist, Göran and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration published in 2012
In this paper, four theories on the causes of civil war are reviewed. One theory, associated with Paul Collier, emphasises feasibility over factors related to grievance. A second theory, espoused by Frances Stewart, focuses on the role of horizontal inequalities. The third theory, identified with William Zartman, highlights the different roles “need, creed and greed” factors play in various phases of a conflict. And the fourth theory, associated with the World Bank /World Development Report 2011, points out “commitment” problems leading to institutional failures ...
Self-Determination and Secessionism in Somaliland and South Sudan : Challenges to Postcolonial State-building
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Bereketeab, Redie and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2012
This paper analyses the notion of self-determination and secession by adopting acomparative perspective on two case studies, namely Somaliland and South Sudan. Somaliland declared its independence in 1991 following the collapse of the Somali state. Since then, Somaliland has been making relentless efforts to secure recognition from the international community. South Sudan successfully negotiated the right to exerciseself-determination, a right that was formalised in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed between the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudan People’s...
Market-based and Rights-based Approaches to the Informal Economy : A comparative analysis of the policy implications
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Vainio, Antti and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Urban Dynamics; Uppsala published in 2012
This Policy Dialogue compares two very different conceptions of the informal economy that are prominent internationally: a market-based approach and a rights-based approach. It reflects upon the policy implications of adopting one perspective or the other, and argues that the terms ‘entrepreneur’ and ‘worker’ are often ideologically charged rather than a reflection of the structural positions of the ‘informals’. The paper is critical of a market-based perspective and of the related notion of informal entrepreneurs, as these may lead to policy recommendations that undermin...
Electoral Violence in Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Adolfo, Eldridge Vigil; Söderberg Kovacs, Mimmi; Nyström, Daniel; Utas, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2012
In the time period 2012–2013, over 20 national elections and two constitutional referendums are scheduled in Africa. In several of these elections, violence is anticipated to play a prominent role. There is great urgency to support the establishment of effective and legitimate electoral institutions and electoral frameworks; institute reforms aimed at lowering the stakes of elections; encourage the devolution of powers; improve the socio-economic standing of the populace; and devise strategies to prevent and manage electoral violence.
When everything depends on the rain : Drought, rain-fed agriculture and food security
Article in journal; article; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Oestigaard, Terje and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources; Uppsala, Sweden published in 2012
Under the cover of partnership
Article in journal; article; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Åkesson, Lisa and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration; Uppsala, Sweden published in 2012
'Legal Empowerment of the Poor' versus 'Right to the City' : Implications for access to housing in urban Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Vogiazides, Louisa and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Urban Dynamics; Uppsala published in 2012
The challenge of urban deprivation and exclusion in the urban South has given rise to varied and shifting policies and ideas. Two sets of ideas have gained great currency in recent years in international policy and academic circles. The Legal Empowerment of the Poor approach, rooted in neoliberal thinking, focuses on the legal rights of the urban poor as the means to secure access to basic services and needs. The Right to the City perspective, on the other hand, stresses issues of citizenship and the appropriation and uses of urban space...