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- The BLDS print collection
Browse all the latest print documents from the British Library of Development Studies...
- Empowering drylands women
- Drylands Development Centre, UNDP 2014
- The Integrated Drylands Development Programme (IDDP) is a global UNDP initiative to promote sustainable development in the drylands, and advance the implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. This topic brief highl...
- Are policy reforms enough to improve satisfaction with health care? Evidence from Benin
- R. Houessou / Afrobarometer 2015
- In 2009, the government of Benin embarked on a series of policy initiatives to increase public access to health services, especially for pregnant women, children under age 5, and the poor. While health coverage rates remained s...
- From natural resource dependence to diversified economies: an agenda for future research
- R. Harvey / South African Institute of International Affairs 2014
- This policy note aims to outline potential future directions for research on natural resource governance in Africa, with specific focus on the extraction of minerals and hydrocarbons. The document highlights that the correlatio...
- Co-operation in the South Atlantic Zone: amplifying the African agenda
- A. Lalbahadur; N. Grobbelaar; R.D. Plessisaf / South African Institute of International Affairs 2015
- South Africa’s foreign policy prioritises peaceful and sustainable growth in Africa by maximising its external engagements in increasingly strategic ways. This paper calls for South Africa to consider broadening its engagement w...
- Impact of climate change on Least Developed Countries: are the SDGs possible?
- H. Wright; S. Huq; J. Reeves / International Institute for Environment and Development 2015
- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will define the priorities of the UN’s development agenda beyond 2015. But the reality of climate change impacts will render these aspirational goals almost impossibly challenging for the...
- The limited promise of agricultural trade liberalization
- T.A Wise / Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2009
- It has become an article of faith in international trade negotiations that farmers in developing countries have much to gain from agricultural trade liberalisation. This paper assesses the evidence for such claims. It concludes that t...
- Too poor to care?: the salience of aids in Africa
- M.K. Justesen / Afrobarometer 2011
- Sub-Saharan Africa is the part of the world that is most severely affected by HIV/AIDS, yet surveys of attitudes to AIDS across African countries show that most people do not attach great importance to the issue. The current paper arg...
- The political participation of Africa’s youth: turnout, partisanship and protest
- D. Resnick; D. Casale / Afrobarometer 2011
- The youth have long represented an important constituency for electoral mobilisation in Africa, but very little is known about the political participation of Africa’s youth. The current paper focuses on different modes of politi...
- Exploiting the poor: bureaucratic corruption and poverty in Africa
- M.K. Justesen; C. Bjørnskov / Afrobarometer 2012
- Corruption is a major source of slow development in Africa. The current paper develops a model of the relationship between poverty and corruption, and utilises Afrobarometer survey data on 18 sub-Saharan African countries. The ...
- The uses of the Afrobarometer in policy planning, program design and evaluation
- C. Logan / Afrobarometer 2011
- Information on what the public wants has often been missing from the process of policy formulation in Africa. This discussion explores some specific ways in which Afrobarometer data can contribute to policy-making and implementation p...