Implementation of Africa’s development agenda necessitates research that produces actionable insights for policy makers on the continent. LDRI’s approach to policy research has a strong bias towards immediately actionable outputs whose implementation we are committed to support.
In the recent past, we have studied Kenya’s long-term development plan, Vision 2030, and it’s medium term plan as a framework for implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals. The next phase of the study shall explore similar frameworks in two more African countries in order understand the interface between international development agendas and the nation state’s development planning and implementation mechanisms.
LDRI’s team has also explored a possible framework for assessing resilience-building programs in Africa as part of on-going research on agricultural resilience. The blog posts can be read here
During the next five years, LDRI will study the implementation of CAADP and how it contributes to ending hunger, poverty and reducing inequality in Africa. We will also be studying the state of data on the continent with specific focus on the capability of member states to plan implementation and track progress of interventions to address the targets of both Agenda 2063 and the SDGs.
The challenge of food security is one that successive Kenyan government administrations have grappled with since independence. With only 10.2% of arable land in Kenya, discussions on food security are a norm in the country. These deliberations fall within the greater African ambit. Despite having larger tracts of undeveloped land, Africa’s soils have poor soil structure, unable […]
In our first post of the series, we established our compound working definition for ‘developmental state’ as we explore the context within which a data revolution would play out in Africa; “A developmental state is one whose ideological underpinnings enable it to act with authority, credibility and legitimacy in making deliberate and serious attempts to […]
Anyone who has made, even a cursory search, of the term ‘developmental state’ will immediately notice the predominant examples of south East Asian countries as models for developmental states. Over the years, with the South East Asian countries as the primary frame of reference, a number of prominent researchers have put forward definitions for the […]
A great deal is changing in the media landscape in Africa. Despite the difficulties faced by journalists when covering stories of great interest to citizens and of vital importance to the strengthening of democracy, the industry still continues to grow. Some of this growth is on the crest of a surge in internet adoption and […]