Improving community development by linking agriculture, nutrition and education : design of a randomised trial of home-grown school feeding in Mali

Abstract: This paper describes the design of an impact study for the home-grown school feeding (HGSF) programme in Mali. It will determine the impact of school feeding sourced from smallholder farmers on smallholder food security, on accountability, and on school children’s education, health and nutrition. Author(s): Masset, Edoardo; Gelli, Aulo Source(s): , Trials; Vol. 14,…

Managing informality : local government practices and approaches towards the informal economy : learning examples from five African countries

Abstract: This report presents six case studies from across different African countries – including Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania – featuring local governments’ utilization of innovative approaches to better manage the informal economy or sector thereof in their localities. Author(s): David, Susanne Source(s): , 97 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2012 South African…

Development as a collective action problem : addressing the real challenges of African governance : synthesis report

Abstract: Experiences with local justice in Ghana and education reform in the Sahel show that development is best seen as a multi-layered collective action problem. Development assistance should be designed so as to support local problem-solving and adapting state programmes to local values and preferences. Author(s): Booth, David Source(s): , xi, 117 p., ill., graphs…

Women in search of citizenship : experiences from West Africa

Abstract: This book provides insights into what gender inclusive citizenship means as a practice, what can be achieved when it is promoted and what role participatory action research can play. It shares the experiences of women in local communities devising ways to exercise their citizenship. Author(s): Imam, Ayesha; Kamminga, Evelien Source(s): , 127 p., ill.,…

Global uncertainties : security in an Africa of networked, multi-level governance

Abstract: This research programme (2009-2012) of conflict management in Africa is built on the observation that all governance (esp. in Africa) is multi-levelled and networked – from the village to the international organisation, and well beyond what is specified in formal government structures. Author(s): IDS Source(s): , Published: 2012 Institute of development studies (IDS), Brighton…

Mali : food security and land governance factsheet

Abstract: This factsheet contains information on the regulatory land governance framework in Mali, including land tenure forms, the institutional land governance framework, gender, foreign direct investment, land grabbing, national policy, and donor support. Author(s): Heegde, Martijn De; Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Porchet, Nicholas Source(s): , 7 p., ill., tabs Published: 2011 Land governance for equitable and…

Agrarian change below the radar screen : rising farmland acquisitions by domestic investors in west Africa : results from a survey in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger

Abstract: The results of a 2010 survey on the acquisition of rural land by agro-investors in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are presented. It is argued that local and customary authorities, as well as farmer organizations need to screen intentions of presumed investors and build in safeguards. Author(s): Hilhorst, Dorothea H.M.; Nelen, Joost; Traoré,…