WP-2017

Working papers 2017

overview 2017

Burundi and its development partners: navigating the turbulent tides of governance setbacks

Nadia Molenaers, Gervais Rufyikiri and Stef Vandeginste
IOB Working Paper 2017.14

Between the first post-conflict elections (2005) and the crisis that was occasioned by the 2015 electoral process, Burundi underwent evolutions of both remarkable progress and substantial setbacks in different dimensions of governance

Confronting the wall of patriarchy: Does participatory intrahousehold decision-making empower women in agricultural households?

Els Lecoutere and Eva Wuyts
IOB Working Paper 2017.13

This study investigates the impact of introducing participatory intrahousehold decision-making on the empowerment of women in agricultural households in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Ugandan coffee farming households.

National datasets on livelihoods in the DRC: Precisely wrong or vaguely right?

Sarah K. Thontwa, Tom De Herdt, Wim Marivoet and John Ulimwengu
IOB Working Paper 2017.12

How have people’s livelihoods evolved recently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)? Many observers are not too shy to come up with an answer to this question. All these voices ultimately refer to official data sources on people’s livelihoods in the DRC. In this paper we focus more in particular on survey data on the DRC.

Managing Electoral and Political Competition in Africa: Lessons from Ghana’s 2016 General Elections

Chika Charles Aniekwe
IOB Working Paper 2017.11

African elections are usually highly contested and competitive because of the winner takes all making of most of the political systems on the continent. Since the third wave of democracy (Huntington, 1991), due to the competitive nature of these elections, attention is usually focused on making these elections peaceful and often relatively credible.      

Entre rejet catégorique et soutien ferme de l’Accord d’Arusha: analyse de discours politiques burundais

Gertrude Kazoviyo
IOB Working paper 2017.10

Ce papier essaie d’analyser quelques discours tenus par les acteurs politiques burundais autour du processus de paix d’Arusha1 en général et du partage du pouvoir en particulier. L’objet de cette analyse est de dégager les attitudes de principaux locuteurs politiques burundais sur ce processus, destiné à trouver des solutions à un conflit qui dure des dizaines d’années.

The Politics of Repatriation: Rwandan Refugees in Uganda, 2003-2017

Frank Ahimbisibwe
IOB Working paper 2017.09

Uganda hosts refugees from neighboring countries including Rwanda. According toUNHCR, by the end of 2016, Uganda was the 5th and 1st top refugee hosting country in the world and Africa respectively.

‘Voluntary’ Repatriation of Rwandan Refugees in Uganda: Analysis of Law and Practice

Frank Ahimbisibwe
IOB Working paper 2017.08

Uganda hosts refugees from neighboring countries including Rwanda. According to UNHCR, by the end of 2016, Uganda was the 5th and 1st top refugee hosting country in the world and Africa respectively. It hosted over 900,000 refugees.

Rwandan Refugee Rights in Uganda: Between Law and Practice-Views from Below

Frank Ahimbisibwe
IOB Working paper 2017.07

Uganda is a host country to refugees from neighboring countries including Rwanda. By the end of 2015, Uganda was the 8th and 3rd top refugee hosting country in the world and Africa respectively with around 512,968 refugees on its soil.

‘Voluntary’ Repatriation of Rwandan Refugees in Uganda: Between Law and Practice-Views from Below

Frank Ahimbisibwe
IOB Working paper 2017.06

Uganda hosts refugees from neighboring countries including Rwanda. By May 2017, Uganda was the second refugee hosting country in the world, with over 1.2 million refugees.

Le peuple constituant et les Ingingo Ngenderwako de l’Accord d’Arusha: les limites légales et légitimes d’une révision de la Constitution du Burundi

Stef Vandeginste and René-Claude Niyonkuru
IOB Working paper 2017.05

L’article 299 de la Constitution du 18 mars 2005 impose certaines limites au pouvoir de réviser la Constitution. Il protège des valeurs auxquelles une révision de la Constitution ne peut pas porter atteinte.

Article 299 of the Constitution of 18 March 2005 imposes certain limitations on the power to revise the Constitution. It protects certain values which cannot be infringed upon through a constitutional amendment.

You Can(’t) Always Get the Job You Want: Stated versus Revealed Employment Preferences in the Peruvian Agro-industry

Monica Schuster, Liesbet Vranken and Miet Maertens
IOB Working paper 2017.04

Employment in high-value agro-export sectors has been recognized to entail the potential to contribute to poverty reduction in rural areas of developing countries. 

Rwandan refugee physical (in)security in Uganda: views from below

Frank Ahimbisibwe
IOB Working paper 2017.03

The paper analyzes the challenge of physical (in) security of Rwandan refugees in Nakivale and Oruchinga settlements, South Western Uganda. The paper is largely based on the views of the refugees themselves.

Keywords: Rwandan refugees, physical security, Nakivale, Oruchinga, Uganda, Rwanda

Exit Arusha? Trajectoires d’éloignement du partage du pouvoir au Burundi. Esquisse d’un manuscrit

Stef Vandeginste
IOB Working paper 2017.02

Préface: Exit Arusha, un projet de livre.

Cette esquisse de manuscrit constitue la première étape d’un trajet qui doit mener à la publication d’un livre concernant l’usage et, surtout, le déclin du partage du pouvoir comme instrument de promotion de la paix et de la démocratie au Burundi. Cette esquisse offre un résumé des principaux arguments qui seront développés dans les différents chapitres du livre à écrire.

Exit Arusha? Pathways from Power-Sharing in Burundi. A manuscript outline

Stef Vandeginste
IOB working paper 2017.01

Preface: Exit Arusha, the book project.

This manuscript outline is the first step on a journey towards the publication of a book on the use - the rise and, more importantly, the fall - of power-sharing as an instrument of peace and democracy in Burundi. The outline summarizes the main arguments to be developed in each of the book chapters.