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    Africa's prospects for enjoying a demographic dividend

    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 working-age to dependent population will be greater than in Asia, Europe, and Northern America.
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    Conditional cash transfers in Africa: limitations and potentials

    Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) are currently amongst the most popular social protection programmes for addressingpoverty, vulnerabilities, and risks of poor individuals, households and communities in developing Latin American, African, and Asian countries. However, the increasing popularity and adoption of CCTs in Africa have remained highly understudi
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    Invasive plants and food security in Africa:the potential of Earth Observation Data

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    The spread of invasive plant species has serious consequences for Africa. Toxic weeds and harmful shrubs significantly shrink rangelands and lower the productivity of major grain foods such as maize (in some instances by up to 45%). Toxic weeds suppress the growth of staple crops and take over fields that could otherwise be used for agriculture.
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    End Child Marriage Now (African Union)

    The AU Commission’s Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa aims to combat negative practices that impinge on or contravene the rights and welfare of the child, in particular the girl-child.
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    Emerging trends in Africa’s electoral processes

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    The quest for competitive elections in Africa, with the modest gains made since the 1990s towards deepeningdemocratisation, continues to underpin the continent’s efforts to create stable and growing democracies.
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    Are Africans willing to pay higher taxes or user fees for better health care?

    Afrobarometer, 2016
    In many parts of Africa, access to and quality of medical services remain poor.
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    Africa and external actors

    Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT), 2016
    The Cape Town seminar in August 2016 brought together about 30 key scholars, policymakers, and civil society activists to assess bilateral and multilateral relations between Africa’s traditional and non-traditional actors in the post–Cold War era.
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    South Africa's trade and investment relationship with the United States post-AGOA

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2016
    The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has been recognised as the  cornerstone of America’s engagement with Sub-Saharan Africa for the past 14 years. It is therefore central to an  understanding of the South Africa-US trade relationship.
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    Improving infrastructure finance for Low-Income Countries: recommendations for the ADF

    Global Economic Governance Africa, 2016
    Low-income countries (LICs) in sub-Saharan Africa face a substantial infrastructure-financing gap. multi-lateral development banks (MLDBs) have traditionally played an important role in mobilising finance for infrastructure in LIcs, but their funding alone cannot match demand.
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    Climate change and state fragility in the Sahel

    Fride, 2015
    Many climate experts agree that the Sahel is a key hotspot for global climate change. Throughout the region, higher temperatures, increasingly variable rainfall, and more frequent droughts and storms will interact with high levels of vulnerability and low adaptive capacities to significantly challenge continued development progress.