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  • Designing for Impact: South-South Trade and Investment 

    Saha, A.; Thorpe, J.; O'Flynn, P.; Bucher, H. (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 ...
  • How Best to Nudge Taxpayers? A Tailored Letter Experiment in Eswatini 

    Santoro, Fabrizio; Groening, Edward; Mdluli, Winnie; Shongwe, Mbongeni (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%. ...
  • Role of Resilience Factors in Mitigating the Negative Effects of Conflict on Land Expansion 

    Adelaja, Adesoji; George, Justin; Jayne, Thomas; Muyanga, Milu; Awokuse, Titus; Liverpool-Tasie, Lenis Saweda O.; Aromolaran, Adebayo (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 ...
  • The Emerging Importance of Rice as a Strategic Crop in Ethiopia 

    Alemu, Dawit; Thompson, John (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 ...
  • Key Barriers to Girls’ Education in the ASEAN and Pacific Region 

    Price, Roz (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, ...

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