Danny is the Centre for Public Impact’s Program Director overseeing its global activities, its research and partnerships. Danny has a particular interest in the use of evidence in policymaking and in “algorithmic” governance as well as its regulation. Previously he was a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Berlin where he worked on digital innovation issues.
Despite the enormous reductions in child mortality across the world, the African continent remains a perilous place for mothers and newborns. The region accounts for almost half of all maternal deaths worldwide (WHO 2016). Besides the terrible loss of life, maternal deaths take a toll on surviving family members, hampering their health, education, and economic opportunities. In Zambia in 2010, there were 591 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.
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The province of Gauteng occupies 2 percent of South Africa’s landmass yet generates nearly 40 percent of its gross domestic product and houses two major cities and a major airport. Historically, the province and its public transport developed unevenly, ushering a culture of private cars and unsafe, unreliable rail transit. Road congestion has limited economic productivity, living standards, and tourism.
After decades of sustained economic and population growth coupled with rapid urbanization, cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing growing problems with traffic congestion. Poor road networks, underinvestment in infrastructure, and a lack of mass transit systems exacerbate the problems and negatively affect economic activity and human health. Even though countries in the region have only 2 percent of the world’s registered vehicles, those countries have some of the highest road mortality rates in the world (Marquez 2012).