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20 Years of South African Democracy

So Where to Now?

by Miriam Altman, Hester du Plessis, Frene Ginwala & others

This publication is the outcome of a conference marking the beginning of South Africa's third decade of democracy hosted in November 2014 by the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection and the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute at ...

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A better life for child labourers and their families in Egypt

An assessment of the effects of a co-ordinated intervention between the Egyptian Government and one of local NGOs to alleviate the child labour phenomenon in Egypt

by Nabila EL-Gabalawi

Master's Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Development Politics, grade: Merit, University of Birmingham (International Development Department (IDD)- School of Public Policy), course: ...

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A Comparative Analysis of Tax Administration in Asia and the Pacific

2016 Edition

by Asian Development Bank

This comparative analysis report, the second in a series, is part of ADB’s regional research and development project on tax administration that analyzes the administrative frameworks, functions, and performance of 21 economies in Asia and the ...

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A New Methodology for Estimating the Output Gap in the United States

by Alichi, Ali

The gap between potential and actual output—the output gap—is a key variable for policymaking. This paper adapts the methodology developed in Blagrave and others (2015) to estimate the path of output gap in the U.S. economy. The ...

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A State Built on Sand

How Opium Undermined Afghanistan

by David Mansfield

Oscillations in opium poppy production in Afghanistan have long been associated with how the state was perceived, such as after the Taliban imposed a cultivation ban in 2000-1. The international community's subsequent attempts to regulate opium ...

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A World of Insecurity

Anthropological Perspectives on Human Security

by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Ellen Bal & Oscar Salemink

Human security is a key element in the measure of well-being, and a hot topic in anthropology and development studies. A World of Insecurity outlines a new approach to the subject.<br /><br />The contributors expose a contradiction at the heart ...

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Access to Microfinance and Financial Training for Innovative Urban Sustainability: Collective Investments at the Bottom of t

by Mutisya, Musau

The Kenyan population is highly concentrated in urban centres, leading to increased social, economic and environmental strains, with a significant percentage of urban dwellers living in sprawling slums. Urban development is increasingly a major ...

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Africa and China

How Africans and Their Governments are Shaping Relations with China

by Aleksandra W. Gadzala

<span><span>The China-Africa relationship has so far largely been depicted as one in which the Chinese state and Chinese entrepreneurs control the agenda, with Africans and their governments as passive actors exercising little or no agency. This

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Africa and the Millennium Development Goals

Progress, Problems, and Prospects

by Charles Mutasa & Mark Paterson

<span><span>This unique work by the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, tracks the progress Africa has made in achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) since 2000. </span><span><br ...

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Africa's Information Revolution

Technical Regimes and Production Networks in South Africa and Tanzania

by James T. Murphy & Pádraig Carmody

<p><b><i><i>Africa’s Information Revolution </i></i>was recently announced as the 2016 prizewinner of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences - congratulations to the authors James T. Murphy and Padraig Carmody!</b></p> <p><i>Africa’s ...

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African Independence

How Africa Shapes the World

by Tukufu Zuberi, PBS's History Detectives and Professor

<span><span style="font-style:italic;">African Independence </span><span>highlights the important role Africa has played in recent history and the significant role it will continue to play in the future of America and the globe. In a world where

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African Institutions

Challenges to Political, Social, and Economic Foundations of Africa's Development

by Ali A. Mazrui & Francis Wiafe-Amoako

<span><span>Every political system, either developed or adopted, has an impact on the structure of society and the level of development. This book analyzes the evolution and nature of political institutions and their effect on Africa’s ...

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Agriculture and The World Trade Organisation

Indian and French Perspectives

by Frédéric Landy, Gurdarshan Singh Bhalla & Jean-Luc Racine

<p>The present volume offers to the reader a multi-faceted dialogue between noted experts from two major agricultural countries, both founding members of the Word Trade Organisation, each one with different stakes in the great globalisation ...

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Alleviating Poverty/Advancing Prosperity

An Essential Guide for Helping the Poor

by Steven Downey

Poverty is stubborn. Since World War II an estimated 2.3 trillion dollars has been spent on international aid, yet half of the population of the world survives on less than on ten dollars a day. In fact, one billion people, eek out a living on ...

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Arab Dawn

Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring

by Bessma Momani

<p>In the West, news about the Middle East is dominated by an endless stream of reports and commentary about civil war, sectarian violence, religious extremism, and economic stagnation. But do they tell the full story? For instance, who knew ...

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Are Capital Inflows Expansionary or Contractionary? Theory, Policy Implications, and Some Evidence

by Blanchard, Olivier J.

The workhorse open-economy macro model suggests that capital inflows are contractionary because they appreciate the currency and reduce net exports. Emerging market policy makers however believe that inflows lead to credit booms and rising ...

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Are GDP/GNP appropriate measures of development?

by Martin Lochner

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Development Politics, grade: 2.0, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Institut für Politische Wissenschaft), course: Introduction to ...

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Argentina

by FUND, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY

This report presents IMF staff analysis based on publicly available information through end- January 2014. Following its 2002 financial crisis, Argentina experienced a strong economic recovery, helped by an expansionary policy stance, an ...

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As Long as They Don¿t Bury Me Here: Social Relations of Poverty in a Namibian Shantytown

by Tvedten, Inge

An increasing number of poor Southern Africans live in poverty-stricken urban slums or shantytowns. Focusing on four shantytowns in the northern Namibian town of Oshakati, this book analyses the coping strategies of the poorest sections of such ...

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ASEAN Financial Integration

by Almekinders, Geert

The establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at end-2015 has brought into sharp focus the issue of financial and economic integration in the region. This paper takes stock of ASEAN&#x2019;s financial integration and prospects. ASEAN

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