Expert Views on Africa development
South-South Cooperation in aid, trade and FDI? A closer look at the economic engagement footprint of rising powers in Africa
What do the activities of Chinese businesses in Angola, Brazilian state agencies in Mozambique and Indian exporters in South Africa have in common? For one thing, they all might be seen to represent the trend of (re-)growing linkages between African, Asian and Latin American countries.
Epicenters: Do Everything At Once
How can resource-poor countries in Africa provide these services – reliably and affordably – in remote rural areas? And how can the deeply entrenched gender barriers that hold women back be transformed?
How Africa can feed itself in the face of climate change
Climate change predictions show a very bleak future for Africa. Funding for adaptation should be on the global agenda.
Tanzania has shown how civil society can contribute to economic justice
By asking the right questions, citizens can help to fight poverty, promote transparency and reinforce social and economic rights
Are BRICS any use for rebuilding the collapsing global financial architecture?
In its most recent world public opinion survey, the Pew Research Centre found that ‘international financial instability’ is considered a major threat by 52 percent of those polled was a close second, after climate change at 54 percent).
BRICS in Africa: prizes and pitfalls of building a new global order
Brics' rhetoric of 'win-win' globalisation masks huge and deepening power inequalities in new scramble for Africa.
How stronger land use rights can curb global hunger
In many developing countries, farmers till plots without the government or traditional leaders formally recognizing their right to the land. But without formal land rights, those tilling the soil can be vulnerable to large-scale land acquisitions — sometimes dismissively called land grabs — without their knowledge or consent. Investors often lease or buy large swaths of land for agricultural production, oil exploration or other uses.
What’s really causing water scarcity in Africa south of the Sahara?
The theme of World Water Week 2013 (September 1-6) is “Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships.” Today, we highlight key research that looks at investment strategies for overcoming physical and economic limitations to water security.
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