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The National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (NARC) came to power in Kenya in early 2003 after an election in which it had promised, among other things, to end corruption, institute free primary education, democratize the constitution, and foster economic... Read more
BP29: People’s development agenda and Government’s policy performance in Zimbabwe
In mid-May 2005, the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ) launched, with little advance warning, a massive ‘urban clean up’ campaign. The exercise was code-named “Operation Murambatsvina/ Restore Order” hereafter referred to as OM. Murambatsvina is a Shona word... Read more
BP27: Support for democracy and democratic institutions in Zimbabwe
Zimbabweans exhibit solid support for democracy but never seem to get enough of it. This is according to survey results from Afrobarometer Round 3. Read more
Kenya’s NARC government rode to victory in the 2002 elections in part on the coalition’s promise to tackle the country’s deeply-rooted corruption problem. Prior to the transition, Kenya was perceived as a virtual international pariah due to extreme... Read more
Three years ago, Kenya held it’s third multiparty election since 1992. To the delight of many, it finally led to a long awaited political transition, bringing an end to the long reign of Daniel Arap Moi and the even longer rule of his KANU political... Read more
L’accès à des services de base (eau, électricité, éducation, santé, etc.) conditionne le bien-être de la population. Mais il convient de souligner tout particulièrement le cercle vertueux que l’accès aux services de base est susceptible d’enclencher, ou... Read more
Comme de nombreux pays du continent africain, Madagascar s’est engagé au début des années 1990 dans un processus de démocratisation. Cette mutation s’inscrit dans un processus plus large à l’échelle du monde, qui a été qualifié de troisième vague de... Read more
Au cours des dernières années, les questions de corruption, et plus généralement de gouvernance, ont été placées au cœur des politiques publiques, au motif que la réussite des réformes en cours ne dépendaient pas seulement du contenu des politiques... Read more
Dans le cadre des nouvelles stratégies de réduction de la pauvreté (initiatives DSRP, PPTE), l’importance de la participation de la population à l’élaboration et au suivi des politiques mises en œuvres est soulignée. Read more
The 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana that came into effect in January 1993 provides the basic charter for the country's fourth attempt at republican democratic government since independence in 1957. It declares Ghana to be a unitary... Read more