University of Zambia (UNZA), Zambia

Successful African Firms and Institutional Change (SAFIC)

Research project The project investigates how and why African firms are able to be successful in changing business and institutional environments. The project will identify strategies that lead to sustained firm performance and seek to explain these firms’ success by ... Project Completion Report: Knowledge: The project has enhanced the understanding of economic growth and employment through new knowledge on firm development in the African private sector in Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia. The project has influenced ...
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Climate Change and Rural Institutions

Research project The research will investigate how district level government, agencies responsible for managing natural resources, agricultural advisory services and farmer organisations in Africa and Asia are responding to climate change. Such "meso-level" organisat ... Project Completion Report: The project had two overall objectives to: 1. Provide national and international decision-makers with evidence-based analyses of the meso-level implications of pro-poor climate change adaptation policies and practic ...
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Operational research to support and enhance lymphatic filariasis control efforts in Eastern and Southern Africa

Research project Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a disabling disease resulting from a mosquito-transmitted parasitic infection. It is one of the most prevalent of the Neglected Tropical Diseases, primarly a disease of the poor, and has recently been recognized by the Wo ... Completion Report - Summary: The project aimed to support LF control efforts in Zambia and Tanzania, through operational research and capacity building. Activities within the four work-packages started in 2010, with locally registered PhD and Mast ...
Period: 2009-12-31 to 2015-01-31 Countries: Tanzania Zambia Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tanzania University of Zambia (UNZA), Zambia Amani Medical Research Centre, Tanzania Project code: 09-096LIFE Total grant: 10,289,993 DKK
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Youth and employment: the role of entrepreneurship in African economies (YEMP)

Research project Lack of employment opportunities for young people is directly hindering development in sub-Saharan African countries. Entrepreneurship is increasingly considered to be important for economic growth but little is known about how best to support youth ... Project Completion Report - Summary: The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) studies, which build on a large quantitive data set, have revealed how Ghana, Uganda and Zambia have some of the highest entrepreneurship rates in the world but also so ...
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Real-time hydro-economic modeling for water resources management in the Zambezi River Basin

Research project The Zambezi River basin is the largest river basin in Southern Africa and it is one of the main water resources in the continent providing water for human consumption, irrigation of crops as well as hydropower and is shared between eight countries in ... Project Completion Report: Hydrological models are representations of the hydrologic cycle and are used to estimate river discharge based on meteorological inputs. They are widely used for varied applications including reservoir management, floo ...
Period: 2009-09-30 to 2012-10-31 Countries: Zambia Lead institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Project code: 09-043DTU Total grant: 2,201,141 DKK
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Chinese drivers for African Development

Research project Development aid alone cannot finance Africa's development. Other external sources are needed. Important among these is foreign direct investment (FDI), which may fill a resource gap in Africa and at the same time generate local development via transf ...
Period: 2007-12-31 to 2011-12-30 Countries: China Zambia Lead institution: Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Zambia (UNZA), Zambia Project code: 932-DIIS Total grant: 2,221,924 DKK
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