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Improving access to the city through value capture: an overview of capturing and allocating value created through the development of transport infrastructure in South Africa
R. McGaffin; L. Gavera / Urban LandMark, 2012
Cities attribute much of their economic expansion to the development of transit systems that link people efficiently to jobs. However, many of South Africa's cities lack modern mass transit systems for transporting commuters, who have...
Research briefing: what can African countries learn from Brazil’s inclusive growth and development?
International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa, 2014
Until the mid-2000s, credit in Brazil was characterised by: volatility; high costs; high concentrations in the banking industry, with the significant participation of state-owned institutions; segmentation, with large quasi-fiscal fun...
Restructuring Brazil’s national financial system
E.T. Torres Filho; L. Macahyba; R. Zeidan / International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa, 2014
This paper examines the main institutional reforms that had a major impact in terms of building a robust (but not flawless) domestic financial system in Brazil after 1994, when the high inflation period came to an end. Its aim is to i...
Effects of urbanization on economic growth and human capital formation in Africa
Program on the Global Demography of Aging, 2014
Africa’s population is expected to grow to 2.3 billion by 2050, of whom 60% will be urban. This urbanisation is an important challenge for the next few decades. According to several research papers and reports, Africa’s ur...
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs through Information and Communication Technologies - A Practical Guide
United Nations [UN] Conference on Trade and Development, 2014
The promotion of micro and small-scale enterprises (MSEs) has been recognised as an important strategy for advancing the economic empowerment of women, while reducing poverty and gender inequality. This guide has been designed to prov...
Gender and Rural Microfinance: Reaching and Empowering Women - A Guide for Practitioners
2009
Innovations in financial services, particularly in microfinance, have enabled millions of women and men in rural areas who were formerly excluded from the financial sector to gain access to financial services on an ongoing basis. Neve...
Can labor mobility spark employment in Tunisia?
A. David; M.A. Marouani / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
The number of graduates in Tunisia increased at a very high pace in the last decade but was not followed by a similar increase of high skilled job opportunities. This paper indicates that labour mobility through migration is often pre...
The determinants of foreign direct investment to Arab countries
P.G. Méon; K. Sekkat / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
Determining why some countries attract more FDI than others is a major research and policy issue. This paper examines the issue of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to the Arab countries. The paper notes that for a lon...
Reducing old age and economic vulnerabilities: why Uganda should improve its pension system
World Bank, 2014
Despite Uganda’s young population, there is an urgent need for pension reform. Limited social protection is leaving vulnerable elderly members of society exposed to poverty, a situation that is exacerbated by the fact that few w...
Meaning of indian economic dynamism for the East Asian economic integration process
R.U. Das / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2014
The study sets out to demonstrate what Indian economic dynamism brings to the ASEAN+6 process, including its developmental implications. It also aims to highlight how India’s soft power has not only cultural and ethical dimensio...
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Improving access to the city through value capture: an overview of capturing and allocating value created through the development of transport infrastructure in South Africa
R. McGaffin; L. Gavera / Urban LandMark, 2012
Cities attribute much of their economic expansion to the development of transit systems that link people efficiently to jobs. However, many of South Africa's cities lack modern mass transit systems for transporting commuters, who have...
Research briefing: what can African countries learn from Brazil’s inclusive growth and development?
International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa, 2014
Until the mid-2000s, credit in Brazil was characterised by: volatility; high costs; high concentrations in the banking industry, with the significant participation of state-owned institutions; segmentation, with large quasi-fiscal fun...
Restructuring Brazil’s national financial system
E.T. Torres Filho; L. Macahyba; R. Zeidan / International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa, 2014
This paper examines the main institutional reforms that had a major impact in terms of building a robust (but not flawless) domestic financial system in Brazil after 1994, when the high inflation period came to an end. Its aim is to i...
Effects of urbanization on economic growth and human capital formation in Africa
Program on the Global Demography of Aging, 2014
Africa’s population is expected to grow to 2.3 billion by 2050, of whom 60% will be urban. This urbanisation is an important challenge for the next few decades. According to several research papers and reports, Africa’s ur...
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs through Information and Communication Technologies - A Practical Guide
United Nations [UN] Conference on Trade and Development, 2014
The promotion of micro and small-scale enterprises (MSEs) has been recognised as an important strategy for advancing the economic empowerment of women, while reducing poverty and gender inequality. This guide has been designed to provide pr...
Gender and Rural Microfinance: Reaching and Empowering Women - A Guide for Practitioners
2009
Innovations in financial services, particularly in microfinance, have enabled millions of women and men in rural areas who were formerly excluded from the financial sector to gain access to financial services on an ongoing basis. Neve...
Can labor mobility spark employment in Tunisia?
A. David; M.A. Marouani / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
The number of graduates in Tunisia increased at a very high pace in the last decade but was not followed by a similar increase of high skilled job opportunities. This paper indicates that labour mobility through migration is often pre...
The determinants of foreign direct investment to Arab countries
P.G. Méon; K. Sekkat / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
Determining why some countries attract more FDI than others is a major research and policy issue. This paper examines the issue of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to the Arab countries. The paper notes that for a lon...
Reducing old age and economic vulnerabilities: why Uganda should improve its pension system
World Bank, 2014
Despite Uganda’s young population, there is an urgent need for pension reform. Limited social protection is leaving vulnerable elderly members of society exposed to poverty, a situation that is exacerbated by the fact that few w...
Meaning of indian economic dynamism for the East Asian economic integration process
R.U. Das / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2014
The study sets out to demonstrate what Indian economic dynamism brings to the ASEAN+6 process, including its developmental implications. It also aims to highlight how India’s soft power has not only cultural and ethical dimensio...
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Arc Finance
Arc Finance is a global non-profit that brings together practitioners, funders, pro-poor enterprises, and end-users to develop solutions for access to finance for clean energy and water.
ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)
Based at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with nodes at the Australian National University (ANU) and The University of Sydney, CEPAR produces research on population ageing. The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is a collaboration bringing together academia, government and industry to address one of the major social challenges of the twenty first century.
Development Ideas
Development Ideas is a space for thinkers and practitioners to learn, share and debate about international development—its origins, how it has changed and spread over time, and how it may evolve. The group have published an essential reference book for scholars, graduate students, practitioners and policy-makers: International Development: Ideas, Experience and Prospects  in...
CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment (CUTS CITEE)
CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment (CUTS CITEE) is a programme centre of CUTS International, a civil society organisation working on public interest issues of Trade, Economic Regulations, Governance and Human Development, with its headquarters in Jaipur, India and presence in Nairobi (Kenya), Lusaka (Zambia), Accra (Ghana), Hanoi (Vietnam) and Geneva (Switzerland).
Centre for Micro Finance, India (CMF)
The Centre for Micro Finance aims to improve the accessibility and quality of financial services for the poor through rigorous research, knowledge dissemination and evidence-based policy outreach. Most CMF research projects entail the collection of primary data via survey instruments. Once CMF data sets are cleaned and analyzed they are made publicly available online and can be accessible via...
International Research Initiative on Brazil and Africa (IRIBA)
Brazil has emerged as a globally significant economic power in the last decade, combining accelerated growth with falling poverty and inequality. This achievement is globally recognised – nowhere more so than among the emerging economies in Africa. This DFID-funded research programme, based at the University of Manchester brings together an international team of researchers, exami...
California Environmental Associates (CEA)
CEA provides consulting services and dives projects into five practice areas: philanthropic services, regulatory & Compliance Strategy, recruiting & organizational design services, sustainable business and sustainable finance.
African Center for Economic Transformation (ACEF)
The African Center for Economic Transformation is an economic policy institute supporting Africa’s long-term growth through transformation. Their vision is that by 2025 all African countries will drive their own growth and transformation agendas, led by the private sector and supported by capable states with strong institutions and good policies. They work toward this vision through analysis, advi...
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC)
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the United States Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where...
Edward Elgar Publishing (EE)
Edward Elgar is a publisher of material on economics, finance, business and management, law and public policy.
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