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Policy and Pedagogy in Sierra Leone

Education is a basic human right. It is also the fuel of economic growth. According to the OECD, achieving universal basic skills for the population through education would increase the Gross Domestic Product of a lower-middle income country by an average of 28% for each year of an individual’s eighty-year life. This note explores how […]

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Supporting Rwanda’s private-sector focused development strategy

Rwanda’s long-term development aspirations to economic self-reliance and improved living standards for its citizens are based on transformative models and stimulated by private-sector led growth. The Government of Rwanda has been working to enhance private-sector participation in its strategic investment frameworks, through increased ownership and management stakes in state-owned enterprises. This note tells the story […]

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A new OPF chapter

2021 has brought a lot of exciting change. Firstly, people are finally receiving the much-longed vaccine for Covid-19, providing some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Secondly, the Oxford Policy Fellowship (OPF) would like to announce that four Fellows have successfully completed their postings and we have a new Government partner and two […]

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No Pleasure in the Pathless Woods

The Legal and Implementation Challenges of Tree Planting in Freetown Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the forested Lion Mountains, Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, was originally planned to house 300,000 people. But the 1991-2002 civil war triggered a massive influx of people from the provinces and the city is now crowded far beyond […]

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Spotlighting key issues in Ethiopia

In the newly created Ethio-Spotlight series, the OPF Fellows Nduta Njenga and Temwanani Karen Phiri provide reflections on a range of topics related to Ethiopia for a regional and international audience. Nduta and Temwanani are OPF Fellows working for the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy and the Ministry of Finance in Ethiopia. Through their […]

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The Covid-19 pandemic

How OPF Fellows supported host governments’ responses and readiness for recovery At its core, the Oxford Policy Fellowship (OPF) is a listening institution. It respondsto requests from low- and middle-income country (LMIC) governments for legal andpolicy technical advisors (TAs) to help achieve the country’s development priorities.In early 2020, OPF had 15 Fellows posted in eight […]

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Providing legal and policy advice during the Covid-19 pandemic

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Oxford Policy Fellowship (OPF) has worked to provide government partners in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with vital support as they respond to the pandemic and develop long-term recovery plans. In our latest Story of Change, we outline how we have collaborated with government partners through these challenging times.  The […]

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Trading out of Poverty, into Wealth and Prosperity

Strengthening Uganda’s Trade and Industrial Policy Landscape Uganda’s trade policy objective, ‘Trading out of Poverty, Into Wealth and Prosperity’, seeks to create real wealth for its people. The country’s new 5-year plan, the third National Development Plan (NDP III) 2020/21-2024/25, looks to ‘sustainable industrialization’ as a way to reach middle-income status1. This entails adopting strategies […]

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Negotiating Debt

Building a Strong Government Team in Uganda If you flip the pages of Ugandan newspapers, you will be struck by articles about big loans that Parliament has approved to finance development. This is not just something of arcane interest. The general public is concerned about what they all add up to: in the streets of […]

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Fellows successfully complete their postings

At the end of 2020, Fellows from cohort 4 left their host ministries after two years of impactful work. They are now continuing their journey providing legal and policy perspectives within the international development field. The four Fellows started their fellowships in 2018, embarking on varied roles as civil servants in their host governments. Working […]

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