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Improving infrastructure finance for Low-Income Countries: recommendations for the ADF
C. Markowitz / Global Economic Governance Africa 2016
Low-income countries (LICs) in sub-Saharan Africa face a substantial infrastructure-financing gap. multi-lateral development banks (MLDBs) have traditionally played an important role in mobilising finance for infrastructure in LIcs, b...
Climate change and state fragility in the Sahel
A. Crawford / Fride 2015
Many climate experts agree that the Sahel is a key hotspot for global climate change. Throughout the region, higher temperatures, increasingly variable rainfall, and more frequent droughts and storms will interact with high le...
Africa’s climate: Helping decision‑makers make sense of climate information
Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2016
African decision-makers need reliable, accessible, and trustworthy information about the continent’s climate, and how this climate might change in future, if they are to plan appropriately to meet the region’s development ch...
Social Protection for Sustainable Development: dialogues between Africa and Brazil
World Centre for Sustainable Development / RIO+ Centre 2016
Over the last few decades, Latin American countries have experienced a boom in social protection policies. This increase has been fuelled by the expansion of fiscal space as the result of steady economic growth. While many of these co...
Do Africans still want democracy?
R. Mattes; M. Bratton / Afrobarometer 2016
More than half of all Africans today live in functioning multi-party electoral democracies that are demonstrably freer than the military or one-party regimes that previously dominated the continent. At the same time, the post-1990 gai...
Silencing the guns: terrorism, mediation and non-state armed groups
African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2016
On 21–22 October 2015, the African Union (AU), in collaboration with the Government of Namibia, hosted the Sixth AU High-level Retreat of Special Convened under the theme of “Terrorism, mediation and non-state armed groups&#...
A new vision for weather and climate services in Africa
United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2016
The collection, analysis and distribution of reliable weather, water and climate information - collectively referred to as hydromet services—has the potential to greatly benefit efforts by African nations to reduce poverty, build...
Enhancing the climate resilience of Africa's infrastructure: the roads and bridges sector
2016
Roads are a key asset for Africa. They connect villages to economic centers, people to hospitals, children to schools and goods to markets facilitating trade. This report examines the implications of climate change for Africa’s r...
The State of African Cities 2014: re-imagining sustainable urban transitions urban transitions
United Nations Human Settlements Programme 2014
The overarching challenge for Africa in the decades to come is massive population growth in a context of wide-spread poverty that, in combination, generate complex and inter-related threats to the human habitat. The ...
China’s African infrastructure projects: a tool in reshaping global norms
R. du Plessis / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
The resilience of China’s investments in African infrastructure has been called into question in the light of its own economic slowdown. The substantial reduction in Chinese demand for African commodities has resulted in ...
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