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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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Emerging economies as sources of investment and appropriate technology: evidence from India
S Chaturvedi / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2008
The BICS countries (Brazil, India, China, and South Africa) have developed strong linkages with fellow developing countries in the realms of trade, investment and technology. This paper analyses the major trends in India’s linka...
Rise of BICS and the world economy implications of india’s recent expansion on developing countries
S.K Mohanty / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2008
The rise of emerging countries has caused a profound impact on the balance of economic powers in the global economy. With the upsurge of the emerging economies, global disparity between countries has not only been reduced but many of ...
Efficiency gains from liberalizing labor mobility
F. Docquier; J. Machado; K. Sekkat / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
The relation between cross-country labour mobility and world GDP needs further study. This paper investigates the effect of a complete liberalisation of international labour mobility on the allocation of the world labour force, world ...
Exchange rate regimes for post-conflict recovery
I. Elbadawi; R. Soto / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
The economic agenda for post-conflict transition has been dominated by issues of aid effectiveness. This paper argues that the received literature has largely ignored the important issue of what constitutes an optimal exchange rate an...
Being similar, different, and coexistent
J. Malan / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2011
Remarkably meaningful sayings that have emerged out of real life in Africa highlight our inherent interrelatedness as fellow human beings. In the life situations where we happen to find ourselves, there are similarities that bind us t...
Mediating a convoluted conflict: South Africa’s approach to the inter-party negotiations in Zimbabwe
L. Mhandara; A. Pooe / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2013
In the late 1990s, Zimbabwe became trapped in a ditch of multifaceted crises that were pronounced in the contest for political power between the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and the opposition Movem...
Can Britain break with its colonial past? A critique of the British government’s and British extractive companies’ role in Africa
C. Kabemba / Southern African Resource Watch, 2014
There is no doubt the corporate governance and the social responsibility of British companies are major issues of public debate in Africa, given Britain’s significant role both now and in the past in the extractive sec...
Increasing African agency in the design of Performance Based Financing
EQUINET: Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa, 2014
Billions of dollars are channelled each year to African governments by external funders, from global institutions such as the World Bank and Global Fund to support health systems. Much of the money is provided in the form of “Pe...
Health Centre Committees as a vehicle for social participation in health systems in east and southern Africa
EQUINET: Network for Equity in Health in Southern Africa, 2014
The adoption of primary health care (PHC) in all east and Southern African (ESA) countries means that public participation is central to the design and implementation of health systems. One mechanism for this is through Health Centre ...
Inequality, unemployment and poverty in South Africa
F. Tregenna; M. Tsela / Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2008
It is well-known that the levels of both inequality and unemployment in South Africa are amongst the highest in the world. While some relationship between inequality and unemployment would be expected, it is unclear a priori quite how...
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