How history shows us that accountability is key to succesful development...

One of the greatest single development projects ever undertaken in Africa turned into one of the greatest failures and biggest financial scandals...

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...

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...
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki

A Portrait: Isaias Afwerki, The Man & The Dictator

Following a series of interviews with former colleagues, this is an attempt to profile one of Africa's most reclusive and authoritarian leaders....

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...