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Zambia’s constitutional Groundhog Day: why national debate about constitutional reform is not going away anytime soonSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2017Since independence, Zambia has had five major constitutional amendments (an average of one every 10 years), a fact that has raised concerns about the country’s constitutional foundations. The constitution has been made a campaign issue in every presidential election since Zambia’s return to multiparty politics in the 1990s.Document
Partnering with the New Development Bank: what improved services can it offer Middle-Income Countries?Global Economic Governance Africa, 2016Multilateral development banks increasingly struggle to respond effectively to the needs of middle-income countries, influencing not only their potential development impact but also their own financial stability.Document
Illicit financial flows estimating trade mispricing and trade-based money laundering for five African countriesGlobal Economic Governance Africa, 2016Illicit financial flows (IFFs) are garnered through the proceeds of illicit trade, trade mispricing, transfer pricing and other forms of organised profit-motivated crime.DocumentGlobal Economic Governance Africa, 2016Low-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.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016Over the past few decades, Côte d’Ivoire has been a passive and often problematic actor within its region. This has been the case since the death of the first president of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, on 7 december 1993.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2017As the mooted presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is postponed to December 2018, South Africa’s most significant engagement in post-conflict reconstruction and development (PCRD) since its return to African affairs in 1994 hangs in the balance.OrganisationGlobal Environmental Politics examines the relationships between global political forces and environmental change, with particular attention given to the implications of local-global interactions fDocumentHeinrich Böll Foundation - European Union, 2016The Paris Agreement is ground breaking yet contradictory. In an era of fractured multilateralism it achieved above and beyond what was considered politically possible – yet it stopped far short of what is necessary to stop dangerous climate change.Document
The role of human rights in climate change adaptation: evidence from civil society in Cambodia and KenyaDanish Institute for International Studies, 2014Inconsistent climate change policies increase the vulnerability of marginalised populations and lead to resource conflicts. A human rights-based approach can help protect the adaptive capacities of climate vulnerable populations.Document
Decentralized climate change responses in Uganda: climate change adaptation lacks local government fundingDanish Institute for International Studies, 2015Local governments in Uganda are the most appropriate level for implementing national climate change adaptation and mitigation policies. They provide the best institutional interface between local people’s aspiration and international investments, national policies and civil society initiatives.