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Risky behavior in youths and the motivation to earn a living

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ByCalestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa         Belfer Center Programs or Projects HIGHER TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR AFRICAN WOMEN FARMERS The Case of the African Rural University for Women, Uganda Building Africa’s capacity to feed itself and become an important player in …

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa, Francis Mangeni Technology+Policy | Innovation@Work The creation in June 2015 of a free trade area from Cape Town to Cairo is possibly the most significant event in Africa since the formation of the …

Consumer communication and persuasion is an essential part of any Marketing Strategy. In fact, it is the starting point of all improvement as consumer voices provide companies with the data such as where they are lacking and what all they could do to improve the product or service. Do all companies listen to the consumer …

Advertising is the best way to communicate to the customers. Advertising helps informs the customers about the brands available in the market and the variety of products useful to them. Advertising is for everybody including kids, young and old. It is done using various media types, with different techniques and methods most suited. Let us …

Public sector management, institutions and reform According to the Kenya Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC), over 55% of the government’s domestic revenue was being spent on salaries to public servants in December 2014. The SRC fears that the wage bill will attain unsustainable levels. The SRC has commenced a comprehensive job evaluation of all state …

Macroeconomic policy Fiscal policy Kenya’s tax-revenue-to-GDP ratio of about 20% since 2010 has been high by regional standards, exceeding the tax-to-GDP ratios in Tanzania (17.4% in FY 2013/14) and Uganda (13% in FY 2013/14). The fiscal deficit (including grants) remained around 5% of GDP between fiscal years 2011/12 and 2012/13, rising from 4.0% to 5.6%, …

South Africa GDP  1960-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South Africa was worth 350.09 billion US dollars in 2014. The GDP value of South Africa represents 0.56 percent of the world economy. GDP in South Africa averaged 123.92 USD Billion from 1960 until 2014, reaching …

UK economic growth edged higher in the final quarter of last year, according to the initial official estimate of gross domestic product. However, the upturn masks an unbalanced economy and a slowing underlying pace of expansion, with the annual rate of growth slipping to the weakest for almost three years. Survey data also pointed to …

South Korea Balance of Trade  1966-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar South Korea recorded a trade surplus of USD 5.3 billion in January of 2016, virtually unchanged from a year earlier and below market expectations of USD 6.68 billion. Exports fell 18.5 percent year-on-year, the biggest decrease since August of 2009. Also, imports went down …

By Calestous Juma Professor of the Practice of International Development Director, Science, Technology, Globalization Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs This policy brief is based on The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa by Calestous Juma. TOP LINES Africa can feed itself in a generation. Its agriculture has suffered a century of neglect, but a …