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  • Making the Most of Peri-Urban Ecosystem Services 

    Marshall, Fiona; Oxley, Nathan; Dolley, Jonathan (Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA), 2018-02)
    Ecosystem services are vital for peri-urban and urbanising areas, and the people who live within them. In contexts of rapid urbanisation, these services are under threat from redevelopment, pollution and overconsumption, ...
  • Why Peri-Urban Ecosystem Services Matter For Urban Policy 

    Marshall, Fiona (Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA).Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA)., 2017-01-13)
    This briefing draws on recent research to show how people benefit from ecoystems in and around cities, and how these benefits can be integrated into urban planning and policy. There is a growing international consensus ...
  • Jobs for Ex-Militants in the Niger Delta – Why Isn’t the Private Sector Involved? 

    Ebiede, Tarila Marclint (IDS, 2018-08)
    At the end of violent conflict, the most difficult task for most countries is the reintegration of former combatants into civilian life and employment. Failure to do this can leave the door open for further protests and ...
  • Engaging Men and Boys in Sanitation and Hygiene Programmes 

    Cavill, Sue; Mott, Joanna; Tyndale-Biscoe, Paul; Bond, Matthew; Huggett, Chelsea; Wamera, Elizabeth (Institute of Development Studies, 2018)
    This issue of Frontiers of CLTS shares and builds on the learning from a desk study that explores examples of men’s and boys’ behaviours and gender roles in sanitation and hygiene (S&H). Of particular interest is the extent ...
  • Chapter 5: A Corporate Tax Policy Agenda for Lower-Income Countries 

    Durst, Michael C. (Tax Notes International, 2018-08-20)
    In the preceding four chapters of this book, I have sought to explore (i) the economic and political roots of base erosion and profit shifting in lower-income countries and (ii) the recent (and continuing) efforts of the ...

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