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The growth of micro and small, cluster based furniture manufacturing firms and their implications for poverty reduction in Tanzania
E.P. Mhede / Research on Poverty Alleviation, Tanzania, 2012
Micro, small, and medium manufacturing enterprises (MSMEs) offer good examples of firm clustering and incipient entry points for industrial development in Tanzania. This study analyses the growth of cluster-based, micro and small furn...
Economic profiling of the creative industries: a desk review
S. Nalishebo / Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, 2013
The UN’s Creative Economy Report 2010 notes the increasing acceptance of the role of the creative economy as a leading sector in generating economic growth, employment and trade, and that creative industries are among the most d...
Mining tax in Zambia
Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, 2013
With some of the worst poverty statistics in Africa, Zambia appears to have  little to show for a century of mining.  But  given good policies, the country’s considerable mineral wealth clearly represents a real o...
The birth death and survival of exports in Zambia 1999-2011
B. Banda; J. Simumba / Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, 2013
This paper deals with the dynamics of Zambia’s export performance, analyzing the birth, death and persistence of exporting in various products and destinations. The authors use a framework that has recently proliferated in inter...
ICT and employment promotion among poor women: how can we make it happen? Some reflections on Kerala's experience
P.M. Pillai; N. Shanta / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2008
This paper deals with the integration of gender in policies relating to information and communication technology to empower socially excluded poor women as producers of this technology. In this context, this paper examines an int...
Globalisation lived locally: new forms of control, conflict and response among labour in Kerala, examined through a labour geography lens
Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2009
With the support of the labour geography framework, this study tries to analyse how the economic geography of capitalism is shaped by the spatial practices of labour. We look into a model, not upon a global scale but at a very local s...
The deluge of debt: understanding the financial needs of poor households
B.S. Suran; D. Narayana / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2009
This paper discusses the financial lives of poor households. It examines the different sources of income and expenditure of the poor households residing in a coastal settlement in Kerala. The method of financial diary for data collect...
A study of National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme in three Grama Panchayats of Kasaragod District
K.N. Nair; T.P. Sreedharan; M. Anoopkumar / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2009
The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is a historic legislation passed by the Government of India in September 2005. It was enacted in order to address the crucial issues of unemployment and poverty in rural India. The N...
Women's livelihoods, global markets and citizenship
J. Thekkudan; R. Tandon / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2009
The underlying assumption of the economic integration epitomised by globalisation was that it would lead to greater economic participation and an enhancement of livelihood opportunities, which in turn would have positive impacts ...
Democratising trade politics in the Americas: insights from the women's, environmental and labour movements
R. Icaza; P. Newell; M. Saguier / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2009
This paper explores the extent to which and the ways in which civil society groups are contributing to the democratisation of trade policy and politics in the Americas. It explores the strategies adopted by a range of NGOs and social ...
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The growth of micro and small, cluster based furniture manufacturing firms and their implications for poverty reduction in Tanzania
E.P. Mhede / Research on Poverty Alleviation, Tanzania, 2012
Micro, small, and medium manufacturing enterprises (MSMEs) offer good examples of firm clustering and incipient entry points for industrial development in Tanzania. This study analyses the growth of cluster-based, micro and small furn...
Economic profiling of the creative industries: a desk review
S. Nalishebo / Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, 2013
The UN’s Creative Economy Report 2010 notes the increasing acceptance of the role of the creative economy as a leading sector in generating economic growth, employment and trade, and that creative industries are among the most d...
Mining tax in Zambia
Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, 2013
With some of the worst poverty statistics in Africa, Zambia appears to have  little to show for a century of mining.  But  given good policies, the country’s considerable mineral wealth clearly represents a real o...
The birth death and survival of exports in Zambia 1999-2011
B. Banda; J. Simumba / Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, 2013
This paper deals with the dynamics of Zambia’s export performance, analyzing the birth, death and persistence of exporting in various products and destinations. The authors use a framework that has recently proliferated in inter...
ICT and employment promotion among poor women: how can we make it happen? Some reflections on Kerala's experience
P.M. Pillai; N. Shanta / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2008
This paper deals with the integration of gender in policies relating to information and communication technology to empower socially excluded poor women as producers of this technology. In this context, this paper examines an int...
Globalisation lived locally: new forms of control, conflict and response among labour in Kerala, examined through a labour geography lens
Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2009
With the support of the labour geography framework, this study tries to analyse how the economic geography of capitalism is shaped by the spatial practices of labour. We look into a model, not upon a global scale but at a very local s...
The deluge of debt: understanding the financial needs of poor households
B.S. Suran; D. Narayana / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2009
This paper discusses the financial lives of poor households. It examines the different sources of income and expenditure of the poor households residing in a coastal settlement in Kerala. The method of financial diary for data collect...
A study of National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme in three Grama Panchayats of Kasaragod District
K.N. Nair; T.P. Sreedharan; M. Anoopkumar / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2009
The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is a historic legislation passed by the Government of India in September 2005. It was enacted in order to address the crucial issues of unemployment and poverty in rural India. The N...
Women's livelihoods, global markets and citizenship
J. Thekkudan; R. Tandon / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2009
The underlying assumption of the economic integration epitomised by globalisation was that it would lead to greater economic participation and an enhancement of livelihood opportunities, which in turn would have positive impacts ...
Democratising trade politics in the Americas: insights from the women's, environmental and labour movements
R. Icaza; P. Newell; M. Saguier / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2009
This paper explores the extent to which and the ways in which civil society groups are contributing to the democratisation of trade policy and politics in the Americas. It explores the strategies adopted by a range of NGOs and social ...
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Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR)
The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) is a Think-Tank whose mandate is to conduct research and analysis primarily, but not exclusively for policy formulation, implementation and monitoring. The Institute supports the Government, the Private Sector, Civil Society and other stakeholders in Zambia on evidence-based policy advice through conducting research and poli...
The Emerging Markets Symposium
With more than half the world’s people and over 40% of its economy, Brazil, China, India, Russia and other emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas are widely expected to be economic and geo-political powers in the 21st century and beyond. But their future progress, relationships with the rest of the world and each other and prospects for growth, social cohesion and politica...
Institute of International Relations, Greece (IDIS)
Thnk tank covering Greek/ foreign relations, emerging powers, governance issues.
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) was established in July 2004 as an autonomous research institute at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The establishment of ISAS reflects the increasing economic and political importance of South Asia, and the strong historical links between South Asia and Southeast Asia. ISAS is dedicated to research on contemporary South Asia. The I...
Africa Portal
The Africa Portal is an online resource that seeks to broaden the availability, accessibility and use of policy research on issues critical to the future of Africa. It is a collaborative project between the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). The Africa Portal offers a range of features including a Digit...
Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
FOCAC is a multilateral network set up to assist cooperation between China and African countries, and covers various aspects of politics, trade, economy, society and culture.
World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre)
The World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre) was established as a legacy of the Rio+20 Conference to keep the commitment to inclusive and sustainable development alive. The RIO+ Centre works with governments, civil society and the private sector to inspire and inform policies and practices that lead to greater social, environmental and economic justice. As a global centre based in th...
SAIS China Africa Research Initiative
The China Africa Research Initiative (CARI) is based at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. It works in promoting research, conducting evidence-based analysis, fostering collaboration, and training future leaders to better understand the economic and political dimensions of China-Africa relations and their implications for human security and global development.
China Institute of International Studies (CIIS)
China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) is the think tank of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It conducts research and analysis on a wide range of foreign policy issues.
Institute of Economic Growth, India (IEG)
The Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) is an autonomous, multidisciplinary Centre for advanced research and training. IEG's research falls into the following broad themes: agriculture and rural development environment and resource economics globalization and trade industry, labour and welfare macro-economic policy and mo...
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