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ODI On... Publication of The Africa Commission Report

11 March 2005 00:00 - 23:59

pages offer ODI resources relating to the Africa Commission Report.


Infrastructure in Africa: The UK Commission for Africa Report and a Role for Private Engineering Contractors

Publication - Briefing papers - 17 September 2006
Michael Warner

The Report of the Commission for Africa recommends an increase in aid expenditure on infrastructure of up to $150billion over the next ten years. The Report positions engineering services companies principally as ‘performance contractors’, not investors. Companies wishing to access this expanded market may secure commercial advantage by enhancing their social and economic performance capabilities. This includes: institutional capacity building for the public sector; support to local suppliers; and infrastructure design that broadens access for local SMEs to regional and global markets.

Simon Maxwell

The Africa Commission's 'Big Push'

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 30 April 2005

'The Africa Commission is an exhilarating, exhausting and intriguing read...It is the intellectual challenges which will extend the life of the Report..'

The Millennium Project: A Sound Strategy for Reaching the MDGs?

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 1 February 2005

'The Millennium Project report Investing in Development invites developing countries to formulate expenditure plans based on what they will need to reach the Millennium Development Goals. Additional aid needed will be very substantial, even after allowing for re-allocation of current aid flows away from non-MDG related purposes.'

Paolo de Renzio

The Seven Habits of Effective Aid: Best Practices, Challenges and Open Questions

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 8 January 2005

'When leaders from developed and developing nations meet at the 'High-Level Forum on Harmonisation and Alignment for Aid Effectiveness', to be held at the end of February in Paris, their challenge will be to come up with concrete proposals to put into practice what they committed themselves to in the 'Rome Declaration on Harmonisation' two years ago.'

Gender and social protection

Publication - Research reports and studies - 8 September 2004
Caroline Moser and Cecilia Luttrell

This paper is a discussion of the role of gender issues in social protection policies, strategies and programmes, and as such it shows that vulnerabilities to risk vary significantly by gender.

Basic Services and Social Protection

Publication - Research reports and studies - 31 August 2004
Rachel Marcus with Laure-Hélène Piron and Tom Slaymaker

This paper discusses the connections between basic services and social protection, focusing on health (including nutrition), education, water and sanitation, and safety, security and access to justice (SSAJ).

The Implications of Hiv/Aids for Social Protection

Publication - Research reports and studies - 31 August 2004
Cecilia Luttrell

Through a review of current understandings of the impact of HIV/AIDS and a brief analysis of emerging new perspectives on social protection, this paper demonstrates why it is important for policymakers and practitioners to explore the implications of HIV/AIDS for social protection.


These pages offer ODI resources relating to the Africa Commission Report.