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African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization: Employment, politics, and prospects for change

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The much heralded growth and transformation of many economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade continues to receive prominent attention in academic scholarship and among policy practitioners. An apparent feature about this transformation, however, is that Africa’s youth appear to have been left out. This book critically examines the extent and consequences of the marginalization of African youth. It questions conventional wisdoms about data trends, aspirational goals, and common policy interventions surrounding Africa’s youth that have been variously propagated in both the development studies literature and in mainstream donor policy reports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

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Food price volatility is one of the major challenges facing current and future global food systems. Since 2006, global food prices have fluctuated greatly around an increasing trend and price spikes were observed for key food commodities such as rice, wheat, and maize. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Role of Elites in Economic Development

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Elites have a disproportionate impact on development outcomes. While a country’s endowments constitute the deep determinates of growth, the trajectory they follow is shaped by the actions of elites. But what factors affect whether elites use their influence for individual gain or national welfare? Read the rest of this entry »

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Global foreign direct investment fell by 16 per cent in 2014, United Nations Report says

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Global foreign direct investment (FDI) fell by 16 per cent to $1.23 trillion in 2014, according to the UNCTAD World Investment Report 20151. The report says the drop can be explained by the fragility of the global economy, policy uncertainty for investors and elevated geopolitical risks. New investments were also offset by some large divestments. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Future of Strategy

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Leaders today are inundated with strategic opportunities, besieged by business disruptions, and pressured to innovate—to do things better, faster, or differently. The CEO of a Fortune 500 firm explains it best: “I am looking at 23 different strategic initiatives. Trying to develop and implement so many strategies is like trying to change the driver, tires, oil, and bumpers; paint the body; and tune the engine. And doing all of this on a car that’s running at full speed.” Read the rest of this entry »