Monitoring social investment in Africa: do spending targets help?
Social investment refers to the economic effort made on the social development of individuals, households and communities. The use of the term “investment” is applied because the resources allocated to social issues (i.e., ...
Policy analysis and advocacy for gender mainstreaming in national poverty reduction and strategy 2001-2003
This paper focuses on policy analysis and advocacy for gender mainstreaming in national poverty reduction strategy (2001 - 2003). Africa's poverty challenge is characterized by the poor record of economic growth, high ...
Strengthening African networks on gender and development for policy implentation
Gender equality is a fundamental human right and an essential condition in the process of transforming African economies from being fragile and in poverty reduction measures being undertaken by most African governments. ...
Memorandum on policy guidelines for the localization in African states of professional education, training, examination and certification of managerial , administrative, executive and supervisory personnel
This paper focuses on the memorandum on policy guidelines for the localization in African states of professional education, training, examination and certification of managerial, administrative, executive and supervisory ...
Building biomedical engineering capacity for improved health-care outcomes in Africa
This policy brief recommends three policy actions that can be used to mobilize universities to build bio-medical engineering skills, entrepreneurial mindset and innovative capacity in order to meet the continent’s health-care ...
Journal of African transformation = Revue des mutations en Afrique, Volume 1, No. 1
This document focuses on the journal of African transformation and it is the Biannual Journal of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. ...
Alternative perspectives of the performance of Africa in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
The underlying message of this policy brief is that the current performance of Africa in achieving the Millennium Development Goals should not be separated from its initial conditions. Therefore, as the final year of the ...
Defining priorities for regional integration : consensus statement and the way ahead
This paper focuses on African development forum III defining priorities for regional integration. Africa's regional integration efforts have been hampered by many factors, including the failure to achieve economic ...
Establishing national systems of village health workers : draft policy brief
This document is a draft policy brief on Establishing ntional systems of village health workers, of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance,Planning and Economic Development/Fortieth session of the Commission.
Rural progress : vol. ix, No. 2
This issue of the rural Progress covers, on a very selective basis, some aspects of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Secretariat’s efforts to facilitate development of rural Africa during the period 1979-1989. The ...