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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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Why state capacity matters for the post-2015 development agenda and how we should measure it
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2014
As the international community debates the post-2015 development goals, there is an increasing realisation that governance is fundamental. Recent research shows that the capacity of the state to deliver on a wide range of development ...
Advancing Africa’s position on global climate finance
B. Petrie / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
Unblocking the climate finance negotiations will unlock a new global agreement on climate change in Paris later this year. Developing countries need to see tangible commitment to providing the finance needed to combat t...
The challenge of stability and security in West Africa
M. Alexandre; V. Neelam; S. Mogaka / Agence française de développement, 2015
This book seeks to critically examine the challenges of fragility and security in West Africa, along with the factors of resilience. It seeks to investigate key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they impact...
Payment for environmental services: a promising tool for natural resources management in Africa
African Development Bank, 2015
This report focuses on Payment for Environmental Services (PES) as an approach to natural resources management (NRM) in Africa. It assesses the potential role of PES in promoting the sustainable management of natural resources ...
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...
Leveraging agriculture for nutrition in South Asia and East Africa: examining the enabling environment through stakeholder perceptions
S. Gillespie; M. van den Bold; J. Hodge / Food Security, 2015
South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are the two regions of the world with the highest concentration of undernutrition. The majority of the nutritionally vulnerable populations in both regions is dependent in some way upon agriculture as...
Preventive diplomacy and the AU Panel of the Wise in Africa’s electoral-related conflicts
R. Gerenge / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
In recent years a spate of electoral-related conflicts in Africa has made the quest for ‘peace’ predominate electoral processes, especially in situations that hold substantial threats to peace and stability. The post-Cold ...
Carbon intensification and poverty reduction in Kenya: lessons from the Kenya agricultural carbon project
T. Tennigkeit; K. Solymosi; M. Seebauer; B. Lager 2012
This paper focuses on the Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project, implemented by the NGO Vi Agroforestry, which is designing and implementing climate finance projects in the agricultural sector. It argues that this project is doing ...
Data: the next revolution for agriculture in ACP countries
C. Addison; I. Boto; L. Mofolo 2015
The information in this document was compiled as background reading material for the 40th Brussels Development Briefing on “Data Revolution”. It gives an overview of the emergence of new data sources and technologies (the ...
Open Data and Smallholder Food and Nutritional Security
A. Jellema; W. Meijninger; C. Addison / Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, 2015
This report aims to provide a better understanding of the actual impact of the open data movement on the food and nutrition security of smallholders and highlight the areas of potential unfilled opportunity. It identifies possible rel...
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