Economic Justice

Towards Democratic Developmental States in Southern Africa

During the 1980s and 90s – the lost decades of development for Sub-Sahara – African states implemented Structural Adjustment Programmes at the behest of the IMF and World Bank.

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Domestic Resource Mobilisation a pipe dream?

Civil society voices have been few and far between, and at best, incoherent in debunking what this means at national and regional levels. It offers an opportunity to mobilise the public and inspire social movements to call (and hold) political office bearers to account.

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Beyond the Millennium Development Goals: Food Security in Zambia post-2015

While Zambia’s is undergoing rapid development, it still faces food security challenges, but a joint research project is looking at how these can be tackled, looking forward to how countries in southern Africa can achieve sustainable forms of development, as envisaged by the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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Angola Needs Oil Transparency

However, if a powerful and coordinated push by some major oil companies to exclude Angola from the US law is successful then citizens, parliamentarians, civil society groups, anti-corruption agencies, tax authorities, journalists and the government in Angola will be denied the benefits that greater transparency and accountability will bring.

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Silence Over Apartheid Corruption

Time, it appears, may both heal wounds and erase memory. An example is the argument made by Tony Leon, the former leader of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance, that despite the brutality of its system, the apartheid political elite practised greater internal accountability than we see today.

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Managing land sustainably

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Dakar was a hive of activity on July 8th-9th for the launch of a ground-breaking project – Improving Sustainable Land Management (SLM) and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Policy and Practice Interaction in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) through Civil Society Capacity Building.

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Basic Needs Basket training

The Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) in partnership with Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection in Zambia (JCTR) and Namibia’s Basic Income Grant Coalition (BIG) conducted a Basic Needs Basket (BNB) training workshop in Namibia from 5-9 of March 2012.

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