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October 18, 2017

Chinese official development assistance (ODA)boosts economic growth in recipient countries study finds.

Authors: Dreher, Axel and Fuchs, Andreas and Parks, Bradley and Strange, Austin M. and Tierney, Michael J., October 2017. The new study finds that Chinese official development assistance (ODA) boosts economic growth in recipient countries. But find no robust evidence that World Bank aid promotes growth. The authors use a new dataset of official financing Read more…

March 17, 2017

Stopping postharvest food losses by scaling African-made low-tech cooling units

Written By. Abdi Latif Dahir Africa Innovators: March 13, 2017 Read Article here. The United Nations humanitarian chief announced the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945 with more than 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria at risk of starvation and famine. “To be Read more…

August 21, 2016

Technology will drive scientific progress in Africa not the other way round

While basic scientific research is still relevant in Africa, its relevance is enhanced when linked to efforts to solve daily problems argues Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development at Harvard Kennedy School   For example, in transportation, it is one thing to conduct basic research in material sciences. But the quickest way Read more…