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- Care policy brief on the need to focus on resilience to tackle the hunger and poverty crisis affecting the Sahel region of Africa
- P. Gubbels / CARE International 2015
- Every year, over 20 million people suffer from chronic hunger, and are trapped in a debt and hunger cycle from which they cannot escape. Substantial humanitarian and development action is required in 2016 and beyond, yet this crisis i...
- The urban-rural water interface: a preliminary study in Burkina Faso
- P. Newborne; J. Tucker / Overseas Development Institute 2015
- Decisions on water allocation and infrastructure lie at the heart of development planning in semi-arid lands. On paper, the laws and policies of Burkina Faso accord equal entitlement to drinking water for the residents of cities and t...
- Trillions gained and lost: estimating the magnitude of growth episodes
- L. Pritchett; K. Sen; S. Kar / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre 2013
- “Steady state” growth rates are bounded below by zero, and historical observation on the economically leading countries suggests 2% annum as an upper bound. However, the current paper indicates that the variance in decadal...
- Small-Quantity Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements, Regardless of Their Zinc Content, Increase Growth and Reduce the Prevalence of Stunting and Wasting in Young Burkinabe Children: A Cluster-Randomized Trial
- S. Hess; S. Abbeddou; E Yakes Jimenez / PLoS ONE 2015
- Small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements (SQ-LNS) are promising home fortification products, but the optimal zinc level needed to improve growth and reduce morbidity is uncertain. This study aims to assess the impact of ...
- The diffusion of health knowledge through social networks: an impact evaluation of health knowledge asymmetries on child health
- International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2014
- This research is embedded in a larger cluster-randomised control trial that aimed to evaluate the impact of Helen Keller International’s Enhanced Homestead Food Production (EHFP) model on the nutritional status of women and youn...
- Specialisation or diversification? Divergent perspectives on rice farming in three large dam-irrigated areas in the Sahel
- B. Guèye / International Institute for Environment and Development 2014
- This report is based on the main lessons and recommendations from three case studies analysing the strategies, aspirations and constraints of the various types of farmers living around the dams of Bagré (Burkina Faso), Sé...
- Maternal health care utilization in Nairobi and Ouagadougou: Evidence from HDSS
- African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya 2014
- Maternal mortality is higher and skilled attendance at delivery is lower in the slums of Nairobi (Kenya) compared to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). Lower numbers of public health facilities, greater distance to facilities, and higher cos...
- The political participation of Africa’s youth: turnout, partisanship and protest
- D. Resnick; D. Casale / Afrobarometer 2011
- The youth have long represented an important constituency for electoral mobilisation in Africa, but very little is known about the political participation of Africa’s youth. The current paper focuses on different modes of politi...
- The uses of the Afrobarometer in policy planning, program design and evaluation
- C. Logan / Afrobarometer 2011
- Information on what the public wants has often been missing from the process of policy formulation in Africa. This discussion explores some specific ways in which Afrobarometer data can contribute to policy-making and implementation p...
- Who says elections in Ghana are ‘free and fair’?
- S. Parku / Afrobarometer 2014
- Since 2000, elections in Ghana have been lauded by observers as being “free and fair”; however, the losing political party has consistently contested the election results. This paper uses Afrobarometer survey data to exami...