Archive October 2018

Communications as a Strategic Management Function

It’s simple: strategic communication is at the centre of everything. You can’t execute a strategy if you can’t communicate about it. Even so, communications in international development is not a strategic management function. Instead, its position in relation to strategic planning is mostly an afterthought, a cost rather than an investment. I challenge this misconception

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Is Africa’s growing population a threat to the Sustainable Development Goals?

Is Africa’s growing population a threat to the Sustainable Development Goals?

Martin Namasaka argues that exploiting the stalled fertility transition to meet the SDGs in African countries is contingent on improving public health and educational institutions and promoting the informal and agricultural sectors. Recent estimates of Africa’s population indicate that in less than three generations, 41% of the world’s youth will be African (Ibrahim, 2012). Proponents of

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Financial Sector Development in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

Financial Sector Development in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

In this article, Martin Namasaka argues that while infrastructure development and peace-building efforts are key prerequisites to address fragile states vulnerability issues, building an inclusive financial sector, as part of a well-coordinated effort between development partners, offers the promise to bring fragile states back on the path of financial stability and growth. “We have resources, perhaps

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