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Papers

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Participatory Budgeting in Cameroon: Booklovers, Mayors and Citizens

In Cameroon’s municipalities participatory budgeting offers an opportunity to increase the impact of very limited financial resources by aligning policymaking with pressing local needs.
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Going Public: How Africa’s integration can work for the poor By Jeggan C. Senghor et al.

In the heyday of African nationalism, the continent’s founding fathers plotted their vision of pan-African unity. The twin paths of closer political and economic integration appeared to them as the only means to achieve dignity prosperity and security. Today, closer...
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Bunge Lenye Meno: A parliament with teeth for Tanzania By Samuel Sitta, Willbrod Slaa and John Cheyo

East Africa’s most populous nation has been a beacon of political stability in a troubled region. Yet for most of Tanzania’s post-independence history, ethnic and religious tolerance has been underpinned by the dominant governing party Chama Cha Mapinduzi. An...
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Planting Ideas: How agricultural subsidies are working in Malawi By Blessings Chinsinga and Aoiffe O'Brien

Malawi is the most densely populated country in southern Africa. Without affordable fertiliser and other inputs, small farmers have struggled to grow enough food from over-cultivated soils. But after successive food crises, the government of Malawi acted against the advice of...
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The Day After Mugabe: Prospects for Change in Zimbabwe By Gugulethu Moyo and Mark Ashurst

Life expectancy in Zimbabwe is the lowest in the world, but Zimbabweans across the political spectrum insist the country can recover from its crisis. The Day After Mugabe collects the views of key actors, commentators and policy experts. The contributors unravel what has gone...