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In the quest for Economic Growth in Africa who is getting left behind and why?

A new project from the Institute of Development Studies, entitled "Diverse Voices 2012" recently brought together three small groups in Malawi, Ethiopia and Kenya to discuss the issues and events of most importance to the vulnerable in these societies. The groups were a forum for some of those whose opinions have not had an equal chance of reaching lawmakers, practitioners, researchers and journalists. As a result, Diverse Voices is hosting a Global Debate on 7th June 2012. The focus will be the question that these groups felt most needed answering - In the quest for Economic Growth in Africa who is getting left behind and why?

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Therapeutic feeding programme coverage assessment report Wadela woreda, North Wollo zone, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia
Ethiopian Public Health Institute, 2010
Ethiopia has one of the highest under-five mortality rates, with malnutrition contributing to more than half of all child deaths. The 2005 Demographic and Health Survey revealed that, even when humanitarian requirements are at their l...
Islands drifting apart?: a comparative analysis of the socio-econmic experience of Rodrigues and Mauritius
G.D. Joomun; B. Dulani / Afrobarometer, 2013
While citizens of the main island of Mauritius have benefitted from the economic growth of recent years, the economy on the island of Rodrigues continues to be heavily reliant on agriculture, fishing and a small tourism industry. This...
Assessment of Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) in Womberma and Burie Districts, West Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia
Ethiopian Public Health Institute, 2010
The objective of this study is to assess the situation of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) by conducting clinical examination for goiter, urinary iodide level determination, assessment of goiterogenic factors and availability of ioda...
Urban management: the redevelopment of the Mitchells plain town centre
Urban LandMark, 2011
Mitchells Plain is about 20km from the Cape Town city centre. It was built in the 1970s as a township for people classified as ‘Coloured’, who were forcibly removed from areas that had been declared ‘whites only&rsqu...
Township renewal: Kwamashu case study
Urban LandMark, 2011
The restructuring of local government in South Africa began in the mid-1990s. A number of smaller local councils in the greater Durban area were amalgamated into a single metropolitan municipality, and the boundaries of the city were ...
Improving urban management in township
Urban LandMark, 2011
Improving urban management is a crucial precondition for developing South African townships. While the urban management deficit in these areas has deep historical roots, an array of contemporary problems also needs to be overcome if i...
Popular attitudes toward democracy in Mauritius
G. Joomun; B. Dulani / Afrobarometer, 2013
Expert assessments of democracy have always rated Mauritius as a paragon of democracy on the African continent. This briefing paper uses the results of an Afrobarometer survey to find out whether ordinary Mauritians agree with this as...
Packaging township development projects
Urban LandMark, 2011
There are no simple solutions for leveraging the project inputs required for the success of township development projects. In most cases, such projects require long planning and implementation periods, the involvement of numerous agen...
What can Africa learn from China's experience in agricultural development
Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa, 2014
Recently there has been a growing interest in China’s rapid economic growth, particularly concerning the role of agriculture and its impact on poverty reduction. While China and Africa havedeveloped their agricultural sectors un...
China’s industrialization: overview – implications for Africa’s industrialization
L. Xiaoyun / Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa, 2014
Within a span of some six decades, especially the three decades after reform and opening up, China has been basically transformed from a traditional agricultural country to a modern industrialised state. Despite this great achievement...
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