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|Regional economic policy under crisis conditions : the case of the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC)|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Thompson, Carol B. and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 1986
|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 ...
|The development dimension or disillusion : The EU's development policy goals and the Economic Partnership Agreements|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Stocchetti, Marikki and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
The EU and the ACP countries aim to conclude the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) by the end of December 2007. All parties agree that these trading arrangements are meant to be first and foremost “development instruments”. However, their positions differ greatly on how the EPAs will impact on theultimate goal of poverty reduction. In this policy note Marikki Stocchetti addresses the key issues of this disagreement.
|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 radical motherhood : Namibian women's independence struggle|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Soiri, Iina and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 1996
The study analyses why and how the Ovambo women in northern Namibia participated in the struggle which led to the independent Namibia. The study also examines the changes in women's lives caused by the arrival of Christianity, colonialism, the cash economy and modern values.
|War in Mali : Background study and annotated bibliography. July 2012 - March 2013|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Lindberg, Emy and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation published in 2013
Not long ago, Mali was considered a beacon of stability and a model of democratic evolution in West Africa. The country then experienced a military coup in the capital in March 2012, followed by the usual post-coup volatility and uncertainty. In the immediate aftermath of the coup, armed insurgents swiftly took over half the country. It did not take long to dismantle a country that on the paper appeared to be functioning, stable and democratic. French troops intervened in the conflict in the north. Yet even if this intervention put a...
|Labour, inequality and calls for representative police|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Forster-Towne, Claudia and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet published in 2013
|Sexual abuse survivors and the complex of traditional healing : (G)local prospects in the aftermath of an African war|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Utas, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2009
In its efforts to assist post-conflict societies in africa the international aid community has acitvely promoted projects of psycho-social healing among people traumatized during wars and violent conflict. To a large degree these projects have been established in the tradtion of Western psychology. More recently, however, it has been realized in order to help survivors of war effectivley it is necessary to adapt projects and enhance “local” psycho-social healing. This policy report locates the structures – with local legitimacy – that are available to young peop...
|Why South Sudan conflict is proving intractable : Ugandan forces and lack of international commitment two reasons|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Bereketeab, Redie and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2015
In December 2013 war broke out in South Sudan as a result of the power struggle between President Salva Kiir and the ex-vice president Riek Machar. Violence from both sides led to massacres and millions of displaced persons. Agreements to end hostilities have so far been violated. A sustainable peace calls for Ugandan forces to leave South Sudan. The political parties have to reform and be a part of national reconciliation instead of fighting one another.
|Natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa : assets and vulnerabilities|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Holmberg, Johan and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2008
Africa is rich in oil and mineral resources, but has severe shortages of water and suffers from an accelerating pressure on its arable land and forests. Climate change is expected to cause major problems for African populations with increase of water stress and severely compromised agricultural production. Local food supplies will be negatively affected and, towards the end of the 21st century, sea-level rise will affect low-lying coastal areas. The report argues that the poorest countries are most vulnerable to climate change and that Africa is particularl...