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In the quest for Economic Growth in Africa who is getting left behind and why?

A new project from the Institute of Development Studies, entitled "Diverse Voices 2012" recently brought together three small groups in Malawi, Ethiopia and Kenya to discuss the issues and events of most importance to the vulnerable in these societies. The groups were a forum for some of those whose opinions have not had an equal chance of reaching lawmakers, practitioners, researchers and journalists. As a result, Diverse Voices is hosting a Global Debate on 7th June 2012. The focus will be the question that these groups felt most needed answering - In the quest for Economic Growth in Africa who is getting left behind and why?

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The geography of trade and the environment: the case of CO2 emissions
S. Bensassi; L. Márquez-Ramos; I. Martínez-Zarzoso / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
According to recent theoretical developments, there are three key channels through which trade affects the environment: the first is via its effect on the scale of economic activity, the second is via a composition effect and the thir...
Cyclicality of fiscal behavior in developing oil-producing countries: an empirical review
N. Erbil / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
Oil price volatility has increased in recent years, where these large, unpredictable swings have a major impact on fiscal balances in developing oil-producing economies. This paper examines the cyclicality of fiscal behaviour in 28 de...
Poverty alleviation in Southern Sudan: the case of Rank County
A.E. Yassin,; A. Salih; S. Gafar / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
The main objective of this study is to investigate the poverty status and its determinants in Rank County, Upper Nile State-Southern Sudan. The paper utilises both primary and secondary data and finds that about 87% and 73% of ...
Puzzling over the pieces: regional integration and the African Peer Review Mechanism
T. Corrigan / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
Regional integration has long been recognised as an important vehicle for Africa’s development; currently, the African Union (AU) officially intends achieving a continent-wide common market by 2023 and a currency union by 2018. ...
The effect of folic acid, protein energy and multiple micronutrient supplements in pregnancy on stillbirths
A Imdad; M.Y Yakoob; Z.A Bhutta / BMC Public Health, 2011
Pregnancy is a state of increased requirement of macro- and micronutrients, and malnourishment or inadequate dietary intake before and during pregnancy, can lead to adverse perinatal outcomes including stillbirths. Many nutritional in...
Effect of balanced protein energy supplementation during pregnancy on birth outcomes
A Imdad; Z.A Bhutta / BMC Public Health, 2011
The nutritional status of the mother prior to and during pregnancy plays a vital role in foetal growth and development, and maternal undernourishment may lead to adverse perinatal outcomes including intrauterine growth restriction (IU...
Effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy on maternal and birth outcomes
B.A Haider; M.Y Yakoob; Z.A Bhutta / BMC Public Health, 2011
Given the widespread prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries, supplementation with multiple micronutrients rather than iron-folate alone, could be of potential benefit to the mother and the fetus. These benefi...
Integrated paradigm for sustainable development: a panel data study
H. Abou-Ali; Y.M. Abdelfattah / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
In the developing world, there is a clear trade-off between economic growth and environmental security. This paper states that the concept of sustainable development requires countries all over the world to use their natural resources...
Interventions to reduce the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting in African countries
R.C. Berg; E. Denison / International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2013
This systematic review aimed to review the empirical research on the effectiveness of interventions to reduce the prevalence of female geniral mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in African countries, and the empirical research on contextual f...
Impact of education and provision of complementary feeding on growth and morbidity in children less than 2 years of age in developing countries: a systematic review
BMC Public Health, 2013
About one third of deaths in children less than 5 years of age are due to underlying undernutrition. According to an estimate, 19.4% of children <5 years of age in developing countries were underweight (weight for-age Z score <5...
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