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|JOBLESS ECONOMIC GROWTH: LESSONS FROM AFRICA|
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF); Léautier, Frannie A.; Hanson, Kobena and Published 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...
|THE RETENTION OF HIGHLY SKILLED RETURNEES IN MOZAMBIQUE: An Institutional Approach|
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF); André Corrêa d'Almeida and Published 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...
|Africa Capacity Indicators 2013: Capacity Development For Natural Resource Management|
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and Published 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: An Assessment of the Current State of Affairs in Africa|
Book/Monograph, Created By African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF); Amenyah, Ivy Drafor; Puplampu, Korbla P. and Published 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...
|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
|Favouring a Demonised Plant : Khat and Ethiopian smallholder enterprises|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Gessesse, Dessie and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources; Uppsala published in 2013
Khat is a plant native to Ethiopia that has been consumed over several centuries as a mental and physical stimulant. This report outlines khat’s role as a source of livelihood. Khat, dubbed a social ill by many, is at the same time part and parcel of the livelihoods of many others. With consumption of the stimulant spreading to many parts of Africa, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, khat production has become a controversial global issue. In most European and North American countries khat is illegal. The debates so far focus...
Article in journal; article; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Adama, Onyanta and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Urban Dynamics; Uppsala published in 2013
|Exploring the post-Gaddafi Repercussions in the Sahel : Report from an experts’ workshop organised by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre and the Nordic Africa Institute with the support of the Australian Government, 28-29 June 2012|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Abdallah, Mustapha; Sapiano, Jenna; Okyere, Frank; Bentum, Doreen Ivy and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet published in 2013
|Suprastructure : A photo exhibition|
Book; book; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Trovalla, Ulrika; Trovalla, Erik and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Urban Dynamics; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Urban Dynamics published in 2013
The photo exhibition ’Suprastructure’ was first displayed at Museum Gustavianum in Uppsala between 17 November 2012 and 5 March 2013. It was digitally published in March 2013 as part of a research project entitled ‘Infrastructure as Divination: Urban Life in the Postcolony,’ financed by the Swedish Research Council. The scholars behind the exhibition, Ulrika and Erik Trovalla, are researchers in cultural anthropology and ethnology. They are based at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, and Uppsala University. Drawing on their photographs from the million city Jos...