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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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Researching the political economy determinants of economic growth: a new conceptual and methodological approach
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2014
The large existing literature on the determinants of economic growth has traditionally focused on understanding its proximate determinants, with an increasing interest in the role of institutions. A very recent literature now recognis...
Governance and inequality: benchmarking and interpreting South Africa’s evolving political settlement
B. Levy; A. Hirsch; I. Woolard / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2015
Has South Africa’s political settlement provided a constructive platform for successfully addressing the country’s deep-seated economic challenges in an inclusive way? The current paper addresses this questions, and re-exa...
Thinking about the politics of inclusive development: towards a relational approach
S. Hickey / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2013
This paper indicates that a range of conceptual approaches have recently emerged within international development literature that seek to capture the specific ways in which politics shapes development. The paper critically assesses wh...
Escaping the repertoire of election crisis: prospects and challenges of the evolving infrastructure for peace in Côte d’Ivoire
L. Mawuenya Amedzrator; M. Abdallah / Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre, 2015
As a conflict prevention and management tool, national peace infrastructures have largely contributed to peace and security in countries where they have been established and adopted. This paper focuses on the emerging infrastructure f...
The center can hold: towards a regional approach to combating West Africa’s terrorists
N. Salihu / Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre, 2015
Terrorist activities have assumed an alarming dimension in several West African countries. Various measures by states and international actors have achieved minimal success in the fight against terrorists. This brief calls for ...
The G-20 tax agenda and Africa’s taxation needs
T. Fundira / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
The rapid growth of the global economy in recent years has meant that international tax laws have not kept pace with changes in the global business environment, with the consequence that multinational corporations (MNCs) are not neces...
Rural advisory services: What works? A synthesis on innovative approaches for benefiting and empowering farmers
World Agroforestry Centre, 2015
This paper presents an assessment of four types of Rural Advisory Services with two examples – from Africa and Southeast Asia – of successful agroforestry extension programs. The four types are: a) Farmer-to-farmer ...
Benefits of a green economy transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa
N. Harrison; M. Smith; B. Chatré / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, 2015
This paper explores the relevance, potential benefits and key arguments for countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to pursue inclusive green growth to achieve sustainable development. It begins by outlining the development chall...
Annotated bibliography on developmental states, political settlements and citizenship formation: towards increased state capacity and legitimacy?
L. Routley / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2012
Policymakers and academics agree that an effective state is the foundation for inclusive development, whilst also recognising the critical role of non-state actors in the delivery of goods and services to poor people. This compilation...
Land grabbing under the Cover of Law: Are BRICS-South relationships any different?
T. Ferrando / Transnational Institute, 2014
There is a general consensus among academics, politicians and social movements, that BRICS as ‘new donors’ are increasing both their quantitative and qualitative role in defining what is considered to be ‘the world e...
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