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25 Aug 2017 description


Girls’ education and climate change are currently two of the most topical global issues in the development arena. Due to a myriad of limiting factors, more girls around the world are falling through the cracks in terms of their educational access, retention, and learning. At the same time, many countries and regions are facing more frequent and more intense climate-related extreme weather events such as heat waves, floods and droughts.

27 Sep 2011 description

Africa, Governance, Global Food Crisis, Developing Countries, Development

Julius Agbor, Africa Research Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative

Nelipher Moyo, Research Analyst, Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative

The Brookings Institution

23 Sep 2011 description

On July 9, South Sudan not only became the world’s newest country, but its newest fragile state.

29 Apr 2009 description


Foreign aid has played a major role in Ethiopia's development effort since the end of World War II. It has been instrumental in bridging the country's savings-investment and foreign exchange gaps. Its importance as a source of financing for the development of capacity building (human capital, administrative capacity, institutional building, and policy reforms) is also unquestionable. Thus, increasing efforts were made to mobilize foreign aid in the last two regimes.