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Impact of Chinese Investments and Financing on Economic Growth and Inclusive Development in the Horn of Africa

Posted by HESPI on  May 3, 2022
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Impact of Chinese Investments and Financing on Economic Growth and Inclusive Development in the Horn of Africa -------------------------------------------------------------------- The HoA economies have to be transformed. But, it has huge financing requirements that are largely beyond domestic capacities both at individual country level and collectively as a region. Faced with persistent and large saving-investment gap securing multilateral and bilateral funding and attracting FDI remains important for the sub region. Not only the size but also the

Addressing Food Insecurity and Climate Change for Poverty Reduction in the Horn of Africa

Posted by HESPI on  March 16, 2022
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Addressing Food Insecurity and Climate Change for Poverty Reduction in the Horn of Africa1 By Ali Issa Abdi This article provides an assessment of the impact of food insecurity and climate change on poverty reduction in the Horn of Africa (HoA), which is one of the most affected regions in the world by these interlinked challenges. The region is confronted by these interconnected and mutually reinforcing negative conditions, which are compounded by institutional constraints, insecurity

Annual HESPI Report on IGAD Economies:- Macroeconomic Performance of IGAD Economies and the State of Digital Financial Services

Posted by HESPI on  February 24, 2022
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Annual HESPI Report on IGAD Economies:- Macroeconomic Performance of IGAD Economies and the State of Digital Financial Services -------------------------------------------------------------------- The Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) regional economic community for the countries of the Horn of Africa (HoA) was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to the region’s recent and prevalent challenges of shocks such as conflict, recurrent drought/floods, environmental degradation and locust invasion. Thus, while many of the countries have registered strong and robust

HESPI was rated as one of the Outstanding Policy Oriented Research Institutes in the World

Posted by HESPI on  December 30, 2021
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HESPI was rated as one of the Outstanding Policy Oriented Research Institutes in the World The Global Go To Think Tank Index Report in January 2021 rated the Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI)The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and civil societies around the world. The Global Go to think Index is the result of an international

HESPI NEWSLETTER, Volume XI/No.1/2020, December 2021

Posted by HESPI on  December 28, 2021
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HESPI NEWSLETTER, Volume XI/No.1/2021, December 2021 ——————————————————————– The HoA region is faced by food insecurity and adverse climate change impact, which are interconnected and mutually reinforcing negative conditions, and are compounded by institutional capacity constraints, insecurity, and scarce financial resources. These challenges contribute to vulnerability to systemic shocks and lead to prevalent hunger, malnutrition and rising incidence of absolute poverty. In this context, there is urgent need for radical transformation of food production into more

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