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Financing Sustainable Development By Kieran Holmes

Kieran Holmes, the former Commissioner General of Burundi’s revenue authority, argues that sustainable development cannot happen without effective domestic revenue mobilisation.
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Ebola in Sierra Leone: The Cost of Living on the Margins

Inflated food prices without reciprocal wage increases, and possible job losses as a result of Ebola, are increasing the strain on many Sierra Leoneans. Jamie Hitchen investigates.
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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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Ambassador Zhong Jianhua – on trade, aid and jobs

In conversation with ARI, China’s Special Representative on African Affairs responds to common criticisms of China’s policy and conduct in Africa.
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After Borama: Consensus, representation and parliament in Somaliland

On the eve of the 2012 local elections, prominent Somalilanders reflect on their country’s political stability, the role of institutions and national development priorities.
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Between extremes: China and Africa

China has re-cast Africa’s position in the global economy. African governments should collaborate more keenly in exploiting relationships with China to improve economic diversification and competitiveness.
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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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Ground Control: Making the grade in agriculture by Martha Byanyima

Martha Byanyima chronicles the history and development of agricultural standards in Africa and argues that they provide an opportunity to increase the continent’s presence in global trade.