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Why implementation fails in Uganda by Ramathan Ggoobi

Museveni’s government is giving all attention to politics, policy design and planning instead of doing the small things that would make a big difference argues Ramathan Ggoobi
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Tax in Africa: In conversation with Kieran Holmes

In conversation with Jonathan Bhalla, Kieran Holmes discusses how Burundi’s semi-autonomous tax authority has become a model institution but still faces serious financial uncertainty despite its many successes.
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10 things [you need] to know about Africa in 2014

A vaccination for malaria might become a reality; and it’s not all about China. Jonathan Bhalla lists 10 things you should consider when thinking about Africa in 2014.
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For state and citizen: Reforming revenue administration, in Burundi

Speakers: Mick Moore (International Centre for Tax and Development), Kieran Holmes, Domitien Ndihokubwayo and Chantal Ruvakubusa (Burundi Revenue Authority)
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For state and citizen: Reforming revenue administration, in Burundi

Tax is high on the agenda in Africa. This Policy Voice describes how Burundi set out to improve its capacity to collect domestic revenues.
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Africa’s GDP conundrum: In conversation with Morten Jerven

In this interview with Jonathan Bhalla, Morten Jerven suggests ways in which more accurate data about Africa’s economic performance can be gathered and used.
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Rapid Urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa is a fallacy

It is frequently asserted that urbanisation levels are rising faster in sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else in the world. In the latest Counterpoint from Africa Research Institute, “Whatever happened to Africa’s rapid urbanisation?”, Dr. Deborah Potts presents evidence to show...
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Whatever happened to Africa’s rapid urbanisation By Deborah Potts

African governments, policymakers and international donors need to acknowledge fundamental changes in urbanisation trends and respond to the messages imparted about employment, incomes and economic development.
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