The agricultural sector in Tanzania is changing dramatically. Various attempts have taken place to formalize property rights in rural areas. The aim is to secure access to land for small holder farmers and to encourage investment in agriculture. How successful have these initiatives been? How do they affect poverty?
Professor Howard Stein from the University of Michigan, USA, visits the Institute. His lecture in English is open for the public and no registration is needed.
Thursday November 6, at 15.15–17.00 at NAI, Villavägen 6, Uppsala. Invitation (pdf opens i new window).
Extreme inequality, corruption and a dysfunctional state have raised the temperature in Nigeria to boiling point. Religious differences, however, are not the main reason for the ascent of the extremist group Boko Haram, NAI researcher Henrik Angerbrandts argues.
Despite competition from private universities, public universities in Ethiopia are still considered to be the best. In theory, private colleges and universities should be able to compete on equal terms with public universities. However, according to NAI researcher Getnet Fetene, this is not the case. He will present his research on Higher Education in Ethiopia during the Crismo-seminar 22 October at NAI.
Our Senior Researcher Ole Martin Gaasholt’s head was buzzing with warnings about being attacked or kidnapped when he returned to Northern Mali. He created smoke-screens and avoided the guys on motorbikes, but the real danger lied somewhere else. Read his blog post.
The inability of Nigerian authorities to handle Boko Haram gives the antagonism increasingly religous characteristics. This according to Henrik Angerbrandt, researcher at NAI, in the latest issue of the publication Världspolitikens dagsfrågor published by the Swedish Institute of Foreign Affairs.
'Understanding Namibia', by NAI senior advisor Henning Melber, has been called the most substantial report ever on independent Namibia. It provides a frank account of a state that shook off colonial rule but has yet to see the fruits of independence distributed evenly among its people.