GGA’s Stuart Mbanyele on the importance of good governance within municipalities

In the run-up to South Africa’s Local Government Elections on 1 November 2021, it is apparent that municipalities are...

Climate finance and COP26 – A key issue for Africa

After being postponed by a year due to COVID-19, the United Kingdom will host the long-anticipated 26th annual United...

New breeding swarms of desert locusts pose major threat to food security in Horn of Africa and Yemen

In 2020, East Africa experienced its worst desert locust outbreak in 25 years — in 70 years for Kenya — which put...

SA municipal elections – Unpacking the coalition puzzle

As the 1 November 2021 date for the local government elections (LGE) draws closer, calls for coalition politics are...

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The Africa Governance Papers aim to solve the problem of young African academics often not having access to the world of peer-reviewed publishing.

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Governance Insights and Analytics (GIA)

The GIA team is the primary custodian of the Africa Digital Databank (ADD), a dynamic and integrated store of data relevant to governance. In addition to ensuring that the ADD functions optimally for our clients’ needs, we build research products such as Intelligence Reports for the private sector. For more bespoke research requirements, we offer advisory services. The team also provides data visualization support and analytics to the other research streams.

Human Security and Climate Change  (HSCC)

The HSCC team explores the nexus between violent conflict, extremisms and climate change. Climate change is the single biggest challenge of our age, exacerbating and accelerating pre-existing challenges, of which pandemics like C-19 are only one. Africa bears the brunt of the impact burden, and our HSCC team is dedicated to building policy solutions that help African countries to secure greater human security in the midst of these challenges.

Natural Resource Governance (NRG)

Africa is blessed with substantial natural resource endowments. In the absence of strong governance institutions, these resources have, with a few important exceptions, been extracted in a way that generates rents for a small elite at the expense of citizen welfare. Our NRG team is dedicated to realizing the Africa Mining Vision and championing governance initiatives in the extractive industries that will turn the resource curse into a resource blessing.

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The GDI team performs the role of monitoring and evaluating governance performance across the continent. We track elections, providing expert analysis on their credibility and whether they are free and fair. We hold governments to account through calling for transparency and sensible resource allocation for the benefit of citizens. Simultaneously, we equip civil society with high-quality content with which to exercise their voice and constrain elite abuse of power.

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