Sub-Saharan Africa

COUNTRY: Burundi PROJECT: Designing the 2012 Partners Conference & Strategy WHAT:
  • Designed Burundi's 2012 Partners' Conference agenda including priorities for public and private investment
  • Conducted a stakeholder map and balance sheet
  • Created a process for policy dialogue and design implementation roadmap

COUNTRY: Kenya PROJECT: Building Accountability Systems - Support for Capacity Building WHAT:
  • Created partnerships and facilitated donor policy
  • Analyzed accountability issues

COUNTRY: Liberia PROJECT: Reconciliation, Development & International Engagement - Recommendations for State-Building WHAT:
  • Synthesis of donor, government and independent reports and analyses
  • In-country study of key governance and economic challenges

COUNTRY: Sierra Leone PROJECT: From Changing Attitudes to Changing Outcomes – Taking Stock & Advancing State-Building WHAT:
  • Invited by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to conduct stakeholder inquiry, asset mapping and institutional and organizational analysis
  • Identified key assets, possible scenarios describing potential future trajectories of the country and frameworks for state-building, market-building and citizen approaches in the Sierra Leonean context
  • Delivered recommendations for government action to capitalize on strengths and consolidate gains made since the cessation of conflict, and to open pathways to economic development

COUNTRY: Somalia PROJECT: From Vision to Implementation - Supporting the Open Moment for Institution Building WHAT:
  • Called in by the new President in 2012 to design a process for transitioning vision and policies to implementation
  • Approached by Somali actors across municipalities, ministries, private sector, academia and civil society for input
  • Pioneered independent assessments of assets and capabilities within private sector

COUNTRY: South Sudan PROJECT: Priority Decisions for a New Government - Assisting Leadership with the Transition WHAT:
  • Called in by President-elect Garang and then successor Kiir to advise on a strategy for the new country
  • Facilitated dialogue and stakeholder inquiry
  • Focused on extractive resources, accountability systems, designing and implementing programs across the government, private sector and civil society
  • The Case of Transformation in Mozambique

    Mozambique is now one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. What were the key steps in its path from Civil War, through one party state system and centrally planned socialist economy, to multiparty constitutional democracy? How were the efforts of the country’s internal leadership supported by the international donor community?  Why is the country considered an.. Read more

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  • Nobody Owes Us Anything: Self-Destruction to Self-Reliance in Rwanda (2010)

    How has Rwanda generated uniquely Rwandan solutions through leveraging its assets to national regeneration? What were the key elements of the Rwandan government’s reform program, and how did it balance robust economic growth with reconciling the country’s dark legacy?  We explain how, even though the country has yet to balance security and stability with individual.. Read more

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  • Guinea-Bissau: Translating Potential into Reality

    Current approaches in the Guinea-Bissau reached an impasse as the government struggled to balance competing urgent needs, the population’s desire for tangible change, and longer term institutional reform. This paper suggests a new approach whose central aims are state, market and civil society building. It proposes a set of short-term priorities, highlights opportunities for the.. Read more

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  • Sierra Leone: From Changing Attitudes to Changing Outcomes

    This article assesses the remarkable progress Sierra Leone has made since the civil war ended in 2002: the consolidation of its political system; improved security; and the establishment of a solid basis for decentralized governance. It considers the challenge government faces to maintain service delivery, consolidate institutional reform, and continue its forward momentum as the.. Read more

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  • Preliminary Country Report and Ideas: Liberia

    This paper assesses Liberia’s political and economic process since its civil war ended in 2003, and explains the convergence of factors that subsequently led to an ‘open moment’ with potential for constructive change. It identifies the three key drivers of that change and sets out priority tasks to drive and accelerate the process.

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  • Country Report: Sudan

    This paper considers the prospects of peace for Southern Sudan and how it would enable major economic development. It examines the nature of the challenge, current assets, major stakeholders and urgent issues.  It then outlines how three alternative scenarios might emerge. It advocates government’s introduction of a six-year goal, divided into specific annual targets with.. Read more

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