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Gender equity and social capital in smallholder farmer groups in central Mozambique

This case study from Búzi district, Mozambique investigated whether gender equality, in terms of male and female participation in groups, leads to gender equity in sharing of benefits from the social capital created through the group. Exploring the comple ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 17:34

Sustainability in NGO relief and development work: further thoughts from Mozambique

Mozambique during the 1980s and 1990s has provided a challenging context for non-governmental organisations seeking to collaborate with its government in national development. One British NGO, Save the Children Fund, has set out to work in partnership wit ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 17:40

The Decade of the African Child

In 1992, UNICEF and the Organisation of African States (OAU) jointly proposed that 1994-2003 should be the Decade of the African Child. The author identifies nine challenges for Africa, and the rest of the world, if African children are to have an improve ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 17:39

Reconciliation in Zimbabwe: reality or illusion? (Paper from Symposium)

This symposium, co-hosted by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) and the South Africa Office of Oxfam, drew together individuals and organisations working in the areas of violence, conflict and peace-building. Ingham-Thorpe desc ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 17:38

Resuscitating voter interest in Zambia: the Adult Education Association of Zambia's role in national elections

The author describes AEAZ's role in sensitising rural voters, so often marginalised and voiceless, with a series of civic awareness campaigns organised throughout Zambia in the run-up to elections in November 1996. The campaigns made clear the roles of MP ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 17:37

'Good governance': the itinerary of an idea

The concept of good governance originated among African scholars in relation to state–society relations in Africa, expressing the concern that these be developmental, democratic, and socially inclusive. The term has since been taken up by the internationa ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 17:36

Factors and motivations contributing to community volunteers’ participation in a nursery feeding project in Malawi

This article reports on a study to explore the factors and motivations that contribute to community volunteers’ participation in a nursery feeding project in Malawi. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with community volunteers in 15 of the 32 site ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-10-28 17:35

African Voices on Development and Social Justice: Editorials from Pambazuka News 2004

Author:  Manji, Firoze and Patrick Burnett (eds.) Publisher:  Dar es Salaam: Mk ...

Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 19:48

Gender and Population in the Adjustment of African Economies: Planning for Change

Author:  Palmer, Ingrid Issue:  Volume 3, Numb ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-10 07:45

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 11:37