You can look for literature either in the general catalogue of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies or in the special catalogues of the regional special libraries, including Africa. Additionally, you can find lists of new acquisitions and online bibliographies on special topics. [editors ilissAfrica]
Le CIDR intervient dans des secteurs clés du développement en Afrique :
- développement local et décentralisation,
- développement d'entreprises en milieu rural et en milieu urbain,
- systèmes financiers décentralisés,
- assurance maladie et prévoyance sociale.
Il a pour objectif la construction et le renforcement d'institutions locales, régionales et nationales durables, au service des populations, participant à la réduction de la pauvreté et à l'amélioration des politiques publiques.
Il est actuellement présent dans une douzaine de pays africains : Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Comores, Ethiopie, Guinée, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Ouganda, Rwanda, Sénégal, Tanzanie, Tchad et Togo.
Parmis les principaux partenaires sont entre autres Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst, Ministère de la décentralisation (Bénin), Oxfam, Diakonia (Suède), Agence française de développement (AFD), Fonds International de développement agricole (FIDA), le PNUD et l'Union Européenne. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site ; rédaction ilissAfrica]
AWIRU is a not-for-profit applied research organisation based at the University of Pretoria, established to develop an African capacity to understand the complexity of African water management and development issues. AWIRU's objective is to generate water management solutions that are politically, socially, economically, environmentally and culturally sustainable in Africa.
Some working papers and reports are downloadable. ... [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]
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 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into law on May 18, 2000 as Title 1 of The Trade and Development Act of 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets. [according to site editor's information]
FAWE is a pan African non-governmental organization to promote girls' and women's education in sub-Saharan Africa in line with the Education For All concept. FAWE's goal is to increase access and retention as well as improve the quality of education for all girls within the school system and for women in universities. It has a network of National Chapters in 32 African countries. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
AfricAvenir is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation engaging in political education and information dissemination both in Africa and in Europe. Its aim is to contribute to the recovery, rehabilitation and imaginative recreation of African civilisation, culture and history in order to devise new ways of thinking, behaving and organising both the African societies and the emerging 'Global Village'.
AfricAvenir has launched an exchange program which aims at fostering a 'Collective Destiny Perspective'. It trains internees and volunteers from Europe who, through their experiences working and living in Africa, develop empathy and understanding for African culture. ... [according to site editor's information]
AFRISTAT is an international organisation with 19 member countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad and Togo. AFRISTAT's objective is to reinforce development of economic, social and environmental statistics in Member states and to improve their competence in these areas. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]