These pages offer ODI resources relating to the Africa Commission Report.
Infrastructure in Africa: The UK Commission for Africa Report and a Role for Private Engineering Contractors
The Report of the Commission for Africa recommends an increase in aid expenditure on infrastructure of up to $150billion over the next ten years. The Report positions engineering services companies principally as ‘performance contractors’, not investors....
Should we provide a guarantee that no child will be brain-damaged by malnutrition in Africa if money can prevent it?
'It is not an exaggeration to say that a third of Africa's children are brain-damaged as a result, with major long-term effects on learning, health and productivity.'
Scaling up versus Absorptive Capacity: Challenges and Opportunities for Reaching the MDGs in Africa.
This paper looks at how increased aid flows can be best utilised.
Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development, examines the content of the Commission for Africa Report and the UK response to it.
'The Millennium Project report Investing in Development invites developing countries to formulate expenditure plans based on what they will need to reach the Millennium Development Goals. Additional aid needed will be very substantial, even after allowing...
'When leaders from developed and developing nations meet at the 'High-Level Forum on Harmonisation and Alignment for Aid Effectiveness', to be held at the end of February in Paris, their challenge will be to come up with concrete proposals to...
This paper is a discussion of the role of gender issues in social protection policies, strategies and programmes, and as such it shows that vulnerabilities to risk vary significantly by gender.
Provides background information and analysis on the relevance of rights-based approaches (RBAs) to development for the provision of social protection (SP) in developing countries, supported through international development assistance.
This paper discusses the connections between basic services and social protection, focusing on health (including nutrition), education, water and sanitation, and safety, security and access to justice (SSAJ).
Conflict and Social Protection: Social Protection in Situations of Violent Conflict and its Aftermath
This paper considers in particular the role of social protection in the aftermath of war, in what are commonly referred to (sometimes misleadingly) as ‘post-conflict’ contexts.
The objective of this paper is to inform DFID’s position paper on social protection about the ways in which food security issues should be taken into account in developing social protection policies, strategies and programmes.
Through a review of current understandings of the impact of HIV/AIDS and a brief analysis of emerging new perspectives on social protection, this paper demonstrates why it is important for policymakers and practitioners to explore the implications of HIV/AIDS...