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Assessing Mali’s Direction Nationale De La Météorologie Agrometeorological Advisory Program: preliminary report on the climate science and farmer use of advisories

In June 2011, USAID organized a West African Adaptation Workshop under the Adaptation Partnership in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop had several goals, including improving the awareness of and demand for [more]…

Gender and climate change adaptation in agrarian settings

The impacts of climate variability and change on the rural poor in the Global South become more pronounced with each passing year. While entire communities and regions will be exposed [more]…

Manual C: urban land access: options

The target group for this manual is the leadership of organised groups of homeless in need of land for housing development. The manual outlines the various options for how and [more]…

Haemorrhagic fevers in Africa: narratives, politics and pathways of disease and response

Outbreak narratives have justified rapid and sometimes draconian international policy responses and control measures. Yet there is a variety of other ways of framing haemorrhagic fevers. There present different views [more]…

Fighting corruption in South Asia: building accountability

Hardly a speech is delivered in South Asia without mention of the need to fight corruption in the region. Yet despite the lofty promises, corruption is on the rise. This [more]…

South Africa in BRICS: a bilateral trade analysis

South Africa’s rich endowment of mineral and natural resources complements Brazil’s specialisation in agriculture and raw materials, Russia’s position as a major player in the commodity market, India’s services-exporting economy, [more]…

Climate finance in Ethiopia

This study highlights challenges for Ethiopia to finance its response to climate change. The national Climate Resilient Green Economy strategy has called for annual spending of USD 7.5 billion to respond [more]…

Nigeria and the BRICS: current and potential trade relations and their Implications for the Nigerian economy

The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries have played a progressive role in global economic and political affairs since their recognition as global centres of growth. Based on [more]…

Challenging the negative discourse on human rights in Africa

The recent proliferation of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and independent media across Africa is an important positive development. They play an essential role by investigating government policy, exposing corruption and human [more]…

Chinese Resources-For-Infrastructure (R4I) swaps: an escape from the resource curse?

An R4I swap involves the exchange of natural resources for infrastructure. The revenues from the export of natural resources such as oil or copper are used as collateral for a [more]…

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