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Final Project Conference in Khartoum, Sudan: Governance and Social Action in Sudan after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of January 9, 2005

The Research Programme at the University of Bremen on Governance and Social Action in Sudan after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of January 9, 2005 is heading for the final conference in Khartoum which is due to take place at the University of Khartoum from September 28-30, 2010. The theme of the conference is related to the critical development phase of the Sudan between the first elections after the civil war in 2010 and the referendum about the independence of South Sudan in 2011: Towards the Referendum: Social Action and Economic and Political Changes in Sudan and the Involvement of Sub-Regional and International Powers after the CPA”. Contributions are still invited to share experiences on the issues with the project researchers (see Call for Papers and  the list of  SERG Studies in alphabetical order  and also by subject areas.)

Professor Karl Wohlmuth is preparing a new project on “Economic Policies in Sudan after the Referendum of 2011”. As Sudan will be affected in any case deeply by the results of the Referendum, it is high time to discuss also the economic policy implications and options after the Referendum. So far only the political, the foreign policy, and the social implications are discussed in academic and policy circles. A network of interested researchers and experts working on the theme of the economic perspectives of the Sudan will therefore be established for this purpose. The Sudan Economy Research Group (SERG) and the Governance Sudan Project (GSP) at the University of Bremen have produced a number of relevant studies that can be the base for discussions and analyses on the design of new economic strategies after the Referendum (see Sudan Economy Research Group Governance Sudan Project, and the list of  SERG Studies in alphabetical order  and also by subject areas.)

 

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Lecture on Public Spending for Health Services and Inequality in Nigeria:

Lecture on Public Spending for Health Services and Inequality in Nigeria: Professor Dr. Reuben A. Alabi from the Department of Agricultural Economics, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria and Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institute for World Economics and International Management (IWIM), University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany will give a lecture at the Global Economics Seminar, University of Bremen on "WHO IS BENEFITING FROM PREVENTIVE HEALTH SPENDING IN NIGERIA?" This is a first research report on the theme supported by a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the research programme is supervised by Professor Karl Wohlmuth. The lecture is held at the University of Bremen on Wednesday, 21 July, 2010, at 4 pm in WHS 5, Room 0. 13 . An abstract outlines the issues that will be presented and discussed (see Abstract).

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Guest Researcher from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at IWIM:

Guest Researcher from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at IWIM: Mister Berhanu Denu, Lecturer at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and Volkswagen Foundation Research Scholar, has arrived for a further visit of four weeks at IWIM to finalize his book on Institutions and Investment in Sudan/South Sudan after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. The book, based on his PhD thesis, will be published in the IWIM Book Series in cooperation with LIT Publishers (see IWIM's Book Series), and it will appear as volume number 18 in the series. Mister Berhanu Denu will also finalize in Bremen a new SERG (Sudan Economy Research Group) discussion paper on An Agenda for Structural, Institutional, Political and Economic Policy Reforms to support Investment and to improve Investment Climate in Sudan/South Sudan. The SERG discussion papers are policy-oriented briefings on ongoing research programmes and research reports (see IWIM's SERG Discussion Papers ). The theoretical frame used by Mister Berhanu Denu is based on the New Institutional Economics.

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New Education and Health Policies for Nigeria:

New Education and Health Policies for Nigeria: Professor Dr. Alabi has written a new research report on the redistributive effects of public education spending in Nigeria. With complex empirical methods the redistributive effect of public spending for education (for primary and secondary school attendance) is quantified (see IWIM Blue Series Discussion Paper number 120). This research report is part of a larger research project funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Foundation has financed over 18 months a research visit by Dr. Alabi to IWIM and is now funding a return fellowship over 12 months in Ekpoma, Nigeria at Ambrose Alli University. Professor Karl Wohlmuth is the supervisor of the project. Also other contributions to this project by the author can be downloaded (see numbers 109, 114, 119 of the IWIM Blue Series Discussion Papers ). Professor Alabi will visit IWIM in July 2010 to discuss the draft of the  Interim Report to the Foundation with Professor Karl Wohlmuth.

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"Globalization and Fisheries: Incentive-based Management for Sustainable Cod Fisheries in the North Atlantic"

Einladung zum Doktorandenkolloquium Weltwirtschaft: Vortrag und Diskussion zum Thema "Globalization and Fisheries: Incentive-based Management for Sustainable Cod Fisheries in the North Atlantic", Katharina Jantzen, PhD Student, GLOMAR (Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences) and German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum Bremerhaven), am 30. Juni 2010, 16.00 bis 17.30 Uhr, Wilhelm Herbst-Straße 5, Ebene 1, Raum 1.14. Die Teilnahme an der Veranstaltung ist ohne eine Anmeldung möglich (siehe die Einladung und das Thesenpapier im  PDF-Format).

 

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Progressivity of Education Spending in Nigeria

Research Output: Professor Dr. Alabi, Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria and Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institute for World Economics and International Management (IWIM), University of Bremen, has produced a new research paper on Progressivity of Education Spending in Nigeria, a study that is using complex new measurement tools (see the IWIM Blue Series Discussion Paper Number 119 to be downloaded as a PDF ). The study is based on a recent research visit at IWIM and the research was supervised by Professor Karl Wohlmuth. The study is intended to stimulate the ongoing discussion about new education and poverty alleviation policies in Nigeria. A further paper on Redistribution Policies and Education Spending in Nigeria is forthcoming quite soon as IWIM Blue Series Discussion Paper Number 120. Further related papers by Professor Dr. Alabi can be downloaded as well from the IWIM Blue Series Discussion Papers as the numbers 109 and 114 (IWIM Blue Series Discussion Papers).

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Global Management of Sustainable Fisheries:

Global Management of Sustainable Fisheries: A PhD project on "REGULATORY MECHANISMS IN FISHERIES":

THE CONTRIBUTION OF QUOTA MANAGEMENT TO SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC IN THE PERIOD 1977-2007" was recently finalized by Katharina Jantzen. Professor Karl Wohlmuth was a member of the Advisory Committee installed by GLOMAR to supervise the research project. This important study was supported by the Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR) that is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) within the frame of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State governments to promote science and research at German universities. GLOMAR and the German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum Bremerhaven/DSMB), associated with GLOMAR as an Institute of the Leibniz Association, have supported generously the research project ( see more information).

Katharina Jantzen has already published parts of the research programme in the IWIM Blue Series Discussion Papers Number 110, 2008. In the next PhD Seminar on Global Economics (Doktorandenkolloquium Weltwirtschaft) Katharina Jantzen will present some of the research results under the title ‘Globalisation and Fisheries: Incentive-based management for sustainable cod fisheries in the North Atlantic’. This seminar contribution is planned to be published also in an issue of the IWIM Blue Series Discussion Papers. The next PhD Seminar Meeting will take place on June 30, 2010, 4-6 pm in WHS 5, Room 1.14.

 

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Governance and Social Action in Sudan after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of January 2005: An International and Interdisciplinary PhD Programme:

Governance and Social Action in Sudan after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of January 2005: An International and Interdisciplinary PhD Programme:

Four PhD students have already finalized their work, and three others are forthcoming with their dissertations. The Programme (directed by Professor Karl Wohlmuth and Dr. Elke Grawert) has been financed since the year 2005 by the Volkswagen Foundation with around € 800,000 (see more on the profile of the Governance and Social Action Project  and on the Studies of the Sudan Economy Research Group). All the PhD studies which were undertaken in the frame of the programme have themes in the context of rebuilding institutions and establishing new governance mechanisms after the civil war in Sudan which lasted over decades. Mister Regassa Sima from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, a historian, has written a PhD on “War and Peace in the Sudan and its Impact on Ethiopia: The Case of Gambella, 1955 - 2008” (see the Contents and  Abstract Regassa Sima ). Mister Berhanu Denu from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and the University of Bremen, Germany, an economist, has written a dissertation on “The Role of Institutions in Improving the Performance of Investment in Sudan/South Sudan after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement/CPA of 2005” (see the Contents and  Abstract Berhanu Denu). Samira Musa Armin Damin, a geographer from the University of Juba, Khartoum and Juba, Sudan has worked on Return Migration to the Nuba Mountains and on Regional Aspects of Implementing the CPA. Yasir Awad Abdalla Elthahir from the University of Khartoum in Khartoum, Sudan, a political scientist, has worked on forms and strategies of political participation to implement fully the CPA. George Katete, a political scientist from Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya, Jacobs University, Bremen and the University of Bremen, Germany, is still working on the sub-regional dimensions of implementing peace by looking at the neighbouring countries of Sudan/South Sudan and the impact of external pressures emerging from these countries towards the successful negotiations of the CPA and the consolidation of peace afterwards.Tayseer El-Fatih from the Ahfad University For Women, Omdurman, Sudan, a social scientist, is working on appropriate decentralization, devolution and land ownership strategies for realizing the CPA. A further programme, undertaken by Esther Ikere Eluzai, Juba University, Juba, South Sudan and currently being a Member of the Parliament of the Autonomous Region of South Sudan, is related to issues of ethnic divisions and development prospects in South Sudan. In 14 workshops, at various places in Sudan, Kenya, and Ethiopia and in Bremen, Germany, the interdisciplinary approach for the programme was developed jointly and the respective governance and institutional frameworks for the seven PhD studies were outlined and discussed.

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Technological Effort, Innovation Capacity and Capability Building:

Technological Effort, Innovation Capacity and Capability Building: This is the title of a background study by Professor Karl Wohlmuth for UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), Vienna in the context of the UNIDO Project “Adding Value to Africa’s  Industry and Trade through Agro-industry and Agro-business. An Agenda for Action”, the purpose of which is to formulate new strategies to overcome the trend of de-industrialization in Africa. Also a Main UNIDO Report  and an International Book Publication by UNIDO on “Promoting Agribusiness for Africa’s Prosperity”, containing a chapter by Professor Karl Wohlmuth, will be part of the output of the UNIDO project (see the respective entries to the Publications List of IWIM by Professor Karl Wohlmuth )

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Institutions and Investment in Sudan/South Sudan:

Institutions and Investment in Sudan/South Sudan: This is the title of a major study finalized by Berhanu Denu, Lecturer at Addis Ababa University during his recent research visit at IWIM. The study was financed by the Volkswagen Foundation in the context of the Governance and Social Action in Sudan Project (see the Volkswagen Foundation project). Mister Berhanu Denu has used a variety of methods to analyze investment conditions and investment climate in Sudan/South Sudan. Important economic policy phases in Sudan were distinguished to look at the specific investment performance and the investment conditions in the context of institutional failures. Also panel econometrics was used to identify the institutional constraints to investment. Survey techniques were used to analyze the transactions cost of doing business in South Sudan and to assess the investment climate in South Sudan after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (see the Abstract of the Study). The study will be published in the IWIM Book Series as Volume 18 (see the list of books that have appeared so far in the IWIM Book Series). A further SERG Discussion paper on an Agenda for Institutional Reform and Investment Promotion in South Sudan will be researched by the author and will appear quite soon (see the recent paper by the author on peace and reconstruction in South Sudan which has appeared already in the SERG series of IWIM). For this study and for other researches Mister Berhanu Denu will pay another research visit to IWIM in Bremen during June/July 2010.

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