South African Institute of International Affairs


South African Institute of International Affairs

Type Research Center
Year founded 1934
Location Johannesburg South Africa South Africa
Functions Advocacy
Funding sources Corporations, Foundations or grants, Governments or multi-govt organizations, Individual citizens
Tags africa environment economics governance social policy international affairs africa-portal
Summary The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is an independent public policy think tank advancing a well-governed, peaceful, economically sustainable and globally engaged Africa.

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SAIIA · 25 April 2022

Africa is one of the areas that are most vulnerable to both climate change and conflict. Despite contributing very little to the changing climate, the continent still bears the brunt …

SAIIA · 30 March 2022

Despite increasing recognition of the roles and opportunities for women in ecological restoration, women typically still have less social, economic and political power. This has negative consequences for their equitable …

SAIIA · 28 March 2022

Does Russia have soft power – that is, the ability to attract and persuade rather than coerce – in Africa? Today, Russia is associated mainly with hard power, which relies …

SAIIA · 18 March 2022

Growing evidence indicates that addressing the twin challenge of the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis requires greater synergy and integration across these two sectors, and for them to be …

SAIIA · 10 March 2022

This policy insight synthesises the findings of six sub-Saharan African country case studies, analysing their government policy responses to the trade and employment shocks prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Vulnerability …

SAIIA · 28 February 2022 English

Climate change is no longer a peripheral issue in global economic and financial matters or, indeed, at the country level. The rapid changes in the climate are now being called …

SAIIA · 28 February 2022

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is to transform the region as per SADC Vision 2050, which seeks to build a competitive middle- to high-income industrialised society. Historically, technological progress …

SAIIA · 28 February 2022

Effective regional connectivity calls for a vibrant relationship between economic and social infrastructure, on the one hand, and an underlying enabling policy framework for the financing and development of sustainable, …

SAIIA · 23 February 2022 English

This policy brief outlines the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Benin. We focus on the monetary and fiscal policy implemented by the government of Benin and the Central …

SAIIA · 23 February 2022 English

Under President Vladimir Putin, there has been a resurgence of Russian interest and involvement in Africa. The October 2019 Russia–Africa Summit in Sochi was reported as being a key milestone …

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