Countries Archive

African Development Bank releases new tool to assess  resilience and fragility in countries

  An innovative and inclusive approach A powerful  tool for dialogue between the Bank and its regional member countries Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 13 September 2018 –The African Development Bank has created and refined a new tool to diagnose fragility in countries, taking into account their capacities and  pressures they may be under. Called the Country

INCB Report calls for drug policies that take women into account, as countries register disproportionate rise in overdoses among females

In its 2016 Annual Report, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB): Calls for gender-sensitive drug policies and programmes, better health-care access for drug-dependent women and more funding to prevent and treat drug abuse among women Condemns the extrajudicial targeting of people suspected of illicit drug-related activity Calls on States to abolish the death penalty for

To Bring Green Revolution to Africa, Countries Must Develop New Technologies

The blind adoption of solutions from other continents won’t work for Africa Feb. 19, 2015, Washington, D.C.—African countries cannot blindly adopt food policy initiatives that spurred the Green Revolution in Asia as a way to promote agricultural development, according to new award-winning findings by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute. The research, which