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(International Trade Centre, 2020-07-01)As countries across the world grapple with the effects of COVID-19 and look towards ‘post-pandemic’ transformations, and as we enter the final decade of the UN Global Goals, fresh thinking and action in trade, investment ...
(Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-29)Tax collection in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) performs poorly, with a tax/GDP ratio of about 15% –this has severe repercussions for service delivery, growth and state-building. The ratio in high-income countries is 35%. ...
(APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-10-01)Shocks and stresses from natural disasters, climate change, economic volatility, armed conflicts and political instability could hinder expansion efforts by smallholder farms (SHFs). The application of the resilience concept ...
(APRA, Future Agricultures Consortium, 2020-10-01)Rice has become one of the most important agricultural commodities in Ethiopia in line with its increased importance throughout Africa. This paper examines the trends of the importance of rice in the country – covering ...
(Institute of Development Studies, 2020-10-12)This rapid review explores the barriers to girls’ education, with a focus on the most marginalised and why. The report focuses on the East Asia and Pacific region, with a focus on Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, ...