Concerted efforts and clear pathways are therefore needed to ensure that the implementation of the SDGs is kept on course.
Waiting on a Transformation: When will ICT Make Good on its Governance Potential?
It has a been a number of years since mobile phone penetration rates began turning heads in development circles.
Drought Politics in Southern Africa
Why is it that droughts always seem to surprise, despite the warnings? The current El Niño drought is no exception…
Seeds for Africa’s Green Revolution: Can India Help?
Over the last year or so we have been doing some work exploring how the Indian seed sector might contribute to African agriculture, boosting productivity and assisting in particular smaller, poorer farmers.
Investing in Nutrition to Break the Cycle of Boom and Bust in Zambia’s Economy
Zambia’s economy is in a tailspin right now. The world price of copper is low and China’s economic growth –which powers so much of the investment in Zambia–is slowing down.
The Cloud over the Mineral Sector in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is an interesting case in mineral sector development in a post-conflict country where it is trying to attract investment whilst as the same time facing the challenge of ensuring it gets a fair share of the resource rent generated.
Food Security in Africa: Crop Choice, Climate and Gender
Food security in Africa is challenged in three key ways – by competition between food and cash crops, by constrained access to productive resources, and through social norms.
Cotton in Crisis: the Limits to Liberalisation
The cotton industry in Zimbabwe is in crisis. World market prices have collapsed, and the liberalised contract system, where numerous companies compete with each other, is failing.
Land and Commercial Agriculture in Zimbabwe: New Findings
Over the last few years we have been studying the relationships between land, markets and employment in commercial agriculture Zimbabwe.
Ebola and the Changing Environment in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is a country endowed with mineral resources but the amount of revenue that has been generated from the sector has been quite low.