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- DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Youth and employment concepts are not new to development discourse in sub-Saharan Africa but over the last decade interest has increased dramatically, becoming a much more important focus for policy, intervention and research throughout the continent (and globally).DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2017Expanding mobile networks and falling costs could transform communication between African citizens and governments. So far, however, attempts to harness new technologies to improve transparency and accountability in Africa and elsewhere have had disappointing results. What is going wrong?OrganisationOrgaisation working towards the development of both individual and organisational leadership capabilities in the broader area of nutrition on the African continent.Document
Community-level perceptions of drivers of change in nutrition: evidence from South Asia and sub-Saharan AfricaGlobal Food Security - journal, 2017Changes in the immediate, underlying and basic determinants of nutritional status at the community- and household-level are a logical and empirical prerequisite to reducing high levels of undernutrition in high burden countries.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2017Infrastructure deficits have long been recognised as being central to Africa’s developmental malaise. This paper looks at the state of the continent’s infrastructure, with a focus on the actions that governments can take to spur its development. In other words, it attempts this analysis from the perspective of governance.DocumentResearch and Information System for Developing Countries, 2017As part of its work programme on capacity-building among developing countries on global and regional economic issues RIS has been conducting its flaghship Capacity-Building Programme on International Economic Issues and Development Policy (IEIDP) under the ITEC/SCAAP programme of the Ministry of External Affairs. The programme is aimed to inculcate in participants eDocumentHelpAge International, 2017Older people in Africa are involved in all aspects of the migration chain: they are voluntary or forced migrants themselves, they shape the migration experience of others by funding youth migration and being involved in the decision-making process, they also benefit from remittances. Yet, they remain invisible in migration policy, as well as aid and development planning.DocumentSouthern African Resource Watch, 2017Southern Africa is endowed with lucrative mineral resources such as diamonds, gold, copper, coal, platinum, and uranium. This rich endowment can be a major asset in the quest for inclusive and sustainable development, yet mining in Southern Africa has often been criticised as an enclave sector that at best contributes little to economic development and at worst does substantial social andDocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2017Technical regulations refer to product and process specifications, whether voluntary (standards) or legally required (compulsory specifications).DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017Geothermal development is on the rise in many regions of the world. However, the high costs of field development, coupled with the high risks associated with resource exploration and drilling, still pose a significant barrier to private sector financing.Insurance can mitigate the risks to investors and increase flows of private finance to the industry.