Narrow down by keywords: Governance and public policy, Sub-Saharan Africa
- (Re-)building governance in post-conflict Africa: the role of the state and informal institutions
Post-conflict governance is an increasingly important aspect of foreign development assistance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where the weakening and disintegration of the state undermine sustainable human development. A major challenge in post-conflict reb ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 18:35
- Following the law, but losing the spirit of child protection in Kenya
This paper explores how an ostensibly child-centred system can fail to protect children. In some policy arenas, the Kenyan state is recognised as a leader in Africa for the care and protection of children at risk. Yet a case study of children's experien ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-06-13 15:59
- Faith in Development: Partnership between the World Bank and the Churches of Africa
Author: Belshaw, Deryke, Robert Calderisi and Chris Sugden (eds.) Publisher: O ...
Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 20:49
- Research that matters: outcome mapping for linking knowledge to poverty-reduction actions
An ‘Outcome Mapping’ approach was applied retrospectively to five diverse, highly collaborative research projects aimed at poverty reduction. Designed to help plan for, clarify, and document intended and actual changes in behaviour, actions, ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-09 12:33
- Giving voice: instigating debate on issues of citizenship, participation, and accountability
While there is a near unanimity on the need for participation, there is as yet no such agreement on the type and degree of participation to be adopted in projects. One thing that has never been doubted is the fact that local people have not been accorde ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-01 13:35
- Child protection and harmful traditional practices: female early marriage and genital modification in Ethiopia
This article explores divergent perspectives on female early marriage and genital modification in Ethiopia. It contrasts international norms and research evidence with local understandings, the latter focusing on the part these practices play in securin ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-06-13 16:01
- Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism
Author: Mamdani, Mahmood Issue: Volume 7, Nu ...
Book review - admin - 2009-12-22 08:22
- Linking evidence with user voice for pro-poor policy: lessons from East Africa
Many agricultural research and development projects seek to achieve pro-poor outcomes through policy change. However, policy processes are complex, and a strategic approach to enhancing impact at policy level is often not applied. This article describes ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-09 12:37
- Moved to act: communication supporting HIV social movements to achieve inclusive social change
Social movements have generated interest in development circles since the mid-1990s as relatively independent expressions of civil society, mobilising people to set their own development priorities and agendas for issues as diverse as water privatisatio ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-01 13:38
- Strengthening the voice of the poor: religious organisations' engagement in policy consultation processes in Nigeria and Tanzania
This paper describes attempts in Nigeria and Tanzania to build the capacity of selected religious organisations to participate in policy consultation processes, by strengthening their ability to speak effectively to governments on behalf of poor communi ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-07-12 13:54