How Effective Is the World Bank at Targeting Sub-National Poverty in Africa ?How Effective Is the World Bank at Targeting Sub-National Poverty in Africa ? A Foray into the Murky World of Geo-Coded Data
How efficiently is aid allocated to reduce poverty ? This question was explored over a decade ago in a paper by the economists Paul Collier and David Dollar. Their definition of a poverty-efficient allocation included, among other elements, the simple maxim that to maximize poverty reduction, “aid should be given to countries with large amounts of poverty.” When actual (...)High Rate of Ratifications of OAU-AU Treaties Witnessed under the Auspices the African UnionAddis Ababa, 20 May 2013
In a few days, African Heads of States will be gathering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and the African Union (AU). Since 1963, the OAU-AU has adopted a number of treaties, the most recent being the Establishment Agreement of the African Risk Capacity, a Specialized Agency of the African Union established for the primary purpose of mitigating the effects of drought on the (...)Secrecy in Oil, Gas and Mining Conspires Against Economic DevelopmentCitizens in Developing Countries Do Not Fully Benefit From Trillions in Natural Resources
The lives of over a billion citizens could be transformed if their governments managed their oil, gas and minerals in a more open, accountable manner, according to the Resource Governance Index released today by the Revenue Watch Institute.
The Index measures the transparency and accountability in the oil, gas and mining sector of 58 countries worldwide and finds that the vast majority surveyed fail (...)Union Panafricaine des Avocats - Bulletin d’information de Avril 2013Le parlement du Soudan ratifie la Charte africaine de la démocratie, les élections et la gouvernanceSudan’s national assembly has ratified the African Charter on Democracy, Elections, and Governance (ACDEG).
The charter was adopted by the 8th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, held in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2007.
It was developed as part of the AU’s stated emphasis on promoting democracy and good governance in member states. It came into force on 15 February 2012.
The charter contains some provisions which allows the AU to intervene in the respective states to (...)Pan African Parliament to play a greater Legislative functionJohannesburg, 6 May, 2013 : The Pan African Parliament has been invited to increase its critical leadership role and exercise greater legislative and oversight functions. AU Commission Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama both trumpeted the call as they addressed the opening of the 2nd Ordinary session of the Pan African Parliament, PAP. The PAP is an organ of the African Union which 235 Parliamentary representatives (...)Why good governance should be included in the post-2015 agendaGood governance didn’t make it to the Millennium Development Goals when the United Nations established them in 2000, but today, a civil society organization argues there is no reason why fighting against corruption and making public officials accountable should not be included in the post-2015 agenda.
By Jenny Lei Ravelo on 30 April 2013ACHPR/Res.235 (LIII) 2013 : Resolution on Transitional Justice in AfricaThe African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission), meeting at its 53rd Ordinary Session held from 9 to 23 April 2013 in Banjul, The Gambia ;
Recalling its mandate to promote and protect fundamental human rights ; Deeply concerned by the scourge of armed conflicts and political crises in Africa, accompanied by serious and massive human rights violations, which are often characterised by impunity ;
Considering that the various African legal instruments contain several (...)11th Extraordinary Summit of EAC Heads of StateJOINT COMMUNIQUÉ
1. THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY HEADS OF STATE, THEIR EXCELLENCIES PRESIDENT YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA, PRESIDENT PIERRE NKURUNZIZA OF THE REPUBLIC OF BURUNDI, PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA, PRESIDENT JAKAYA MRISHO KIKWETE OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA AND RT. HON. DR. PIERRE DAMIEN HABUMUREMYI, PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA HELD THE 11TH EXTRAORDINARY SUMMIT OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY HEADS OF STATE AT THE (...)Dix ans du MAEP « Un travail considérable abattu »Le Mécanisme africain d’évaluation par les pairs (MAEP) a dix ans. Une occasion que les chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement, participant au MAEP ont saisie pour faire une rétrospective et une introspection de l’institution et ce, afin d’améliorer le mécanisme pour en accroître l’impact sur la gouvernance. Au Burkina Faso, une série d’activités a été organisée, du 17 au 20 avril, pour commémorer l’événement. Et le petit-déjeuner de presse, organisé le 18 avril 2013 par le secrétariat permanent, a consisté à faire (...)