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|Africa Capacity Report 2019: Fostering Transformative Leadership for Africa’s Development|
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and Published By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in 1-Mar-2019 in English language
The Africa Capacity Report 2019 (ACR 2019), with Foreword authored by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and chair of the African Union until this January 2019, provides a snapshot of leadership capacity in Africa based on independent survey data from over 46 African countries. ACR 2019 addresses the capacity dimensions of transformative leadership both in public and private sectors. It looks at the major elements of transformative leadership in Africa, highlights the leadership capacity gaps related to achieving sustainable development on the continent, and identifies&...
|Bolsonaro and the BRICS: Bull in a china shop?|
Working Paper, Created By Prinsloo, Cyril published in 1-Apr-2019 in English language
|Le Rapport sur les Capacités en Afrique 2019 (RICA 2019) Encourager le leadership transformateur pour le développement de l’Afrique|
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and Published By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) published in Mar-2019 in French language
|Hansard Report, 2nd Ordinary Session of the 5th Parliament|
Created By Pan African Parliament and Published By Pan African Parliament published in May-2019
|Hansard Report, 3rd Ordinary Plenary Session of the Fifth Parliament|
Created By Pan African Parliament and Published By Pan African Parliament published in Oct-2019 in English; Swahili; Spanish; French; Arabic; Potuguese language
|Land tenure dynamics in East Africa : changing practices and rights to land|
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Otto, Opira; Isinika, Aida; Musahara, Herman; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 2019
Agriculture remains the main source of livelihood for most rural people in East Africa. Farming is dominated by smallholders, of whom the majority are women. Their tenure and access to land is important for reducing rural poverty, enhancing food security and stimulating agricultural development. Secure tenure represents one of the most critical challenges to the development of sustainable agriculture in the region. In an effort to understand the land question and its variation across the region, this book analyses the land reforms, their context and dynamics....
|Risks and challenges of debt-financed development : roots and causes of the rising debt levels in Africa|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Levin, Jörgen and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Research Unit; Uppsala published in 2019
As public debts are increasing in many African countries, we see a new type of debt distress, where short-term commercial loans and bonds have replaced some of the long-term multi- and bilateral loans. This policy note highlights two topical questions: what lies behind increasing levels of debt in Africa, and what are the challenges when financing development projects through loans? Policy recommendations (in short): Debt transparency Better maturity matching Balance revenues and costs Prioritise investment projects and beware of white elephants Reject pro-cyclical fiscal...
|The Ethiopia-Eritrea Rapprochement : Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Bereketeab, Redie and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Research Unit; Uppsala published in 2019
This book examines the Ethiopia–Eritrea rapprochement and asks whether it might lead to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa. The Algiers Agreement (2000) that was mediated by the international community – the UN, OAU, EU and USA (the same parties that also served as witnesses and guarantors) – was supposed to be final and binding. But when the Eritrea–Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) published its verdict, Ethiopia rejected it on the grounds that it awarded Badme, the flashpoint of the war, to Eritrea. The witnesses and guarantors, abdica...
|Land consolidation, canals and apps : reshaping agriculture in Ethiopia|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Beyene, Atakilte and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Research Unit; Uppsala published in 2019
Over the last 15 years, Ethiopia has seen remarkable economic growth. The agricultural sector is part of this growth, but its proportional contribution to the overall economy has gone down. There is an urgent need to transform Ethiopian agriculture, not least when it comes to the inefficient land laws that impede young people from investing in farmland. This policy note identifies the structural problems that constrain such a transformation and gives recommendations on how they can be addressed.
|Rainbows, pythons and waterfalls : heritage, poverty and sacrifice among the Busoga, Uganda|
Book; book; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Oestigaard, Terje and Published By Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History; Uppsala published in 2019
Cultural and natural heritage is a fundamental part of society and crucial in any development process; yet because of the complexity, it has proved difficult to incorporate culture and tradition in actual policy practice. Here the rich heritage of the Busoga is explored, using the water cosmology at the Itanda Falls in Uganda, with a specific emphasis on a rainmaking ritual and sacrifice to the rain-god during a drought. While rainmaking rituals cannot mitigate climate change in the modern world, and while fewer and fewer people believe in the...