Monthly Archives: April 2016

Quality of education in varsities and colleges needs urgent review

In the wake of the ongoing debate on the reform of Kenya’s school curriculum, this may be the appropriate time to address the factors contributing to the declining quality of education in institutions of higher learning. The country has been undergoing many institutional transitions following the promulgation of the Constitution in 2010. Universities have

Changing the narrative on fertility decline in Africa

Today, Africa has the world’s highest fertility rates. On average, women in Sub-Saharan Africa have about five children over their reproductive lifetime, compared to a global average of 2.5 children. Research shows that the “demographic transition,” the name for the change from high death and fertility rates to lower death and eventually lower fertility rates,

AFIDEP supports the Government of Malawi in co-convening 2nd Family Planning and Population Conference

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is co-convening Malawi’s 2nd Family Planning and Population Conference with the Government of Malawi’s Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development and other partners. The conference is scheduled to take place between June 22nd and 24th, 2016 at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe. The Conference,