Governing multiple stakeholder interventions: Solving the GAP in HIV/AIDS services (LSE Review of Books)

The HIV epidemic in South Africa has been the largest and most contentious of any country affected by the disease. HIV/AIDS and the South African State is a comprehensive account of the country’s 30-year struggle with the disease, a history fraught with government inaction, harmful interventions and dramatic discord between the South African state, the international […]

A return to ‘Gentlemanly Capitalism’: The role of private equity in Africa

Gentlemanly capitalism is a theory first put forward by P. J. Cain and A. G. Hopkins in the 1980s before being fully developed in their 1993 work, British Imperialism – a book I became very familiar with as a History undergraduate studying a very ‘old hat’ module on the economics of empire. The theory originally referred […]

Building socially and economically sustainable business models in Africa: Energy for Development

It was September 2012, and the Energy for Development (E4D) team was returning from their first visit to Kitonyoni, an off-grid, rural market district in Makueni County, Kenya. An hour into the flight, they were discussing why so many rural electrification projects in developing countries tend to fail and fall into disrepair. Determined not to […]