Search results: Found 14

Listing 1 - 10 of 14 << page
of 2
>>
Sort by
Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Authors: ---
Book Series: Routledge spaces of childhood and youth series ISBN: 9781138844599 9781138704930 9781315730257 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.4324/9781315730257 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge Grant: Consultative Research Committee for Development Research (FFU) of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida) - 09-059KU
Subject: Business and Management
Added to DOAB on : 2017-06-04 11:01:58
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

rs, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, Professor Craig Jeffrey, and Professor Peter Rosa, along&#xD;with all the other participants, provided useful feedback and encouraged us to&#xD;proceed with presenting the key project findings in book form.&#xD;A string of people provided support for the project and the book along the&#xD;way. At the host institution – the Department of Geography, University of&#xD;Copenhagen – the untiring assistance of Dorthe Hallin with the accounts was&#xD;invaluable, and in the closing stages Kent Pørksen kindly helped produce the&#xD;maps at short notice. Wisdom Kalenga and Cecilia Gregersen both spent time at&#xD;CBS providing assistance with the data analysis and conference support. Maheen&#xD;Pracha did an excellent job editing the entire manuscript while Jo Woods&#xD;assisted in the final checking and layout. Thanks are also due to Faye Leerink at&#xD;Routledge for seeing the potential of the book and for agreeing to allow it to be&#xD;subsequently published in sub-Saharan Africa, which we hope will ensure it is&#xD;also widely read there.&#xD;As all of the project participants spent lengthy periods of time in the field and/&#xD;or visiting other academic institutions, many families have had to cope with&#xD;these absences. We thank them for their forbearance and for supporting the&#xD;respective team members in their studies and travels. Hopefully they feel it was&#xD;worthwhile in the end.&#xD;While producing this book has been a major effort, it marks the end of an era&#xD;that started back in November 2008 when we first started devising the project in&#xD;response to a call from FFU for projects on youth employment. We are&#xD;extremely grateful to all of the “YEMP family”, as the project team came to be&#xD;known, for their dedication to the project and for making it such a rewarding and&#xD;fun experience, and look forward to future collaboration

Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Authors: --- ---
Book Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics ISBN: 9780198744795 Year: Pages: 528 DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744795.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: UNU WIDER
Subject: Economics
Added to DOAB on : 2016-04-21 11:01:16
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

While the economic growth renaissance in sub-Saharan Africa is widely recognized, much less is known about progress in living conditions. This book comprehensively evaluates trends in living conditions in 16 major sub-Saharan African countries, corresponding to nearly 75% of the total population. A striking diversity of experience emerges. While monetary indicators improved in many countries, others are yet to succeed in channeling the benefits of economic growth into the pockets of the poor. Some countries experienced little economic growth, and saw little material progress for the poor. At the same time, the large majority of countries have made impressive progress in key non-monetary indicators of wellbeing. Overall, the African growth renaissance earns two cheers, but not three. While gains in macroeconomic and political stability are real, they are also fragile. Growth on a per capita basis is much better than in the 1980s and 1990s, yet not rapid compared with other developing regions. Importantly from a pan-African perspective, key economies-particularly Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa-are not among the better performers. Looking forward, realistic expectations are required. The development process is, almost always, a long hard slog. Nevertheless, real and durable factors appear to be at play on the sub-continent with positive implications for growth and poverty reduction in future.

Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9780198799283 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198799283.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Subject: Economics --- Gender Studies
Added to DOAB on : 2018-03-22 11:01:50
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This book contributes to the understanding of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa through addressing the dynamics of intensification and diversification within and outside agriculture, in contexts where women have much poorer access to agrarian resources than men. It uses a longitudinal cross-country comparative approach, relying on the Afrint dataset—unique household-level longitudinal data for six African countries collected over the period 2002–2013/15. The book first descriptively summarizes findings from the third wave of the dataset. The book nuances the current dominance of structural transformation narratives of agricultural change by adding insights from gender and village-level studies of agrarian change. It argues that placing agrarian change within broader livelihood dynamics outside agriculture, highlighting country- and region-specific contexts is an important analytical adaptation to the empirical realities of rural Africa. From the policy perspective, this book provides suggestions for more inclusive rural development policies, outlining the weaknesses of present policies illustrated by the currently gendered inequalities in access to agrarian resources. The book also provides country-specific insights from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Governance for Justice and Environmental Sustainability

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9780415523592 9780203120880 9781138680067 9780415523595 Year: Pages: 360 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Social Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2019-01-15 13:34:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The intention of this book is to begin to shed light on these issues, by exploring&#xD;the interplay between governance, justice and sustainability in a range of natural&#xD;resource sectors. The book comprises 16 chapters, 12 of them case studies recounting&#xD;experiences in the forest, wildlife, fisheries, conservation, mining and water&#xD;sectors of diverse countries: Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South&#xD;Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Cameroon.

Weltagrarbericht: Bericht zu Afrika südlich der Sahara (SSA)/

Author:
ISBN: 9783937816951 Year: Pages: 413 DOI: 10.15460/HUP.124 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2019-01-15 13:33:23

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), adopted in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2008, is the result of a unique cooperative effort by UN and other international organizations, 60 governments and more than 400 scientists from all over the world.A Global Report and five Regional Reports describe the main problems facing agriculture, food, the environment and human health today and show how the urgent need for a turnaround towards sustainable, environmentally and socially equitable development and food security for a growing world population can be achieved in practice.The Regional Report on Sub-Saharan Africa (SUB-Saharan Africa, SSA) deals with a region that has to contend with numerous problems, but at the same time has magnificent and wonderful people and natural resources. Also published in German by Hamburg University Press is the "Synthesebericht" der Weltagrarbericht.

Empirical Analysis of Participation Patterns in Microfinancial Markets

Author:
Book Series: Goettinger Studien zur Entwicklungsoekonomik / Goettingen Studies in Development Economics ISBN: 9783631632383 Year: Pages: 176 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics --- Political Science
Added to DOAB on : 2019-01-15 13:32:59
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This book contributes to the empirical literature on households’ participation in microfinancial services in developing countries. First, it estimates simultaneously the participation in microinsurance schemes and other financial services on household survey data from Ghana. Second, it analyzes the household’s cumulative participation in microfinancial services using household survey data from Sri Lanka. Next, the study focuses on the question whether household’s participation in micro life insurance in Sri Lanka is motivated by the desire to leave bequests. At last, it investigates different sequential steps of the household’s microinsurance participation decision and the joint analysis of micro life and health insurance enrolment in Sri Lanka.

Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9781783747504 / 9781783747528 Year: Pages: 694 DOI: doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0177 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Environmental Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2019-09-12 13:36:36
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa comprehensively explores the challenges and potential solutions to key conservation issues in Sub-Saharan Africa.Easy to read, this lucid and accessible textbook includes fifteen chapters that cover a full range of conservation topics, including threats to biodiversity, environmental laws, and protected areas management, as well as related topics such as sustainability, poverty, and human-wildlife conflict. This rich resource also includes a background discussion of what conservation biology is, a wide range of theoretical approaches to the subject, and concrete examples of conservation practice in specific African contexts. Strategies are outlined to protect biodiversity whilst promoting economic development in the region.Boxes covering specific themes written by scientists who live and work throughout the region are included in each chapter, together with recommended readings and suggested discussion topics. Each chapter also includes an extensive bibliography.Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa provides the most up-to-date study in the field. It is an essential resource, available on-line without charge, for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a handy guide for professionals working to stop the rapid loss of biodiversity in Sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere.

Disclosure Within HIV-Affected Families

Authors: --- ---
Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889455263 Year: Pages: 130 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-526-3 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Public Health
Added to DOAB on : 2019-01-23 14:53:42
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

While HIV/AIDS is a global public heath challenge, its impact is arguably greatest in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where new infections account for approximately 66% of the total number of HIV-positive persons globally. In SSA, medical, social, and economic resources are limited, thus necessitating innovative approaches to disease prevention. One of the mechanisms of prevention that is most promising occurs through HIV disclosure to family members (e.g., adult sexual partners) generally, and to children in particular. Our emphasis in this eBook is on HIV disclosure to children because it has multiple benefits, including improved adherence to antiretroviral medication treatment and understanding at an early age of the impact of sexual activity on the spread of HIV. While there is a noticeable gap in research on HIV disclosure to younger children, some of the general reasons for non-disclosure include concerns about fear of adult partners leaving relationships, and that children are too young to comprehend the severity of the situation and may tell others outside the family. Thus, it is critical to better understand how the HIV disclosure process happens (or does not happen) within HIV-affected families, as well as the best practices on how to disclose. In this eBook, we present a combination of empirical research studies and critical literature reviews that investigate the reasons for and for not disclosing HIV status within HIV-affected families and provide evidence-based practices that could be adopted by healthcare professionals to help HIV-positive parents facilitate disclosure activities within these families. This information can also be used by researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders who are in a position to influence policies on effective HIV disclosure practices, guidelines, and programs.

Building a Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9783319762210 9783319762227 Year: Pages: 302 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76222-7 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: African Development Bank
Subject: Agriculture (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2018-07-20 18:51:43
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

What are the challenges and action points for agricultural sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa? This collection of papers offers technical analyses, policy recommendations and an overview of success stories to date. Each carefully selected paper provides valuable insights for improved policy making and defines relevant strategic priorities on Africa’s sustainable transformation process, which is in line with the international development agenda. Although agriculture remains the main source of income for Africa’s population, the sector is rain-fed subjecting it to the vagaries of weather and climate change. This volume demonstrates the rationale of developing a competitive, inclusive and sustainable agribusiness sector for Africa’s food security and structural transformation.From the impact of Bioenergy crop adoption and Drought Index Insurance to Agro-Industrialization, this volume is important reading for individual researchers, academic associations and professional bodies interested in African agricultural development.

Biodiversity and Protected Areas

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9783038977322 9783038977339 Year: Pages: 196 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-733-9 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Environmental Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2019-04-25 16:37:17
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Biodiversity and Protected Areas assembles twelve topics from around the world, illustrating the complexities and promise of addressing the biodiversity crisis. Authors from Mongolia, Africa, India, Canada, Iraq, and the United States dwell on particular aspects and challenges relevant to those regions. Lessons and approaches from interesting localities, coupled with global analyses give the reader a synthetic view of emerging problems. The opportunities for understanding common issues across different geographies abound, such as comparing local conservation in sub-Saharan Africa with a distribution of very small protected areas in Massachusetts. Several topics will be of immediate interest to policymakers. The book is illustrated with numerous color maps and figures and the authors strove for clear, uncomplicated writing. The editors provide an overview of chapters, placing them in the context of other biodiversity and protected area literature. Students and conservationists attempting to broaden their views of biodiversity and protected areas should find this collection to be interesting.

Listing 1 - 10 of 14 << page
of 2
>>
Sort by