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Is Africa’s Recent Economic Growth Sustainable?
Two competing narratives are used to describe the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa over the last fifteen years. On the one hand, GDP growth has been relatively rapid, almost 5 percent a year, despite the 2008-2009 global economic crisis, and is expected to increase to 6 .. + More Details
THE NEW HARVEST: AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION IN AFRICA
This book argues that sustaining African economic prosperity will require significant efforts to modernize the continent’s economy through the application of science and technology in agriculture. In other words, agriculture needs to be viewed as a knowledge-based .. + More Details
AFRICA IN THEIR WORDS; A Study of Chinese Traders in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia and Angola
This study is perhaps the first to investigate and compare the perceptions of Chinese traders in a systematic way, across several African countries. The Brenthurst Foundation conducted nearly 200 in-depth interviews with Chinese traders in five countries in Southern .. + More Details
African Can Help Feed Africa: Removing Barriers to Regional Trade in Food Staples
BARRIERS ALONG THE VALUE CHAIN constrain regional trade and drive a gap between producer and consumer prices and increase price variability. TO MAKE MARKETS FOR STAPLES MORE EFFICIENT and less risky there is need to reform institutions and invest in their capacity. POLI .. + More Details
What is Hadithi?
Hadithi is an online repository of open access (OA) research for university students, academics and researchers. We build partnerships with OA publishers across the world, obtain their content and then host it on our platform.
While several research and educational institutions have implemented OA policies and created institutional repositories, there still isn't any general repository that curates, collects content and maintains it on one platform. We intend to fill that gap.
Our mission is to maximize the impact of academic research while engaging communities of learning and making societies critically conscious through increased access to quality academic information. In particular, we see our platform as a stepping stone toward enabling equal rights to education for students in developing countries.
We believe that improved access to academic research has multiple benefits: it provides a wealth of information into the public arena for any interested citizen, encourages peer-to-peer learning, enables rich discussions within communities, nurtures an environment of increased creativity and innovation and (most importantly) leads to more transparent societies.