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  • Using Zakat for international development 

    Ismail, Zenobia (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-03-23)
    This review focuses on Zakat, a particular form of almsgiving within Islam. The value of Zakat is estimated to range from US$ 200 billion to US$ 1 trillion per annum across the world (Stirk, 2015) or around US$ 187 million ...
  • Building Peace in the New Oil Frontiers of Northern Kenya 

    Benson, Vivienne; Lind, Jeremy (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-04)
    Since the discovery of oil five years ago in Northern Kenya, explorations have spread to more than 30 drilling and testing sites. This has brought foreign investment, and in turn, new work opportunities, corporate social ...
  • Manual de Implementação do Cartão de Pontuação Comunitária pelo Programa CEP 

    Citizen Engagement Programme ((CEP) Citizen Engagement Programme / Cidadania e Participação, 2018-12)
    O Programa CEP – Cidadania e Participação é um programa de responsabilização social que tem como objectivo contribuir para a melhoria da qualidade dos serviços de saúde e educação, nos lugares onde o programa é implementado. ...
  • Inclusive Peace and Security 

    Luckham, Robin (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-04)
    This IDS Bulletin Archive Collection reviews four decades of analysis and research on peace, security, and development, drawing on articles published in previous issues of the Bulletin throughout this timeframe. IDS first ...
  • Notes on Contributors: Inclusive Peace and Security’ 

    Luckham, Robin (Institute of Development Studies, 2018-04)
    This is the notes on contributors for IDS Bulletin 49.1A, 'Inclusive Peace and Security’.

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