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    Why isn’t tech for accountability working in Africa?

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Expanding 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?
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    Rethinking infrastructure in Africa: a governance approach

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Infrastructure 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.
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    Older people in situations of migration In Africa: the untold migration story

    HelpAge International, 2017
    Older 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.
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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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    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

    2016
    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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