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",...

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...

DEMOCRACY CAPTURE & THE SHADOW STATE IN AFRICA – DOWNLOAD THE...

On World Democracy Day, 15 September 2021, the Centre for Democratic Development and Democracy in Africa will join forces to release two...

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 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...