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10 May 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR NOVEMBER 2017

09 May 2017 description
  • Monsieur le Ministre d’Etat, Ministre de la Sécurité ;
  • Excellence Monsieur l’Ambassadeur du Japon ;
  • Monsieur le Directeur Général de la Police Nationale ;
  • Madame la Directrice de la Police des Frontières ;
  • Mesdames et messieurs les Directeurs et chefs de service ;
  • Honorables invités ;
  • Mesdames et Messieurs ;
09 May 2017 description

by Laurie Goering

LONDON, May 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When farmers in northern Burkina Faso speak about the direction of the wind, they refer to the direction it is blowing in. Burkina Faso's meteorological agency, however, classifies wind by the direction it comes from.

That means that when state forecasters warn of a strong west wind, farmers find an east wind comes gusting along, flattening their faith in forecasts.

09 May 2017 description
report Xchange

April 2015 was the deadliest month on record for migrants crossing from Libya to Europe with an estimated 1,250 people perishing in just two accidents off Libya. NANCY PORSIA spoke to one of the survivors from that dark month in the Mediterranean’s history who gave her a heartwarming story of hope.

The last time Alì Sohana saw his mother was in the northern Nigerien outpost town of Agadez; a major regional hub for sub-Saharan migrants making their way to Libya, many in the hope of crossing to Europe. It was early 2015 and Alì was just 17-years-old.

05 May 2017 description
  • Confirmation des bonnes productions agropastorales comparées à celles de la campagne 2015-2016 et à la moyenne des cinq dernières années.

  • Les analyses du Cadre Harmonisé indiquent qu’en période courante (mars, avril et mai 2017), 9,6 millions de personnes sont en situation de crise et au-delà en Afrique de l’Ouest.

  • Augmentation du nombre de personnes déplacées dans la région du Lac Tchad et au Mali.

05 May 2017 description

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) découvre et promeut des solutions efficaces contre la pauvreté dans le monde. En partenariat avec les décideurs politiques et les chercheurs, nous concevons, évaluons rigoureusement et améliorons les programmes de développement ainsi que la manière dont ils sont mis en œuvre, nous assurant que les résultats de nos recherches sont utilisés pour améliorer les vies des pauvres. Depuis la création d’IPA en 2002, nous avons travaillé avec plus de 400 chercheurs de grande renommée, menant plus de 600 évaluations dans 51 pays.

05 May 2017 description

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. We design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve opportunities for the world’s poor. Since our founding in 2002, IPA has worked with more than 400 leading academics to manage over 600 evaluations in 51 countries.

05 May 2017 description

Desmidt, S., Hauck, V. 2017. Conflict management under the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA). (Discussion Paper 211). Maastricht: ECDPM.

05 May 2017 description

Despite recent rainfall, seasonal rain remains below-average across much of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall accumulations since late February have resulted in significant moisture deficits, which have already negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

03 May 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

03 May 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources identified 309 events in 21 countries that affected health workers, health facilities and ambulances in 2016.

The actual number of events affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher. These 309 events only include incidents reported in open sources and do not reflect actual incident numbers, highlighting the limitations of open-source data. For example, open sources frequently reported the number of health workers killed, less so injuries. If health worker injuries were reported, the number of staff affected was not always given.

02 May 2017 description
report World Bank

La population de l’Afrique augmente rapidement. Très rapidement. Aujourd’hui, l’Afrique subsaharienne abrite plus de 1,2 milliard d’individus et devrait compter 1 milliard d’habitants supplémentaires à l’horizon 2050. L’instabilité économique et politique, le changement climatique et le déclin généralisé de l’emploi dans le secteur agricole ont accéléré l’exode rural. En 2016, près de 40 % des habitants de la région vivent en ville, contre 31 % en 2000.

02 May 2017 description
report World Bank

Water utilities in Africa: How will they cope with a rapidly growing, thirsty population?

Also available in French

02 May 2017 description

At the conference on, “Scaling-Up the Purchase for Progress (P4P) Model of Pro-Smallholder Market Development in Africa: The Vital Role and Impact of the Public Sector,” hosted by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nairobi, Kenya on 10-11 April, 2017, senior African policy makers and key stakeholders from the private sector, civil society, and wider development community adopted this declaration as an affirmation of their strong commitment to scaling up the demand-led model of support to smallholder …