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  1. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Lesotho

    After more than 35 years, the elected
    local government system in Lesotho was reestablished in 2005
    through the election of the Local Authorities, i.e. the
    Community and District Councils (CCs and DCs). Across the
    political spectrum, the political will to move forward was
    at its peak. An exemplary campaign to educate the entire
    population as to the purposes and functioning of the new
    Local Authorities, and the electoral process preceded the

  2. Library Resource
    April, 2014
    Sierra Leone

    The topic of this paper is, in the words
    of one reviewer, 'one of the most discussed
    sociological and societal issues in African studies: the
    relationship between traditional institutions and new
    institutions'. Often in such discussions, the
    'traditional' and 'modern' are framed as
    if in opposition to one another, and debate centers on
    whether and to what extent tradition should cede to

  3. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Egypt

    The objective of this paper is to
    present a succinct and up-to-date review of the urban sector
    in Egypt, with a focus on issues for which there is new
    insight or emerging government interest. The two main themes
    of the report are the challenges facing the urban sector and
    the policy implications at various levels of government.
    Some of the reports mains findings are: urbanization in
    Egypt takes on forms and processes which are not well

  4. Library Resource
    September, 2014
    Sierra Leone

    This report presents an analysis of
    the Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs and policies
    which affect young children in Sierra Leone. This report is
    part of a series of reports prepared by the World Bank using
    the SABER-ECD framework. The country report includes
    analysis of early learning, health, nutrition and social and
    child protection policies and interventions in Sierra Leone,
    along with regional and international comparisons. The

  5. Library Resource
    December, 2014
    Somalia

    Development and humanitarian actors
    currently engaged in Somalia face the challenge of
    delivering assistance in such a way that it is supportive of
    peace and state building, addresses the acute vulnerability,
    and dependence of large shares of the population while
    operating in a still insecure and changing environment.
    Forced displacement is a key feature of the current
    political economy context of Somalia. The necessity of

  6. Library Resource
    March, 2014
    Malawi

    Across the developing world, public
    goods exert significant impacts on the local rural economy
    in general and agricultural productivity and welfare
    outcomes in particular. Economic and social-cultural
    heterogeneity have, however, long been documented as
    detrimental to collective capacity to provide public goods.
    In particular, women are often under-represented in local
    leadership and decision-making processes, as are young

  7. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Sierra Leone

    This First Phase Report on Sierra Leone
    growth poles is the result of a 9 months consultative
    process led by the Office of the President which
    specifically requested that the output of this diagnostic be
    in an engaging format. The fundamental concept of growth
    poles is that they exploit agglomeration economies and
    spillover effects to spread resulting prosperity from the
    core of the pole to the periphery. At the basis of this

  8. Library Resource
    April, 2014
    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Motivations behind the extreme brutality
    used in many cases of rape in the context of armed conflict
    in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains poorly
    understood and under-researched. This study has been
    conducted in partnership with the Non-Governmental
    Organization (NGO) vivo international, to determine
    individual motivations, as well as strategic or tactical
    aspects of sexual violence of different armed groups and

  9. Library Resource
    July, 2014
    Burundi

    With limited land, capital, and a fast
    growing population, Burundi's main asset is its
    youthful population. Its main challenge is also to create
    good quality jobs for its youth. With low levels of
    educational attainment and poor health status, the quality
    of this young population is poor. After more than 13 years
    of conflict ending in 2000, and a period of modest recovery,
    Burundi has the opportunity to stimulate growth. Burundi is

  10. Library Resource
    June, 2014
    Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique

    This report summarizes the key themes
    and findings from three in-depth case studies of EET
    programs in Ghana, Kenya, and Mozambique. Each case study
    produced rich information on the programs context, the
    landscape of programs in each country, and the qualitative
    insights from local EET stakeholders. This report
    synthesizes information from across the case studies to
    analyze the extent to which these countries programs are

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