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BBC World Service, 16 August 2016

Policy Researcher Jamie Hitchen spoke to the BBC World Service about the role for cash transfers in Africa
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Cash to the Rescue!

Nick Branson and Jamie Hitchen investigate whether cash transfers are an appropriate way to meet the needs of people engulfed by crisis and can deliver long-term positive impact.
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Cash Transfers: Indebted to Donors

Nick Branson and Jamie Hitchen consider claims about the efficacy of cash transfers in Africa and raise questions about whether the process is too often driven by donors rather than African governments.
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Cash transfers for Africa: A Primer

Can cash transfer programmes be as successful in Africa as they were in Latin America for tackling poverty and reducing inequality? Nick Branson and Jamie Hitchen identify some potential benefits and shortcomings.
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Book Review: The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules & Making Change in Modern Africa

Capturing an understanding of kanju (a specific creativity born from African difficulty) is the theme that runs through Olopade’s excellent take on Africa’s informal sector, says Jamie Hitchen.
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The Malawi elections 2014: a family affair

Hannah Gibson reflects on the 2014 presidential election in Malawi. Widely touted as the most hotly contested since the return to multi-party politics, they saw President Joyce Banda ousted after just two years at the helm.
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A “Gang of Three”, the “Midnight Six” and the death of “Daniel Phiri”: anatomy of an alleged coup attempt in Malawi

The Commission of Inquiry’s 105-page report into the death, in April 2012, of President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi and political manoeuvrings in the immediate aftermath makes compelling reading.
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Chief Law Reform Officer urges government to act on report on 2004-6 constitutional review

At the Lilongwe launch of her publication Duty of Care: Constitutional and law reform, in Malawi, Dr Janet Chikaya-Banda urged the government to “fish out” the Law Commission’s report on the 2004-6 constitutional review and “move forward the recommendations”. As chief law reform...
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Lilongwe launch of “Duty of Care: Constitutional and law reform in Malawi”

As chief law reform officer at the Malawi Law Commission, Dr Janet Chikaya-Banda oversaw a two-year constitutional review programme in 2004-6. In her timely account, she explains the importance of continuous, systematic law reform in young democracies and the role that it can...
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Lilongwe Launch of “Duty of Care: Constitutional and law reform in Malawi”

Speakers: Dr Janet Chikaya-Banda, Anthony Kamanga (Solicitor General), Justice Edward Twea