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Maternal undernutrition and childbearing in adolescence and offspring growth and development: is adolescence a critical window for interventions against stunting?
L. Benny; P. Dornan; A. Georgiadis / Young Lives 2017
Maternal undernutrition and adolescent childbearing are prevalent in low- and middle-income countries and have harmful consequences for children. However, less is known on whether these implications persist throughout the offs...
Can the APRM be an effective tool to monitor Agenda 2063 and the SDGs?
T. Corrigan; S. Gruzd / South African Institute of International Affairs 2017
Monitoring and evaluation has emerged as a central concern in development thinking. Both the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the AU’s Agenda 2063 represent responses to Africa’s developmental defic...
Africa’s climate: helping decision-makers make sense of climate information
Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2017
African decision-makers need reliable, accessible, and trustworthy information about the continent’s climate, and how this climate might change in future, if they are to plan appropriately to meet the region’s develo...
Zombie energy: climate benefits of ending subsidies to fossil fuel production
Overseas Development Institute 2017
Ending subsidies to fossil fuel production is often a missing piece of comprehensive climate action plans. To implement the 2015 Paris Agreement and keep climate change well below 2oC, the world needs both supply-side policies...
National climate change governance: topic guide
J. Worker / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre 2017
The full brunt of cumulative greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be felt over the years to come but climate change impacts are already here. Fifteen of the 16 warmest years on record (since 1880) have occurred since 2001. At t...
Governance of-non-state social protection initiatives: implications for addressing gendered vulnerability to poverty in Uganda
F.K. Muhanguzi; F. Muhumuza; J. Okello / Partnership for African Social and Governance Research 2016
Non-state actors (NSAs) are offering social protection services in Uganda to address vulnerabilities associated with poverty. Information is limited on their adequacy and efficacy and how their governance mechanisms address ge...
Provision of social protection services by non-state actors in Nyanza Region Kenya : assessing women empowerment
A. Nzioki; W. Mwasiaji / Partnership for African Social and Governance Research 2015
In Kenya, women are more likely than men to suffer poverty and its associated vulnerabilities, mainly because they are excluded from decision-making on economic issues, they have limited access to the factors of production, pa...
A political economy analysis of social protection programmes in Botswana
Partnership for African Social and Governance Research 2015
Certain groups within society such as children, older persons and the physically challenged are more vulnerable to poverty, lack of access to social amenities, poor health and poor nutrition compared with the rest of the citiz...
Africa's prospects for enjoying a demographic dividend
D. Bloom; M. Kuhn; K. Prettner / Vienna Institute of Demography 2016
While fertility rates and dependency ratios in Africa remain high, they have started to decline. According to United Nations projections, they will fall further in the coming decades such that by the mid-21st century the ratio of the ...
Living arrangements and conditions of older persons in Namibia
N. Indongo; N. Sakaria / Advances in Aging Research 2017
In Africa, ageing is a phenomenon that is just beginning to reveal its shape; at present, it is a family concern. Although sub-Saharan Africa’s older population is not as large in size as in other regions of the world, it must st...
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