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- The BLDS print collection
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- Cost assessment of environmental degradation in the Middle East and North Africa region – selected issues
- B. Larsen / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
- This paper estimates the cost of inadequate potable water, sanitation and hygiene, outdoor air pollution, and cropland degradation in 16 countries of the Arab League. The paper pointes that the 16 countries under study represent great...
- Sustainable development and environmental challenges in the MENA region: accounting for the environment in the 21st century
- S.L. Sakmar; M. Wackernagel; A. Galli / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
- Although many of MENA’s economic challenges have been widely analysed, environmental challenges are rarely taken into consideration in the process of formulating economic policies in the region. This paper addresses the major ga...
- On the determinants of trade in services: evidence from the MENA region
- F. Karam; C. Zaki / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2012
- Trade in services is receiving increasing interest in the trade literature and in the negotiations under the GATS due to the importance of services in the global economy. This paper examines the determinants of aggregate flows of serv...
- Institutions and the finance-growth nexus: empirical evidence from MENA countries
- K. Gazdar; M. Cherif / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2012
- The economic literature emphasises the positive role of financial development in determining economic growth. This paper investigates the effect of institutional quality on the finance-growth nexus in Middle East and North African (ME...
- The elusive quest for Arab economic development
- A. Galal; H. Selim / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2012
- Today, Arab countries are not considered developed by international standards. This paper reviews the development experience of the Arab countries since World War II, arguing that the lack of inclusive economic and political instituti...
- Elections, politics and external involvement in Djibouti
- B. Mesfin / Institute for Security Studies 2011
- This situation report continues the research project on regional politics and security in the Horn of Africa conducted by the Institute for Security Studies. While it follows in the footsteps of a 2008 situation report that was concer...
- People in crises: tackling the root causes of famine in the Horn of Africa
- H.A. Terefe / Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute 2012
- In mid-2011 the world became witness to a widespread food crisis in the Horn of Africa, which has escalated into acute shortages of food notably in the regions of southern Somalia, northern Kenya, southeastern Ethiopia and Djibouti. T...
- Alternative investment strategies for increasing resilience in the Horn of Africa
- D. Headey; A. S. Taffesse; L. You / International Food Policy Research Institute 2012
- This discussion paper seeks to explore alternative investment options with the aim of enhancing resilience in the Horn of Africa. Climate change, conflict, drought and increasing populations are leading many to pessimistic conclusions...
- Is trade policy an appropriate instrument for addressing poverty in the MENA region?
- N. Minot; M.A. Chemingui; M. Thomas / International Food Policy Research Institute 2010
- The effect of agricultural trade liberalisation on poverty varies widely across countries, in part because the effect of liberalisation on agricultural prices is ambiguous. This report examines the impact of trade liberalisation on no...
- Lessons learnt in building climate resilience for the Horn of Africa farming systems
- R. Munang (ed); J.N Nkem (ed) 2011
- The consequences of the rise in food prices have demonstrated that the world’s food systems are not responding adequately to increased demand and limited supplies in ways that favour the interests of poor people. The crisis is e...
- The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
- The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa was created in 1996 to supersede the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) which was founded in 1986. The recurring and severe droughts and other natural disasters between 1974 and 1984 caused widespread famine, ecological degradation and economic hardship in the Eastern Africa region. Although indi...