Tag Archives: development

Why development is the best way to win elections

Nic Cheeseman

In his column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman argues that those who wish to gain and hold onto power in Kenya should concentrate on local development. Development, rather than ethnicity or personal weatlh and status will pay off at the polls.

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Is there a developmental model of the internet emerging in Africa?


In this article, Iginio Gagliardone and Frederick Golooba-Mutebi explore the approach that Rwanda and Ethiopia have been taking towards information and communications technology (ICT), and ask whether we could be seeing the emergence of a developmental model of the internet. Frederick is a Political Scientist and Senior Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research in […]

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Poor numbers – how we are misled by African development statistics and what to do about it.

Poor Numbers

Are we too eager to build economic models and development policies and too slow to look at the quality of the data that underwrites them? In his new book, Poor Numbers. How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It‘ Morton Jerven explores the issue

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H.E. Gov Fashola Speaks on Development and Democracy in Nigeria

His Excellency Babatunde Fashola, Governor of Lagos State, came to Oxford on Monday to talk about how he has set about reforming Lagos—one of the biggest and most important cities in Africa—and to hear the results of research into the impact of his policies conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford. Delivering the Special […]

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