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HIV among MSM in the Middle East and North Africa
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C. Stowers / Panos Pictures
Men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionately higher burden of HIV infection than the general population. The objective of this review is to demonstrate the evidence on the epidemiology of HIV among MSM in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The paper notes that MSM in the MENA are a largely hidden population because of a prevailing stigma towards this type of sexual behaviour, thereby limiting the ability to assess infection transmission patterns among them.

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Hard times: the world economic crisis and emerging capacity challenges fo Africa
G. Kararach / African Capacity Building Foundation, 2010
The world economy has changed significantly in recent times. With greater financial globalisation, there emerged a mistaken perception that 'fathomless' capital was a pattern of this 'new world'. It soon became apparent that the recen...
The last golden land? Chinese private companies go to Africa
J. Gu / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2012
A new dynamic presence is spreading rapidly and widely across Africa: that of Chinese private enterprises. For these firms, Africa is ‘the last golden land’ of economic opportunity. Based on the most extensive survey to da...
Regionalism and economic integration in Africa: a conceptual and theoretical perspective
D. Sakyi; E.E.O. Opoku / African Capacity Building Foundation, 2014
A well-established strand of the literature on regionalism and economic integration has made clear that economic, geopolitical, and socio-cultural relationships across the globe, for which Africa is no exception, have been changing ra...
Chinese agriculture development cooperation in Africa: narratives and politics
L. Buckley / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2013
Chinese agriculture engagements are redefining the 'aid‘ landscape, moving from a paradigm of development assistance to one of development cooperation mixed with investment. China‘s leadership asserts that this approach in...
Tales of shit: community-led total sanitation in Africa
P. Bongartz / International Institute for Environment and Development, 2010
This particular issue of Participatory Learning and Action focuses on community-led total sanitation (CLTS) in Africa.  After its successful introduction in Asia, CLTS was piloted in some countries in sub-Saharan Afri...
Higher education and economic growth in Africa (2006)
K. Gyimah-Brempong; O. Paddison; W. Mitiku / Journal of Development Studies, 2006
This paper uses panel data over the 1960–2000 period, a modified neoclassical growth equation, and a dynamic panel estimator to investigate the effect of higher education human capital on economic growth in African countries. ...
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N. Cloete / Centre for Higher Education Transformation, 2001
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How Brazil’s agrarian dynamics shape development cooperation in Africa
F.M. Pierri / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2013
This article shows how Brazil’s history of agrarian dynamics shapes development cooperation. In particular, Brazil’s dualistic agrarian structure frames policy discourse, and shapes development cooperation thinking and pra...
Brazil-Africa agricultural cooperation encounters: drivers, narratives and imaginaries of Africa and development
L. Cabral; A. Shankland; A. Favareto; A.C. Vaz / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2013
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Africa capacity report 2014: capacity imperatives for regional integration in Africa
African Capacity Building Foundation, 2014
The Africa Capacity Report (ACR) and its supporting indicators offer inputs for decisions on what to finance to develop capacity. Most countries are doing well on their policy environments and having processes in place to implement po...
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