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In the aftermath of war and conflict, state security forces and institutions are often severely weakened or decimated. When this happens, multiple state and non-state security actors and governance structures emerge to fill security vacuums. The
Despite their critical role in promoting food security on the African continent, women continue to be marginalized in the distribution and allocation of land. The implications for both family survival and national food security are far-reaching.
Climate change and climate variability are significantly impeding development in Africa. The Economic Commission for Africa argues that scientists and policymakers must learn to better manage climate risks and to integrate climate change
Alcohol use is a major risk factor for premature deaths and disabilities in low and middle-income countries. This research will evaluate alcohol control policy and legislation in five African countries to provide evidence-based research to
Youth unemployment has emerged as a key challenge facing developing and developed countries, including Ethiopia. What policies and programs promote youth employment, and what role can the private sector play? This project aims to provide solid
Women have made strong gains in economic and political arenas but they continue to lag behind men. While women do similar work, they are usually paid less. Schooling or experience alone cannot account for the wage differences. Women also lack
Young women in Botswana bear the brunt of new HIV infections. This project aims to reduce the number of new HIV cases, particularly among women aged 15 to 29.
While HIV/AIDS has affected most regions in the world, sub-Saharan Africa has
In the past five years, commercial interest and investments in agricultural land have intensified in quantity, speed, and size over the past five years, with demand for land in Africa particularly high. Yet, while the supply of fertile land
While there have been improvements in several aspects of African higher education, the local production of quality doctoral degrees continues to progress
slowly. This project will help improve the quantity and quality of emerging health systems
This project will provide funding to the International Conference on Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa (YESSA), which will bring together national, regional, and multilateral policymakers, African researchers, and think tanks to address youth