Reconciling Africa's fragmented institutions of governance: a new approach to institution building: interim technical report to the IDRC

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Mengisteab, G.Hagg, I.Logan
DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6809
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/3810

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This first progress report reports on the research conducted during the first phase of the project, mainly consisting of a planning workshop in Pretoria (South Africa), literature reviews in the four countries, and first phase fieldwork in Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa, which consisted of key informant interviews and focus group discussions. The report includes a generic question schedule which is being used in the interviews. To date eight case studies in Ethiopia, Somaliland and Kenya have been completed. Fieldwork in South Africa is 70% completed and will be finalised by first week in September. Disbursements for all four countries' fieldwork that have been made. The initial feedback from the fieldwork indicates that the research is considered highly relevant and addresses key governance issues in the communities.