Tag: tackling

Africa: Tackling Illicit Financial Flows, a Matter of Survival for Africa’s Development

June 20, 2021
Addressing IFFs requires tackling imbalance in the international financial and trade systems, and confronting weak institutions According to the Economic Development in Africa Report 2020 by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Africa loses about US$88.6 billion, 3.7 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP), annually in illicit financial flows. The High-Level

Africa: Tackling One of Africa’s Greatest Enemies – Drought

March 28, 2021
Susan Ojochide (from Nigeria), talks about her research that will contribute to tackling one of Africa’s worst enemies – drought: Tell us about yourself. Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Kwara State, western Nigeria and I grew up in Kano State, northern Nigeria. What inspired you about

South Africa: Policies Go Some Way to Tackling Poverty and Inequality. but More Is Needed

January 16, 2021
South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world. More than 50% of the population live in poverty. Despite notable gains in poverty reduction post-apartheid, poverty levels have remained consistently highest among women, black South Africans, people with disabilities, and those living in rural areas. The government has committed itself to addressing