Africa

Report

11 Oct 2018

Combating illegal wildelife trade and further pursuing conservation-development models could help generate considerable economic benefits for African countries, while ensuring the long-term preservation of Africa’s wealth of natural capital.

Report

2 Aug 2018

Well-planned dams can bring considerable economic benefits and improve water, food and energy security. They can also have the opposite effect if they are poorly planned or maintained.

Commentary

24 Jul 2018

The rising death toll in the Mediterranean reflects a deeper problem with European policy towards irregular migrants.

Report

19 Jul 2018

The food security of the Gulf states is heavily dependent on foreign imports. Europe and the Americas have been the traditional markets supplying food to them, but recent developments in sub-Saharan Africa may encourage Gulf investors to embrace potential opportunities in Africa.

Report

21 Jun 2018

This report recommends that Austrade actively monitor and promote non-extractive trade and investment opportunities in Africa to Australian businesses and that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade review Australia's diplomatic representation in Africa, with a view to applying new methods of operation.

Report

12 Jun 2018

This paper argues that depending on the choices that its members make, the emergence of an African middle class will either assist the development of African agriculture or further increase the continent’s reliance on food imports.

Report

22 Mar 2018

This paper argues that if African countries can successfully harness their demography to drive economic growth, the continent will rapidly develop, leading to greater reductions in food insecurity.

Book

21 Mar 2018

The authors in this interdisciplinary collection draw on their in‑depth knowledge of peacebuilding and development contexts in different parts of Asia, the Pacific and Africa to examine the messy and dynamic realities of hybridity ‘on the ground’.

Report

13 Feb 2018

This Strategic Insight looks beyond our region and beyond China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative (BRI) to highlight how China is expanding its influence in Africa and the Middle East.

Report

1 Feb 2018

Despite trouble spots, there are grounds for long-term optimism in the development of African agriculture.

Report

23 Nov 2017

This report explores the correlation between the drivers of violent extremism and the different activities undertaken throughout a mining project’s life cycle in order to identify potential risks and opportunities.

Report

23 Nov 2017

This paper examines how the Australian mining sector should step up efforts aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) in Africa.

Report

Six case studies on Facebook's internet "On Ramp" initiative from Africa, Asia and Latin America
27 Jul 2017

When Facebook launched its 'Free Basics' app aimed at helping people without Internet access, they said that the app would serve as an “on ramp” to using the whole global Internet. This research by Global Voices suggests that in contrast to this claim, the app...

Report

6 Jul 2017

With the purported aim of saving lives at sea by preventing dangerous crossings, European governments have provided the Libyan coastguard with training and assets and have encouraged it to intercept refugees and migrant boats trying to reach international waters.

Journal article

17 Mar 2017

Drawing from in-depth interviews and existing literature on Kenyan constitutional reform struggles, this paper illustrates how alliances between the different identities and movements were forged to allow for a common struggle.

Systematic review

1 Mar 2017

What effects do certification schemes for sustainable agricultural production have on household and individual well-being in low- and middle-income countries? This systematic review suggests the results are mixed, but identify contextual factors that may influence positive outcomes.

Book

5 Oct 2016

In 2017 it will be Australia’s turn to chair the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KP), an international organisation set up to regulate the trade in diamonds. Diamonds are a symbol of love, purchased to celebrate marriage, and it is therefore deeply ironic that the diamond...

Report

24 Jul 2016

Effective communication and advocacy activities are essential components in initiating change in education practices and policies. ACER, through the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Centre provided support to OMAES (Oeuvre Malienne d’Aide à l’Enfance du Sahel), a non-governmental organisation in Mali, for the development of an...

Report

2 Jun 2016

A discussion that focused on topics that ranged from the role of government and the private sector in combating terrorism and transnational organised crime to infrastructure development and professional services.

Executive summary

The second Australia–Africa Dialogue was held at the Royal Zambezi...

Chapter

31 May 2016

The schooling experiences of refugee background students prior to being resettled in Australia significantly shape their transitions into Australian schools. This chapter presents a case study of six young people from Sudanese refugee backgrounds. With a focus on discipline and student-teacher relationships, I argue that...

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