Category: Africa

The United Nations defines Africa as including: Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, and Western Africa.
  • Africa Portal
    • The Africa Portal is an online resource that seeks to broaden the availability, accessibility and use of policy research on issues critical to the future of Africa. It is a collaborative project between the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). The Africa Portal offers a range of features including a Digital Library and an Experts Directory. The library holds over 5000 digital documents including research reports, occasional papers and policy briefs. The entire repository is open access and available for free, full-text download.
  • Africa Renewal (Recovery)
    • Africa Renewal examines the many issues that confront the people of Africa, its leaders and its international partners: economic reform, debt, education and health, women's advancement, conflict and civil strife, democratization, aid, investment, trade, regional integration, rural development, and many other topics.
  • African Child Policy Forum
    • Works to put African children on the public agenda, and, to that end, exert pressure where the political will is absent and provide support where it exists. Conducts research on the problems confronting African children and the policy options for addressing them; works with child rights organisations and governments to develop and implement effective pro-child policies and programmes.
  • African Development Forum (ADF) Publications
    • The African Development Forum is an initiative led by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to establish an African-driven development agenda that reflects a consensus among major partners and that leads to specific programmes for country implementation.
  • African Journal on Disability
    • The African Journal of Disability is a scholarly research journal that provides a forum for the exploration of issues and experiences relating to and supporting the act of better understanding the interfaces between disability, poverty, and practices of exclusion and marginalization through research learning and problem-based knowledge sharing across the African continent.
  • African Recovery - Special Edition on AIDS 2004
    • This special reprint edition of Africa Recovery documents some of the key developments in Africa’s struggle against the disease, and highlights the efforts of Africans and their international partners to turn back the tide. The articles include an analysis of the role of men in prevention, a look at efforts to reduce HIV transmission in the military, and the terrible combination of famine and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa.
  • Big leap in China-Africa ties
    • Beijing offers continent more aid, trade and business
  • Books About Development Studies
    • Downloadable books about Development in Africa.
  • Books About Education
    • Downloadable books about education and training in Africa.
  • Books About History
    • Books about the history of Africa.
  • Books About Public Health
    • Downloadable books about health in Africa.
  • Books About Regional Studies
    • Collection of downloadable books about regional areas in Africa.
  • Books About Science & Technology
    • Collection of downloadable books about science and technology in Africa.
  • Democracy and Governance Review: Mandela's legacy 1994-1999
    • A wide selection of eBooks available through Human Sciences and Research Council on different aspects of government in various places throughout Africa.
  • Democracy in Africa: Moving Beyond a Difficult Legacy
    • This paper examines the political and socio-economic factors that influence democratisation throughout South Africa and the African continent. The emphasis is on the policies and impact of government, business and civil society in reducing inequality and poverty. Issues of community empowerment are also examined as a way to promote sustainable development.
  • Fragments of Democracy: Nationalism, Development and the State in Africa
    • Originally presented as a lecture, this occasional paper argues that definitions of democracy are incomplete and their meanings dependent on their historical context. The author illustrates his premise with examples taken from throughout Africa and reflects on development and debt, class and politics, African nationalism, multi-party elections, citizenship and accountability.
  • Gender, Land and Livelihoods in East Africa: Through Farmers' Eyes
    • In rural Africa and the Middle East, many ecosystems are on the verge of collapse. The interplay of social, ecological and political-economic forces has compromised the ability of farmers to sustain their precious soil. As a result, farmers, especially women farmers, face a constant daily struggle to survive.
  • Journal of African Economies
    • The Journal of African Economies is a vehicle to carry rigorous economic analysis, focused entirely on Africa, for Africans and anyone interested in the continent - be they consultants, policymakers, academics, traders, financiers, development agents or aid workers. Each issue of the Journal of African Economies contains applied research of the highest standard, together with a comprehensive book review section, and a listing of the current working papers from around the world.
  • Malaria and Children: Progress in Intervention Coverage
    • This report assesses progress in malaria control and analyses how well countries are making available key interventions that reduce the malaria burden. A particular emphasis is progress across sub-Saharan Africa—where countries face the greatest malaria burden.
  • Managing the Monster: Urban Waste and Governance in Africa
    • Africa is rapidly urbanizing. Urban authorities must deal with the uncontrolled and unplanned movement of rural dwellers into the large urban centres and the environmental "monster" it is creating: rampant urban waste, much of it toxic.
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
    • Established in 1958, the ECA is one of five regional commissions under the administrative direction of the UN. As the regional arm of the UN in Africa, it is mandated to support the economic and social development of its 53 member states, foster regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development. It reports to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).