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HIV among MSM in the Middle East and North Africa
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C. Stowers / Panos Pictures
Men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionately higher burden of HIV infection than the general population. The objective of this review is to demonstrate the evidence on the epidemiology of HIV among MSM in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The paper notes that MSM in the MENA are a largely hidden population because of a prevailing stigma towards this type of sexual behaviour, thereby limiting the ability to assess infection transmission patterns among them.

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The G-20 tax agenda and Africa’s taxation needs
T. Fundira / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
The rapid growth of the global economy in recent years has meant that international tax laws have not kept pace with changes in the global business environment, with the consequence that multinational corporations (MNCs) are not neces...
Annotated bibliography on developmental states, political settlements and citizenship formation: towards increased state capacity and legitimacy?
L. Routley / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2012
Policymakers and academics agree that an effective state is the foundation for inclusive development, whilst also recognising the critical role of non-state actors in the delivery of goods and services to poor people. This compilation...
Land grabbing under the Cover of Law: Are BRICS-South relationships any different?
T. Ferrando / Transnational Institute, 2014
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Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience and Sustainable Development in the Arab Region
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G. Mohan / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2012
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ICTs for agriculture in Africa
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The strategic application of ICT to the agricultural industry, the largest economic sector in most African countries, offers the best opportunity for economic growth and poverty alleviation on the continent. Food security is paramount...
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T. Corrigan; Y. Turianskyi / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
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Trillions gained and lost: estimating the magnitude of growth episodes
L. Pritchett; K. Sen; S. Kar / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2013
“Steady state” growth rates are bounded below by zero, and historical observation on the economically leading countries suggests 2% annum as an upper bound. However, the current paper indicates that the variance in decadal...
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