This policy review from UNU-WIDER discusses the vanguard of research into the impacts of climate change on economic development.
This report from the GIZ Center for Cooperation with the Private Sector outlines the strategic role that Corporate Social Responsbility can play in Africa's cumulative development.
This article presents fieldwork covering the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Mozambique and Somalia to show that assumptions derived from the classical social contract theorists frequently lead the international community astray as it attempts to rebuild these African states.
Steven Levitsky and Lucan A. Way explore the patronage dynamics in African politic and argue that institutionalized party patronage is an ineffective source of elite cohesion
The prospect of gaining carbon credits by acquiring land to implement REDD+ has caught the eye of the private sector. In many countries, including Papua New Guinea and Republic of Congo, there are reports of a carbon rush. In Mozambique, private investors have expressed an interest in acquiring more than 22 per cent of the country’s land for REDD+. But Mozambique, like many developing countries, is still in the early stages of preparing a REDD+ strategy. This briefing warns that encouraging private sector involvement before the country has the right policies and institutions in place to safeguard local environments and people risks undermining the potential of REDD+ for sustainable development.
This paper used budget documents from five sub-Saharan African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda) to analyse to examine actual expenditure in six key sectors central to social and economic development: social protection, health, education, water and sanitation, agriculture and infrastructure.
This handbook represents a one-of-a-kind operational resource for field practitioners and government policy makers to guide them in making better-informed decisions about the nature of contracting out, and to assess the options available to them when deciding whether to externalise certain services.