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04 NOVEMber 2021

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READING OF THE WEEK

An African Climate Finance Agenda for COP26

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

The climate finance landscape is both wide and deep and is driven by a number of inter-related and complex considerations. Important decisions on these issues are likely to be taken at the twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), convened in November 2021, which will have far reaching ramifications for African countries.

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NORTH AFRICA / SAHEL / SUB – SAHARA

Regional Economic Outlook Sub-Saharan Africa

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The world remains in the grip of an ongoing pandemic and an accelerating pace of climate change, both of which underscore the need for increased global cooperation and dialogue. Solutions to these global problems must involve all countries and all regions, including sub-Saharan Africa, with the world's least vaccinated population, most promising renewable energy potential, and critical ecosystems.

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Education Under Attack in West and Central Africa

United Nations High Commissioner Refugees (UNHCR)

The surge in armed violence across the West and Central Africa region, in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Mali, Niger and Nigeria, is having a devastating impact on children's survival, education, protection and development. As of June 2021, more than ¾ of West and Central African countries had endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration. These countries committed to take measures to prevent attacks on education and the military use of schools. This paper give some recommendations to Governments and to International Community.

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Plan de Réponse Régional Renforcer l'appui aux moyens d'existence des populations de la Région du Liptako-Gourma

FAO

Située au coeur de la bande sahélo-saharienne, la région du Liptako-Gourma s'étend sur une large zone de 370 000 km2 où vit une population etimée à 10,8 millions d'habitants en 2021. La région est caractérisée par la jeunesse de sa population et une rapide croissance démographique (plus de 3 pour cent par an), ainsi que par des conditions climatiques et environnementales très difficiles malgré des potentialités importantes en matière d'élevage.

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Macroeconomic Policy Development in Tanzania

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

This paper summarises the macroeconomic development in Tanzania and analyses the country's macroeconomic policy environment. The impact of the pandemic on Tanzania is discussed next, followed by the country's macroeconomic policy responses and interventions to contain the spread of the pandemic and steer the economy back to a sustained growth path such as it was on for the decade prior to the pandemic.

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MIDDLE-EAST

Reframing Famine: New Approaches and Food System Accountability in Yemen

SANA'A Center for Strategic Studies

After a decade of humanitarian response and more than two decades of development aid to Yemen, it is time for aid actors to rethink internationally led responses to food insecurity and to reconsider the current concepts of famine in the country. This theoretical approach understands famine not just as a lack of available food or access to food, but as failures of accountability and response.

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The Arrangements Law and the Palestinian Economies

The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)

The proposed reforms in importation of manufactured goods and agricultural produce are expected to affect the Palestinian economies in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which are part of the Israeli customs union. Increasing exposure to imports of goods and agricultural produce by easing import procedures and gradually reducing tariffs is expected to help Palestinian consumers by lowering product prices, and in particular, food products that are more important in the Palestinian consumer basket compared to the Israeli basket.

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TRANSNATIONAL

Call to Action on Protection from GBV in Emergencies An Assessment role of Collective Approaches

Humanitarian Policy Group

The Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies (CtA) was launched in 2013 by concerned donor governments to bring increased awareness to the appalling levels of gender-based violence (GBV) experienced, particularly by women and girls, in crises. It was catalysed by the rising political attention being paid at that time to the use of rape as a weapon of war in contexts such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Darfur and Myanmar.

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Resilient Food Security in Conflict - Driven Crises

Mercy Corps

In 2020, the number of people facing undernutrition globally grew to between 720 and 811 million people globally as a result of a series of crises: the Coronavirus pandemic, climate change, and conflict and instability. Even before the Coronavirus pandemic, more than two billion people around the world experienced either severe or moderate food insecurity.

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Why Regional Value Chains in Africa Need to go Digital

South African Institute of International Affairs

After years of de-industrialisation and limited intra-regional trade, which have been serious constraints to inclusive growth and development, African countries have an opportunity to leverage the potential of the African Continental Free Trade Area to accelerate their industrialisation efforts and greatly improve their economic well-being.

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