Afrique

05 août 2018

Africa’s Development Dynamics

The launch this week in Addis Ababa of the new flagship joint report Africa’s Development Dynamics 2018 alongside the African Union Commission reflects a fundamental commitment to an ongoing conversation on Africa, with Africa and for Africa. Thus, we did more than unveil a report on paper about the challenges of growth, jobs and inequalities. More...

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04 août 2018

Afrotopia, une utopie active vers une Afrique des possibles

logoL'évocation de l’Afrique nous place très souvent dans une dialectique du désespoir ou de l’euphorie. D’une part, la dialectique du désespoir renvoie aux images du sous-développement, de la misère, guerre, famine, d’élites corrompues et dirigeants politiques peu fréquentables etc. Inutile de s’échiner à expliquer que ces poncifs sont, à bien des égards, éculés et que les parties francophone, anglophone, lusophone et arabophone du continent sont, en réalité, radicalement différentes. Inutile aussi de faire remarquer que nombre de ces caricatures pourraient tout aussi bien s’appliquer aux continents européen ou américain. Plus...

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30 juillet 2018

Les origines du problème de surqualification en Côte d'Ivoire

The ConversationLa hausse marquée des cours de café et de cacao du milieu des années 70, anticipée par le gouvernement comme durable, a poussé le financement de la formation. Il fallait répondre à la demande de la fonction publique et des entreprises privées. En effet, le gouvernement entreprend alors une politique de recrutement de fonctionnaires ainsi qu’un programme d’investissement soutenu. Plus...

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How young activists are keeping Mandela’s legacy alive across Africa

The ConversationLast month, at a conference on African Inequalities co-organised by our school and the London School of Economics, the first audience question came from a young woman. Why, she asked, was the graduate school relaunching as the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance when Mandela’s legacy of appeasement entrenched much of apartheid’s economic structures. More...

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29 juillet 2018

Games boost student nutrition in Nigerian schools

The ConversationThe worsening of dietary habits among youth appears to have no geographical bounds. And improving dietary behaviour has become a critical public health challenge around the globe. More...

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Malawian school children with disability struggle to access drinking water and toilets

The ConversationIn developing countries fewer than 5% of children that have disabilities attend school. In Malawi, UNICEF estimates that 2.4% of the young people have a disability. More...

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The long and short of South African school commutes: a case study

The ConversationEducation enables social mobility. This is particularly true in a context of high inequality and high unemployment, such as South Africa. This is one reason why some parents choose to send their children to schools further away from home - often at considerable financial and social costs. More...

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Uganda’s new sex education framework will do more harm than good

The ConversationUganda has launched its first ever guideline on sex education. The National Sexuality Education Framework 2018 aims to provide a formal, national direction for sex education within Uganda’s schools, ensuring that all programmes adhere to the same approach. More...

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South Africa’s new higher education disability policy is important, but flawed

The ConversationSouth Africa finally has a disability policy that’s specific to the higher education sector. The new policy framework should be celebrated as an achievement. Its value is that, because it’s specific to the sector, it gives institutions (such as universities) a common vision. It also enables monitoring and evaluation of progress that is context specific. More...

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Lots of young South Africans aren’t going to technical colleges. What can be done

The ConversationThe research is clear on this. The completion of any post-schooling education substantially improves labour market prospects. Therefore increasing access is critical. More...

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