This site offers information on information and communication technologies in Africa (for the moment, about 20 African countries are dealt with). You will find many fulltext documents and a database with information on ICT indicators in different African countries. [editors ilissAfrica]"Research ICT Africa! seeks to fulfil a strategic gap in the development of a sustainable information society and knowledge economy on the African continent by building information communication technology (ICT) policy and regulatory research capacity in Africa needed to inform effective governance.
Through a network of African researchers it will generate the information and analysis needed to inform appropriate but visionary policy formulation and effective regulation of ICTs across Africa. It will embark on sustained and rigorous research to provide decision-makers with the data and analysis to make informed decisions in the public interest.
The Research ICT Africa! partners include tertiary institutions and development agencies in Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia." ... [according to site editor's information]
BIOTA AFRICA has been jointly invented by African and German researchers aiming at the establishment of research supporting sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in Africa. Due to pragmatic reasons the large project is logistically subdivided into four Regional Networks: BIOTA West Africa, BIOTA East Africa, BIOTA Southern Africa and BIOTA Morocco ("Research Networks"). Participating institutions of each country elect representatives for a national BIOTA steering committee which controls the daily business and enables national strategic discussions and decisions. ... [according to site editor's information]
SAGA was a project of Cornell and Clark-Atlanta Universities for research and technical assistance in Africa, funded by a cooperative agreement with USAID.
SAGA was divided into 3 major components:
- Technical Assistance
- Competitive grants program
The research component of SAGA involved collaborations with African Scholars to research four broad themes:
- Schooling, Education and Human Capital
- Health and Nutrition
- Risk, Vulnerability and Poverty Dynamics
- Empowerment and Institutions ... [according to site editor's information]
The Afrobarometer is an indepdendent, nonpartisan research project that measures the social, political and economic atmosphere in Africa. Afrobarometer surveys are conducted in more than a dozen countries and are repeated on a regular cycle. Because the instrument asks a standard set of questions, countries can be systematically compared. Trends in public attitudes are tracked over time. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Program, focusing on the political economy of sub-Saharan Africa, has a research component and an information component. Research: study of African political institutions; the political determinants of investment and economic growth; and the relationships between ethnicity, human capital, institutions, political participations and violence. Information: surveying, collecting and centralizing comparable political economic data on sub-Saharan Africa:
* A Data area presents a number of the most commonly used publicly available variables used in the study of African political economy.
* A Links area provides a gateway for students looking for further political and economic data.
* A Samples area contains a number of graphical representations of some political variables of interest. The area contains movie-maps of Africa that chart the occurrence of coups, guerrilla warfare and demonstrations over time. ... [editors ilissAfrica; according to site editor's information]
Tracking Development was a multilateral, international research project (October 2006 to September 2011) on the comparative development trajectories of Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa over the last 50 years. The project was funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The objectives were inter alia
* To seek answers to the question of why Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa have diverged so sharply in development performance in the last 50 years
* To compare in detail the developmental records of a number of case study countries (Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia), establishing the main trends, processes, and junctures of decision-making.
* To give decision-makers in the study countries the opportunity to explain what strategic decisions they made, and why, during the decades since 1955. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Website of a network of institutions working on demography in francophone Africa. The website contains news on activities, reports on workshops, information on participating institutions etc. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Database of the Constitutions of Sub-Saharan Africa (DCSSA) offers constitutional documents for 52 Sub-Saharan countries since their independence. The collection contains constitutions, as well as amendments and constitutional bills. The documents are provided in their original language, and, if available, in their English translation. ... [redaction ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar. The Center belongs to the West African Research Association (WARA). WARC is a center for academic exchange between American and West African scholars that encourages research on the region of West Africa. WARC promotes scholarly research on West Africa and the Diaspora and works to foster cooperation between American and West African researchers, students and artists. ... [editors ilissAfrica]