This study examines the determinants of corporate board structure in selected sub-Saharan Africa. We specifically investigate which firm-level characteristics exhibit any link whatsoever with board size, board composition and board leadership structure in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Tags: corporate board, governance, saharan africa ...

These are exciting times in the world of financial inclusion. In the past few years, policymakers and private-sector leaders have made some bold and innovative moves to modernize financial infrastructures and expand financial access. Tags: saharan africa, financial inclusion ...

From SciDev: Théodore Kouadio   [ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE] The European Union and Sub-Saharan Africa must create an institutional environment to encourage innovation on the African continent, a conference has heard. The second meeting of the Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-EU Science and Technology Cooperation (CAAST-Net), held...

Saving Lives at Birth partnership supports bold ideas to save the lives of women and their babies from innovators motivated by tragic personal losses Although Kenyan Sam Agutu and Nigerian Aminu Gamawa come from different countries and backgrounds, they share a common passionate commitment – to save the lives of women giving birth and guarantee infants a healthy start....

China-Africa collaboration focuses on bamboo to provide cleaner, safer ‘green’ energy source for sub-Saharan Africa DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA )—Bamboo,...

In 2011, we published 550 stories. Over half of the stories were in Agriculture, Knowledge Management, and ICT. In terms of impact, Agriculture and Medicine...

The use of ICT to strengthen youth employability in the developing world ought to be pursued vigorously. To be clear: ICTs aren’t the only route to improving the employability of youth, but it should be used as a key tool because of the anticipated growth potential and youth employability crisis experienced by most societies in the developing world. Tags: saharan...