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Towards a socially inclusive and ecologically sustainable rural transformation in Africa: Project results are available

With the empirical studies concluded, first results of the project are now available.

The final report "Towards inclusive and sustainable rural transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa" has been released SLE DISCUSSION PAPER 07/2017 Final Report - Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Rural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Project description: Starting with the collection of data on demographic, economic, ecological and social trends, a documentary analysis and an on-site problem analysis in partnership with local people and experts, the project aims to develop future scenarios for rural transformation in Zambia, Benin and Ethiopia. Based on the results of this process, the project will identify policies and strategies for increasing the ecological and social sustainability of this transformation.

Project leader and contact: Dr. Susanne Neubert

Aim of the project: Identify strategies, tools and policies for managing socially inclusive and ecologically sustainable rural transformation in Africa.

Study commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ): Task Force 'A World Without Hunger' (SEWoH)

Procedure: A preliminary conceptual and methodological study has identified the current state of affairs and established a methodology. Empirical data will be collected in Zambia, Benin and Ethiopia, in selected regions and on several levels. Scenarios for rural transformation within a time frame of 15 years will be developed together with African partners.

Time frame: October 2014 – July2017

Deliverables: Conceptual and methodological articles, working papers, policy briefs, country studies, summary papers, workshops, conference

Research team: Gabriele Beckmann, Christian Berg (ComiT GmbH), Dr. Karin Fiege, Anja Kühn, Margitta Minah, Dr. Susanne Neubert, Prof. Dr. Theo Rauch, Dr. Simone Rettberg (Bayreuth University), Daniela Richter, Anja Schelchen

Collaborating partners: German Development Institute (DIE), German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

PhD theses (2015-2018):

Margitta Minah: Inclusion in agriculture cooperatives: An analysis of institutions and pro-poor participation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Available files:

Szenario Building Workshop-Proceedings:
Empirical studies:
Special topics:

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Schema: Rural transformation in Africa

Available files:



Szenario Building Workshop-Proceedings:
Empirical studies:
Special topics:

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