NOVAFRICA Lecture: Professor Sir Paul Collier on “Effective Organizations – Why they are Scarce in Africa and What Can be Done About It”

On 9th of January, NOVAFRICA kickstarted the new year with a lecture by a prestigious guest – Sir Paul Collier – Professor at Oxford University and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, who recently received a knighthood for services to promoting research and policy change in Africa. Paul Collier, who is an Advisory board... Read More

NOVAFRICA News in ‘El Pais’

Godfrey Madigu, Research Assistant at the Instituto Cultura y Sociedad de la Universidad de Navarra, wrote about his experience as a field research assistant this summer at NOVAFRICA and the work of the Center in Mozambique in the spanish newspaper ‘El Pais’. More about the research project on the role of technology, financial resources and... Read More

NOVAFRICA Seminar: “Competition and Relational Contracts: Evidence from Rwanda’s Coffee Mills”

Next Wednesday, November 5th, at 2pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Ameet Morjaria, from Harvard University to present his work about competition and relational Contracts. Authors: Rocco Macchiavello and Ameet Morjaria. Abstract: We study the effects of competition in the procurement of raw materials on relational contracts (RC) using Rwanda’s coffee sector as a case study.... Read More

NOVAFRICA – a leap to Mozambique

There is no greater achievement than making someone smile. There is no greater happiness than receiving a nod. There is no greater peace than surviving in the chaos. A few years back I would never have thought that I would meet Africa. There was nothing in my path that could possibly drive my head way... Read More

@ Mozambique with NOVAFRICA

Dzi Pelile (Good evening), It has been almost two weeks since I arrived in Mozambique and the stories that will stay forever don’t stop happening. I try to regularly write my family in order to, not only feel them closer to me but also to make sure the details of this fantastic experience will stay... Read More