This paper looks at the role of public-private collaborations, specifically public-private partnerships (PPPs), in enabling secure and inclusive rural economies.
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Published by: Practical Action Publishing
Based on field work in Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda and Ghana, in the paper we provide new evidence that young people’s engagement with savings groups in Africa is deeply embedded in networks of family and social relations. Savings group members rely on money that is given to them by husbands, boyfriends and parents in order to save, and give some of their shareouts and loans to family and friends.
Published by: Elsevier
An enabling environment for malnutrition reduction includes creating policy and political momentum, and converting momentum to implementation and impact.
Challenges in Reinvigorating and Upgrading DSpace-based Institutional Repositories: A University of Zambia (UNZA) Library Case Study
Published by: IDS
The University of Zambia established an institutional repository (IR) in order to archive and make available to the research community the university’s intellectual output using DSpace. This paper describes the rationale behind the implementation of an IR, the equipment and software used to digitise the materials.
Identifying Opportunities to Improve Governance of Aquatic Agricultural Systems through Participatory Action Research
Challenges of governance often constitute critical obstacles to efforts to equitably improve livelihoods in social-ecological systems. Yet often, these challenges go unspoken, or are viewed as fixed parts of the context, beyond the scope of influence of agricultural, development, or natural resource management initiatives.
Published by: Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative
How can research evidence influence policy and practice? This Learning Guide seeks to draw out some of the key lessons from on successful approaches and impact lessons on effective use of research evidence to engage policy and practice.
Published by: Taylor & Francis Online
In this introductory paper we review historic and contemporary development of sugar cane production across the southern Africa. We argue that the region’s sugar industry provides a useful lens through which to understand current dynamics of corporate capital and agricultural production in Africa.
Evidence from three models of land and agricultural commercialisation: Impacts on local livelihoods in Zambia
Zambia needs to undergo structural transformation triggered by increased agricultural and rural labour productivity if it is to achieve...