FOCAC Twelve Years Later : Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward

Upphovspersoner: Li, Anshan | Liu, Haifang | Pan, Huaqiong | Zeng, Aiping | He, Wenping
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Globalization, Trade and Regional Integration | Uppsala, Sweden
År: 2012
Ämnesord: Africa, China, International cooperation, South south relations, Foreign policy, Institutional framework, Evaluation, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
Twelve years have passed since the establishment of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), an event that marked an important milestone in China-Africa relations. The forum is a platform to promote mutually beneficial South-South cooperation between China and Africa, based on mutual respect and non-interference in the internal affairs of African countries. In its ten year existence, FOCAC has achieved in deepening China-Africa relationsin the economic field. Trade, investment, infrastructure and capacity building have been comprehensively promoted. But as FOCAC prepares to enter the second decade, a number of steps must be taken by Chinese and African partners to improve the current institutional arrangement by expanding space for private sector and civil society participation in decision-making and by increasing the frequency of follow-up processes to ensure effective implementation of agreed upon targets.

How do you spell development? : a study of a literacy campaign in Ethiopia

Upphovspersoner: Sjöström, Margareta | Sjöström, Rolf
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1983
Ämnesord: Ethiopia, East Africa, Literacy, Literacy methods, Education, Adult education, Basic education, Education of women, Rural education, Teaching, Teaching methods, Reading, Development, Evaluation, Motivation, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
The problem of illiteracy has been the object of many studies during recent decades. In Ethiopia, a country which reports one of the lowest literacy rates in Africa, the Yemissrach Dimts Literacy Campaign (YDLC) was started in 1962. Its activities were concentrated to rural areas and directed primarly towards adults. This study is an evaluation of the Campaign. The investigation was conducted between 1974-1976 with the purpose of describing and analysing Campaign activities, focusing on student achievement, the teaching process, and benefits experienced by participants of the Campaign. Another important objective was to consider the role of the Campaign within a wider socio-economic and political context.