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Volatile Ethnic Conflict in the Sahel

11.24.2020
There is no viable development without peace, and there is no sustainable peace without development.  In the Sahel, security has long been at the heart of development challenges and includes a constantly evolving set of stakeholders and complexities. The G5 Sahel countries – Mali, Ma...

Unstable Ground: Analyzing Kenya’s Property Markets

10.19.2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance for countries to build robust domestic institutions that can provide equitable economic and social opportunities. For instance, in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, mass government evictions earlier this year displaced more than 5,000 people, putting the...

The Future of Business in Mathare, Kenya

09.22.2020
DOWNLOAD: Policy Brief – Working Spaces in Mathare Critical for the Future of Business DOWNLOAD: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Mapping in Mathare – Synthesis Report   Mathare is one of the largest and oldest informal settlements in Nairobi County. Already known for its high levels of ...

Investigating Intersections: Spatial-Inequality, Incentives, and Informality

08.27.2020
Informality poses unique challenges to democracy and development practitioners. The informal sector, those working and living outside of the legally regulated, licensed, and incorporated private sector, can be inefficient, less productive, and ungovernable. Practitioners must pay attention to these ...

The Private Sector: A Key Development Partner in the Sahel

08.25.2020
The Sahel region in Africa is a study in contrasts. On one hand, it has among the world’s youngest population and largest reserves of natural resources, including oil, natural gas, gold, and other precious stones, woods, and metals. On the other hand, the region is home to some of the ...
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