The Horn of Africa (HoA) region has been riddled with inter-state armed conflict, poverty, drought, extremism and famine. Dictatorships and authoritarian regimes have ruled much of the region and contributed to the broken political and social system
This paper presents a Twitter analysis of the African Union-European Union Summit (AU-EU Summit), which took place on November 29 and 30, 2017, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. An analysis of Twitter data offers the opportunity to determine the views of indi
As the global community pushes towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, it is crucial to leverage sources of alternative development finance, particularly through domestic resource mobilization (DRM) efforts. Although an im
Much of Africa, a continent in dire need of structured development, remains besieged by internal crises and outbreaks of violence that undermine the SDG agenda. While it is important that governments respond to these crises, SDG 16 is unique for the
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Over the past years, a worrying trend has set in across Africa: civil society space has been shrinking in what has been called “the biggest crackdown on civil society since the end of the Cold War.” This crackdown manifests itself in “verbal hostilit
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Achieving a shared and sustained economic growth in Africa, especially through resource-based industrialization, would continue to be a pipe dream if
In the last few years, China has experienced a think-tank boom in response to the government’s call for "new types of think tanks with Chinese characteristics." What exactly are these Chinese characteristics? How do Chinese think tanks compare with f
The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) and the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) undertook a 10-country study to address the gap in literature and analysis by asking two overarching questions: (1) What is the nature of relations
This discussion paper was commissioned by the RSA in partnership with the Think Tank Initiative to explore the changing role of developing country think tanks in influencing policy in today’s ever-changing and complex world.
Policy research organisations, or think tanks, have a particular focus: to undertake quality research that feeds into local, national and international policy debates. Through advocacy and analysis, as well as by providing advice on domestic and inte
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