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Analysing and sharing best practice in developing institutions as a means to creating robust and democratic states – covering legal and judicial reform; parliamentary development and the media.

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A place for subnational governments at the international climate negotiating table
South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
It can be difficult for subnational governments and cities to acquire a place at the negotiating table for international climate events, such as UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gatherings. This is despite the fact t...
Nigeria’s foreign policy before Buhari: global expectations amid domestic and regional challenges
K. Amuwo / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
A country well-endowed in terms of population, natural resources and geographic size, Nigeria’s post-independence foreign policy has been marked by a near-constant striving for influence within its region and beyond. Th...
Youth-led accountability for the SDGs
Commonwealth Secretariat 2016
The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have set out an ambitious agenda for global development for the next fifteen years, leading up to 2030. Empowering young people to hold governments and duty-bearers accountable is one of t...
Brexit: implications for climate change commitments
Overseas Development Institute 2016
When the UK voted to leave the EU, climate change was far from the minds of both the electorate and politicians. Climate change had scarcely featured in the referendum campaign. Yet, the UK’s decision to exit has conseque...
Election quality, public trust are central issues for Africa’s upcoming contests
Afrobarometer 2016
Nothing kindles democracy’s energies, anxieties, hopes, and frustrations like an election. The quality of an election can spell the difference between a cooking fire and an explosion. If a successful election can calm and focus a...
Towards mutual learning with the rising powers
J. Constantine; G. Bloom; A. Shankland / Institute of Development Studies UK 2016
Rising powers such as Brazil, India and China have achieved major advances in supporting economic and social development in their less-developed regions and in creating health and social protection systems in response to the rapid cha...
The African Union: regional and global challenges
Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT) 2016
The Centre for Confl ict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a three-day policy research seminar in Cape Town, from 27 to 29 April 2016, on the theme “The African Union: Regional and Global Challenges”. ...
South African and the DRC: evaluating a South–South partnership for peace, governance and development
N.A. Besharati; C. Rawhani / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
The ‘Rise of the South’* and the role of ‘emerging powers’ in global development has animated much of the political and economic discourse of the past decade. There is, however, little empirical evidence on the con...
South-South cooperation: conference proceedings 2016
Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2016
Emerging economies such as India have their own philosophy underlying development cooperation. The norms and mechanisms of such cooperation are different from OECD norms or norms followed by international financial institutions. ...
Maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea: establishing law, generating order
L. Otto / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
Maritime security has become a buzzword in recent years as criminal activities at sea threaten a wide range of geostrategic, security and economic imperatives. In few other places in the world is this problem more pointed than...
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