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In a region that is characterized by minuscule and diminutive span of statehood, Ethiopia nonetheless stands out. For many in Africa and much of the developing world, foreigners appropriated the period of entry into modernity, and the course of history had to be restored. But the Ethiopian case...

This paper examines two main types of violent and armed conflict settings. The first consists of situations of armed conflict where violence ended on the battlefield, such as in Ethiopia and Rwanda. The second includes situations where the end of violence and the post-conflict agenda were...

This 18 month pilot project tested for activities that could scale up and help youths and women establish profitable agribusinesses in the fish and poultry sector. For evaluation, the research identified three levels of criteria for assessing business launches; a) acquisition of resources to...

Developing Evaluation and Communication Capacity in Information Societies Research (DECI-2) supports research projects funded by the Networked Economies (NE) programme in Utilisation Focussed Evaluation (UFE) and Research Communication (ResCom). The evaluation centred primarily on interviewing...

Large scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) impact women: loss of rights and access to land, water resources, fuel wood, adequate shelter, compensation and livelihood. The study looks at three sub-Saharan African countries (Cameroon, Ghana and Uganda) each having different land tenure regimes. Since...

Sierra Leone's civil war resulted in the deaths of more than 100,000 people. Key issues around international assistance in the search for peace serve as crucial barometers in assessing how the past might predict the future of the country. This study posits that efforts to address four issues...

A pilot project worked with seven existing IDRC-funded projects to investigate the implementation of data management and sharing requirements amongst development research projects. The seven projects, which were selected to achieve a diversity of project types, locations, host institutions and...

Somalia and Somaliland have taken contrasting routes in the process of state building. While Somalia followed peacebuilding and state building projects from the top down, largely externally-imposed from the international community, Somaliland pursued state building and peacebuilding processes...

Governance of social protection programmes in developing countries need to ensure that community members and state institutions have the resources to effectively engage with each other. This dissertation examines how the community-based targeting methods and mechanism (CBTM) that was utilized in...

This thesis study findings suggest four drivers of the differential perceptions of weather and climate change: short- versus long-term risk orientation; self-perceived adaptive capacity; tension between experiential and expert knowledge; and individual worldview. The concept of "climate change...

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