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After a Decade of Growth in Africa, Little Change in Poverty at the Grassroots

Boniface Dulani, Robert Mattes and Carolyn Logan
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013

AfroBarometer Policy Breif No. 1: New data from Round 5 of the Afrobarometer, collected across an unprecedented 34 African countries between October 2011 and June 2013,1 demonstrates that “lived poverty” remains pervasive across the continent. This data, based on the views and experiences of ordinary citizens, counters projections of declining poverty rates that have been derived from official GDP growth rates. For the 16 countries where these questions have been asked over the past decade, we find little evidence for systematic reduction of lived poverty despite average GDP growth rates of 4.8% per year2 over the same period. While we do see reductions in five countries (Cape Verde, Ghana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe), we also find increases in lived poverty in five others (Botswana, Mali, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania).

Africa Rising? Popular Dissatisfaction with Economic Management Despite a Decade of Growth

Jan Hofmeyr
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013

AfroBarometer Policy Breif No. 1: New findings from the Afrobarometer, based on surveys conducted in an unprecedented 34 African countries between October 2011 and June 2013, reveal widespread dissatisfaction with current economic conditions despite a decade of strong growth. Africans overwhelmingly reject their governments’ management of their economies, giving failing marks for job creation, improving the living standards of the poor, and narrowing the gaps between the rich and poor. Economic growth appears to benefit only a few, according to the ordinary people who participated in Afrobarometer’s surveys. Growing economies are not creating enough jobs, or making life significantly better for Africa’s poor. Glowing GDP growth figures might therefore offer little solace to people without jobs or those mired in poverty. Popular opinion is thus increasingly out of sync with the “Africa Rising” narrative that has been gaining traction among government officials and international investors.

Angola em Números - 2013

Instituto Nacional de Estatística
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013

Prefácio, Historia, Divisao Politica e Administrativa, Dados Gerais, Clima, População e Habitação, Educação, Saúde, Economia.

2nd Interim Report - Oct 2013

Tuesday, 1 October, 2013

After 27 years of civil conflict, Angola achieved peace in 2002 and only then has the country begun to address such long-term issues as adaptation to climate variability and its socioeconomic effects. Given the short length of the period in which significant meteorological and hydrological records were collected is short: 1940 to 1975 for meteorological records and 1960 to 1975 for hydrological records, very limited information is available on the vulnerability of coastal cities, on rainfall variability and trends, on river flows and on areas at risk (now and in the future). Similarly limited demographic and socio-economic information is available. The lack of such facilities and services makes it difficult for stakeholders to produce improved, even basic, information on rainfall and apply new data collection methods to contribution to the conduct of reliable research and credible knowledge production for better planning. This project was designed to narrow this gap and strengthen capacity building in the assessment of the impact climate variability on water supply and environmental risks in urban areas as a good entry point for practical adaptation planning setting grounds for de design of more medium and long term policy frameworks.

Jovens angolanos vão protestar apesar do não da polícia

DW
Wednesday, 18 September, 2013

Termina hoje, em Luanda, a primeira reunião de quadros da Empresa Pública de Águas de Polícia de Luanda proibiu manifestação marcada para dia 19 de setembro contra José Eduardo dos Santos. Ainda assim, jovens garantem que vão sair à rua. Autoridades ameaçam "tomar medidas necessárias".

Mobilising Capital for Housing Finance Conference Report

African Union for Housing Finance
Friday, 13 September, 2013

The 2013 African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) conference addressed a key challenge faced by housing lenders across the continent: raising enough capital to meet the growing demand for housing finance. Hosted by AUHF member, the Mauritius Housing Company, the AUHF conference presented a wide range of topics under the theme “Mobilising Capital for Housing Finance”. Chinese investment in Africa is increasingly having an impact, and investments in residential development are already demonstrating a track record of opportunity and experience. Liu Haifang, Associate Professor from the University of Peking, moderated a panel of Chinese investors, in which each set out their experiences and expectations for the market. Allan Cain, of the Development Workshop Angola, introduced the delegates to the Africa China Urban Initiative, and offered a series of comparative statistics illustrating similarities and differences between African and Chinese urban experiences.

Alterações Climáticas Contam em Angola

A Associação Regional das Universidades da África Austral
Sunday, 1 September, 2013

A Associação Regional das Universidades da África Austral (SARUA) estabeleceu um programa quinquenal de Desenvolvimento de Capacidades em matéria de Alterações Climáticas, para cumprir o seu mandato de promover, fortalecer e aumentar a investigação e inovação no ensino superior, através de iniciativas alargadas de colaboração e desenvolvimento de capacidades inter- institucionais em toda a região da Comunidade de Desenvolvimento da África Austral (SADC)

O caso do Huambo: Ganhar reconhecimento administrativo para práticas locais de gestão da Terra

Development Workshop & Urban LandMark
Tuesday, 27 August, 2013

Esta Nota Prática apresenta as acções implementadas pela Administração Municipal do Huambo, Angola em parceria com a Development Workshop, ONG que tem trabalhado em Angola em questões de assentamentos humanos, há mais de três décadas. O trabalho da DW focou-se em advocacia, formação de funcionários públicos, prestação de serviços básicos, gestão da terra, desenvolvimento urbano e habitacional.

A Nota Prática foca-se na assistência técnica dada através do Mecanismo para o Reforço dos Direitos Fundiários na África Austral, e examina implicações práticas. O Mecanismo para o Reforço dos Direitos Fundiários é um projecto do programa ”Mercados de Terras Urbanas na África Austral’’ (Urban LandMark) e é financiado pelo fundo Catalítico Cities Alliance com co-financiamento da UKaid.

Angola: Scores Detained, Convicted After Forced Evictions

Human Rights Watch
Sunday, 25 August, 2013

The Angolan police have arrested dozens of people who were victims of forced eviction and the demolition of their homes in early February 2013, Human Rights Watch said today. They had lived in Maiombe, a peripheral neighborhood in Luanda, Angola’s capital. On February 23, security forces barred a delegation of the main opposition party, National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), from meeting with and providing assistance to the community, and beat some of the delegates.

Angola's poor people hit hard by urbanisation crackdown

Lilly Peel
Thursday, 15 August, 2013

Forced evictions and illegal housing demolitions have become the norm for people in the overcrowded Angolan captial.

SAIIA Policy Breifing 70: Will Tax Reform Drive Equitable Development in Oil-Dependent Angola?

Emily Anderson
Thursday, 1 August, 2013

Angola is currently implementing a major tax reform programme, which aims to boost non-oil tax revenue as a means to diversify its economy. Broadening the tax base will play a critical role in reducing natural-resource dependence and vulnerability to international commodity price and demand volatility. Improving revenue collection and redistribution mechanisms also has the potential to strengthen the state’s institutions and relationship with society. However, the government has not used its tremendous oil wealth to develop other sectors of the economy or promote social development, leaving the country with a narrow taxable base and an exiguous taxpaying culture. The government faces several other challenges including limited fiscal decentralisation, widespread evasion and corruption, and lack of institutional and legal foundations. Political will for reform is manifest in the administration, but the question remains whether enhanced taxation will help to reconcile the disconnection between Angola’s extraordinary macroeconomic achievements and persistent underdevelopment.

O Monitor de Angola N° 3.2013 - Português

Ação pela África Austral
Tuesday, 30 July, 2013

O Monitor de Angola aborda política, economia, desenvolvimento,
democracia e direitos humanos em Angola. É publicado trimestralmente
pela Ação pela África Austral (ACTSA).

Na seção política a edição cobre a especulação acerca da possibilidade de que José dos Santos esteja sendo preparado para suceder seu pai como novo presidente, a recente reforma ministerial e a exoneração da comandante da polícia de Luanda. Na seção econômica abordamos os planos governamentais para privatizar ativos do estado, o aumento proposto nas tarifas energéticas e os crescentes questionamentos relacionados ao acordo do pagamento da dívida entre Angola e Rússia. Na seção sobre direitos humanos, a edição noticia a continuada repressão às manifestações, as controversas acusações na justiça contra dois jornalistas e a detenção de líderes sindicais dos professores durante greves na província de Huíla. Na seção sobre assistência e desenvolvimento, cobrimos o agravamento da seca no sul de Angola e a epidemia de dengue em Luanda.

Mulheres consolidaram conhecimentos sobre liderança

Angola Press
Monday, 29 July, 2013

A coordenadora e supervisora da Rede de Luta Contra a Pobreza no Cazenga, Maria Mateus, afirmou hoje, segunda-feira, que as mulheres estão mais capacitadas para trabalhar nas suas comunidades depois de terem participado no curso sobre liderança. Em declarações à Angop, no final da formação sobre liderança, Maria Mateus afirmou que depois de três dias de formação as mulheres do município do Cazenga e do distrito urbano do Sambizanga estão mais preparadas para liderar as suas organizações, nas suas zonas de residência e congregações religiosas. Promovido sob o lema “Juntas na luta ao combate à pobreza”, a formação foi uma iniciativa da Rede de Luta Contra a Pobreza em parceria com a Development Workshop (DW) e visa reforçar a capacidade de 35 mulheres em matéria de liderança nas comunidades.

Huambo Case Study - Incrementally Securing Tenure

Development Workshop & Urban LandMark
Friday, 26 July, 2013

The case study demonstrates the gaining administrative recognition for local land management practices. The growing land market in Huambo City, along with weak and unenforceable land legislation, fostered the development of local practices in land management, often incorporating customary practices, like the traditional chief (soba) witnessing and the neighborhood bairro-level representatives approving transactions. The majority of urban residents purchased or acquired their land through some locally legitimate mechanism and most have documents to prove it. In response, the municipal authorities chose to recognise these mechanisms, thereby acknowledging and working with existing and management practices.

Incrementally Securing Tenure

Urban LandMark & Cities Alliance
Thursday, 25 July, 2013

This publication reflects on promising practices that have emerged through the work of the Tenure Security Facility Southern Africa (TSFSA), funded by the Cities Alliance and UKaid. and which signal new approaches to securing tenure in informal settlements. It is intended to provide guidance to practitioners, officials and communities who are involved in informal settlement upgrading and who see the value of finding more routes into tenure security than the dominance of an ownership paradigm currently allows.

The project operated in six sites in Southern Africa with different partners:
•  Angola: Development Workshop, an NGO based in Luanda
•  Mozambique:  Associação Nacional dos Municípios de Moçambique
(ANAMM) (the national association of municipalities) and the Cities
Alliance Country Programme
•  eMalahleni, South Africa: Planact, an NGO working with the
Springvalley community
•  Cape Town, South Africa: Sun Development Services, an NGO that has
been providing development support in Monwabisi Park
•  Johannesburg, South Africa: Urban LandMark has provided support
over several years to the city’s Regularisation programme
•  Malawi: CCODE, an NGO based in Lilongwe that works to improve the
quality of life of the poor.

Mulheres participam em acção formativa sobre liderança no Cazenga

Angola Press
Wednesday, 24 July, 2013

Vinte e três mulheres do município do Cazenga e do distrito urbano do Sambizanga (Luanda) participam desde terça-feira num ciclo de formação sobre liderança nas comunidades que tem como objectivo capacitar as participantes a dirigir as organizações nas suas zonas de residência. Promovido sob o lema “Juntas na luta ao combate à pobreza”, a formação é uma iniciativa da Rede de Luta Contra a Pobreza em parceria com a Development Workshop (DW) e visa reforçar a capacidade das mulheres em matéria de liderança nas comunidades.

2013 Mercer Cost of Living Survey

Mercer
Tuesday, 23 July, 2013

Luanda is the most expensive city in the world for expatriates as reported in the Mercer Cost of Living Survey for 2013.

O trânsito e a productividade

Economia Mercado
Monday, 1 July, 2013

As dificuldades e o caos que caracterizam o transito de Luanda sao sobejamente conhecidos e afectam milhões de residentes da capital, pois de acordo com as Nações Unidas, Luanda encontra-se entre os cinco maiores aglomerados populacionais de África com cerca de 5 milhoes de habitantes.

Mocambique descentralizou... e por cá?

Economia Mercado
Monday, 1 July, 2013

Em Moçambique, apesarde ainda persistirem problemas, aposta passou pela descentralização das empresas de transportes, nomeadamente atraves da entrega da sua gestao aos municipios públicos. Em Angola, os investimentos têm sido de monta, mas os resultados deixam dtividag como 6 visivel a todos os cidaddos que se movem no pais, em particular em Luanda. Porém, parce que nao e apenas uma questao investimento, pois so asempresasprivadas investiram, entre 2010 e 2011, cercade 34 milhoes de dolares para a compra de 325 autocarros.

Operadoras ainda devem ao Estado

Economia Mercado
Monday, 1 July, 2013

Durante o quadriénio 2008-2012, o Ministério dos Transportes (Mintrans), distribuiu 3755 autocarros as operadoras de transportes publicos rodoviários do país, devendo as empresas pagá-los num período de 72 meses, mas, segundo Freitas Neto, director nacional de transportes rodoviários, grande parte does beneficiários estao longe de cumprir o compromisso, uma vez que faltam mais ou menos 16 meses para o fim do prazo estabelecido.

Angola Monitor Issue 3.2013 - English

Action for Southern Africa
Monday, 1 July, 2013

The Angola Monitor covers the politics, economics, development,
democracy and human rights of Angola. It is published quarterly by
Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA). The Monitor is produced in English and Portuguese. ACTSA has published the Angola Monitor since the mid 1990s.

This issue covers the speculation that José dos Santos is being lined up to succeed his father as president, the recent cabinet reshuffle and the sacking of Luanda’s police chief under political news. In economic news it covers government plans for the privatisation of state assets, the proposed increase in electricity prices and the growing questions about the Angola Russia debt deal. In human rights news it covers the continued crackdown on protests, the controversial legal cases against two journalists and the arrest of teacher’s union leaders during strikes in Huíla province. In aid and development news it covers the worsening drought in southern Angola and the dengue fever epidemic in Luanda.

WBI E-Learning course: Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning

Ilídio Daio
Monday, 1 July, 2013

WBI E-Learning course: Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning por architecto Ilídio Daio.

Will Tax Reform Drive Equitable Development in Oil-Dependent Angola?

Emily Jean Anderson
Monday, 1 July, 2013

Angola is currently implementing a major tax reform programme, which aims to boost non-oil tax revenue as a means to diversify its economy. Broadening the tax base will play a critical role in reducing natural-resource dependence and vulnerability to international commodity price and demand volatility. Improving revenue collection and redistribution mechanisms also has the potential to strengthen the state’s institutions and relationship with society. However, the government has not used its tremendous oil wealth to develop other sectors of the economy or promote social development, leaving the country with a narrow taxable base and an exiguous taxpaying culture. The government faces several other challenges including limited fiscal decentralisation, widespread evasion and corruption, and lack of institutional and legal foundations. Political will for reform is manifest in the administration, but the question remains whether enhanced taxation will help to reconcile the disconnection between Angola’s extraordinary macroeconomic achievements and persistent underdevelopment.

Manual de Gestão Participativa IFAL

Development Workshop
Saturday, 22 June, 2013

Willy Piassa, gerente do Programa de DW de Pobreza Urbana de Luanda, deu um curso durante a semana de 22 de Junho de 2013, no Instituto Nacional de Formação da Administração Local (IFAL). O curso foi sobre Gestão Participativa e contou com a presença 40 gestores municipais de todo Angola. O curso apresentou os princípios que a gestão participativa significa que a equipe, e não só os gerentes designados, tem influência sobre as decisões que afetam a organização. Não é a mesma coisa que uma gestão comunitária ou cooperativa, onde todos da equipe tem o mesmo peso no processo de tomada de decisão. Uma maioria por voto, ou um consenso, não é o árbitro final em uma decisão consensual. Quando as decisões são feitas em conjunto com a equipe, existe menos suspeita de decisões feitas de forma ilegal ou imoral em circunstâncias obscuras. Como na participação comunitária, o resultado final é que a gestão participativa agrega muitos benefícios.

Lei de Água Angolana

Assemblia Nacional
Friday, 21 June, 2013

Lei número 6/02 de 21 de Junho. Sendo a água um dos mais importantes recursos naturais necessá- rios à vida, ao desenvolvimento económico, social e ao equilíbrio ambiental; Considerando que a necessidade do desenvolvimento económico e social impõe o recurso a urna gestão adequada da água, o que exige o estabelecimento de regras precisas para o seu uso e utilização...

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