Randomized controlled trials: Opportunities and limitations for evidence-based policymaking in Africa

The past twelve months have been discouraging for international efforts to tackle poverty, and Africa is no exception. The African Development Bank...

How climate change causes insecurity among vulnerable groups in Africa

“I was hopeful that my 30-year-old daughter would build me a decent house since this one can collapse anytime, but the finality...

Taking lives: Living in Kleptoland?

The struggle of a mother living in a Luandan slum is one that requires all her might, each day, just to keep...

Reconciling democracy and development: Reflections from a life of research

Oda van Cranenburgh recently retired from Leiden University after a career of researching the politics of what are often called "developing countries",...

The Role of Education in Women’s Political Participation in Kenya

Governments, researchers and stakeholders have often recognized education as the single most potent instrument for the emancipation of marginalised groups and for...