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    Mineral governance barometer - Southern Africa

    Southern African Resource Watch, 2017
    Southern 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 and
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    Do electoral handouts affect voting behavior?

    Afrobarometer, 2017
    The literature on vote-buying often assumes a complete transaction of cash for votes. While there is ample evidence that candidates target certain voters with cash handouts, it is unclear whether these actually result in higher turnout and vote shares for the distributing party.
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    Lessons from Rwanda: female political representation and women’s rights

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Gender equality is a basic human right that entails equal opportunities for men and women in all facets of life: socially, economically, developmentally and politically.
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    Public trust in elections: the role of media freedom and election management autonomy

    Afrobarometer, 2017
    As multiparty elections have become a global norm, scholars and policy experts regard public trust in elections as vital for regime legitimacy.
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    Electricity supply in South Africa: Path dependency or decarbonisation?

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2017
    Renewable energy technologies have experienced an exponential growth in South Africa, thanks to the procurement of large-scale power plants. However, South Africa’s electricity sector still lacks a level playing field.
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    Capacity building for decision makers to use evidence in policy making in Sudan

    International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, 2016
    Sudanese public policy is often seen as typically based on party ideology and the changing interests or socio-cultural beliefs of the National Congress party, which is a leading political party in the country. This is particularly the case with policies that disproportionately affect women such as the Public Order Laws.
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    Building capacity for the use of research evidence in Ghana’s Ministry of Employment

    International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, 2017
    The importance of evidence in public policy making is widely recognised in Ghana at top levels of government. The overarching national development strategy, the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Strategy (GSGDA II), sees evidence playing a key role in strong and efficient development planning and economic management.
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    Increasing evidence use among Ethiopia’s health planners and policymakers

    International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, 2016
    Between 2015 and 2016, Jimma University developed and ran a training and mentoring programme with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health to improve the Ministry’s capacity for using evidence in policy making. This case study discusses the project and its potential for shaping the institutional culture of this busy department.
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    Can the APRM be an effective tool to monitor Agenda 2063 and the SDGs?

    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 deficits, with much overlap between them.
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    National climate change governance: topic guide

    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 the same time, Hallegatte et al.

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