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Governance in Africa
11 Publications
OpenAIRE 3.0 (OA, funding)


  • Governing Liberia’s Electricity Sector Reforms: Challenges and Recommendations

    Kiazolu, Molley Okomfo (2015)
    Access to electricity remains a major challenge for Liberia’s economic recovery despite recent efforts by the government to reform the sector. This paper assesses the post-war reforms of the electricity sector relative to their outcomes – accessibility, affordability and the quality of electric power. The paper also evaluates Liberia’s electricity sector reform by comparing it to reform in Cote d’Ivoire. The paper argues that existing reforms do not adequately address the underlying challenge...

    Book Reviews

    Göran Hydén; Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen; Lars Buur; Giulia Piccolino; Christine Cubitt; Matthew Graham; Kenneth Omeje; Jacqueline Klopp (2014)

    Comparing Approaches to the Security-Development Nexus in the Sahel and their Implications for Governance

    Reitano, Tuesday Jade (2014)
    This essay explores how the competing and complementary dimensions of the security, governance and development nexus have been brought to bear in the three core countries of the Sahel - Mali, Mauritania and Niger - and in doing so identifies the main challenges to peacebuilding and state consolidation in the region.

    An Introduction to Governance in Africa

    Cubitt, Christine (2014)
    The objective of the journal Governance in Africa (GiA) is to engage with the contemporary and evolutionary debates on transformative governance for sustainable and equitable development, and stability, in Africa. In recent years, there have been signs of a move away from conventional approaches to governance reform — constructed through the analytical lens of western powers — toward a new convention that uses African localities and everyday norms as the starting point for transformation. Thi...

    Regulating Extraction in Africa: Towards a Framework for Accountability in the Global South

    Besada, Hany Gamil; Lisk, Franklyn; Martin, Philip (2015)
    This paper explores how revenue flows from the extractive sector can have substantial multiplier effects on the rest of the economy in resource-endowed countries in the Global South. The aim is to demonstrate that in order to fully benefit from extraction practices, countries in the Global South must adopt measures to address issues such as weak governance, the exploitative practices of foreign investors, mismanagement...
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