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Tracking Development was a multilateral, international research project (October 2006 to September 2011) on the comparative development trajectories of Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa over the last 50 years. The project was funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The objectives were inter alia * To seek answers to the question of why Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa have diverged so sharply in development performance in the last 50 years * To compare in detail the developmental records of a number of case study countries (Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia), establishing the main trends, processes, and junctures of decision-making. * To give decision-makers in the study countries the opportunity to explain what strategic decisions they made, and why, during the decades since 1955. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Attached to the OECD as a semi-autonomous body and financed essentially through voluntary contributions from OECD members, the SWAC (originally "Club du Sahel") supports, together with governments, regional institutions and civil society/private sector organisations, the development and implementation of action-oriented policies and investments. Its main objectives are to: * help identify strategic questions related to medium- and long-term development in West Africa; * contribute to mobilising and strengthening African capacities within a network approach; * support initiatives and efforts by West Africans to promote medium- and long-term development in the region; * facilitate exchanges between regional actors and OECD member countries; * promote constructive debates that lead to innovative decisions within and outside the region aimed at building a better future for the region. Publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; Redaktion ilissAfrica]
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