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Food prices and political instability
R. Arezki; M. Brückner / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
It is often claimed by policy makers and the media that increases in international food prices put at stake the intra-state stability of the world's poorest countries. This paper examines the effects that variations in the internation...
The use of ICTs to express public outrage in Nigeria over child marriage
J Dada / Global Information Society Watch, 2013
Is public opposition to child marriage in Nigeria increasing? Despite the Nigerian Senate passing a law criminalising child marriage in 2003, only 24 of the 36 states have adopted the law. This concise paper, written by Joh...
Policy brief on gender equity and empowerment towards achieving the MDGs
CISLAC false 2012
In reaction to various international conventions and covenants on women’s equality, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Nigerian governments have undertaken legislative and administrative reforms to address multip...
Pathways of women's empowerment: building constituencies
Pathways of Women's Empowerment false / Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC, 2015
This thematic portal examines how women engage with policy change, and the building of alliances and coalitions, to bring about accountability. It also contains information on how to create demand for, and dismantle obstacles to, wome...
Macroeconomic effects of pension reforms in the context of ageing populations: overlapping generations model simulations for Tunisia
T.A. Abdessalem; H.C. Cherni / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
The sustainability of pay as you go (PAYG) pension systems has become a major concern for governments subsequent to the deterioration of their financial situation. Using a special model, this paper examines the issues of balancing Tun...
Labor Policies and Philippine Companies: Analysis of Survey Opinions
G. Sicat / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2009
This paper analyzes the responses from a survey of Philippine companies concerning labor market policies, such as minimum wage-setting process, hiring and firing practices, training, and holidays. These policies have gained wide accep...
Final evaluation of the Regional Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Capacity Building Programme for Southern Africa
A.M. Madzara; D.D.C. Mauambeta / Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2014
Background: This programme was established to address the challenges facing CBNRM in Southern Africa, such as policies which were not explicitly inclusive of communities in wildlife management and benefits; or, where there was po...
Truth-telling by Third-Party Audits and the Response of Polluting firms: Experimental Evidence from India
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2013
In many regulated markets, firms choose and pay private, third-party auditors, potentially creating a conflict of interest. This paper reports on a two-year field experiment in the Indian state of Gujarat that sought to curb such a co...
Community monitoring to curb corruption and increase efficiency in service delivery: evidence from low income communities
The Campbell Collaboration, 2013
Service delivery is seen as the process through which basic services, such as education, health, and security are delivered to communities. Community monitoring interventions (CMIs), often referred to as social accountability mechanis...
Agricultural trade balance and exchange rate depreciation: the case of Tunisia
H.E. Chebbi; M. Olarreaga / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
Although a large body of literature has been devoted to investigate the linkages between macroeconomic variables and agricultural sector, relatively little attention has been paid to the direct effects of exchange rates on the agricul...
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Food prices and political instability
R. Arezki; M. Brückner / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
It is often claimed by policy makers and the media that increases in international food prices put at stake the intra-state stability of the world's poorest countries. This paper examines the effects that variations in the internation...
The use of ICTs to express public outrage in Nigeria over child marriage
J Dada / Global Information Society Watch, 2013
Is public opposition to child marriage in Nigeria increasing? Despite the Nigerian Senate passing a law criminalising child marriage in 2003, only 24 of the 36 states have adopted the law. This concise paper, written by Joh...
Policy brief on gender equity and empowerment towards achieving the MDGs
CISLAC false 2012
In reaction to various international conventions and covenants on women’s equality, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Nigerian governments have undertaken legislative and administrative reforms to address multip...
Pathways of women's empowerment: building constituencies
Pathways of Women's Empowerment false / Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC, 2015
This thematic portal examines how women engage with policy change, and the building of alliances and coalitions, to bring about accountability. It also contains information on how to create demand for, and dismantle obstacles to, wome...
Macroeconomic effects of pension reforms in the context of ageing populations: overlapping generations model simulations for Tunisia
T.A. Abdessalem; H.C. Cherni / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
The sustainability of pay as you go (PAYG) pension systems has become a major concern for governments subsequent to the deterioration of their financial situation. Using a special model, this paper examines the issues of balancing Tun...
Labor Policies and Philippine Companies: Analysis of Survey Opinions
G. Sicat / Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2009
This paper analyzes the responses from a survey of Philippine companies concerning labor market policies, such as minimum wage-setting process, hiring and firing practices, training, and holidays. These policies have gained wide accep...
Final evaluation of the Regional Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Capacity Building Programme for Southern Africa
A.M. Madzara; D.D.C. Mauambeta / Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2014
Background: This programme was established to address the challenges facing CBNRM in Southern Africa, such as policies which were not explicitly inclusive of communities in wildlife management and benefits; or, where there was po...
Truth-telling by Third-Party Audits and the Response of Polluting firms: Experimental Evidence from India
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2013
In many regulated markets, firms choose and pay private, third-party auditors, potentially creating a conflict of interest. This paper reports on a two-year field experiment in the Indian state of Gujarat that sought to curb such a co...
Community monitoring to curb corruption and increase efficiency in service delivery: evidence from low income communities
The Campbell Collaboration, 2013
Service delivery is seen as the process through which basic services, such as education, health, and security are delivered to communities. Community monitoring interventions (CMIs), often referred to as social accountability mechanis...
Agricultural trade balance and exchange rate depreciation: the case of Tunisia
H.E. Chebbi; M. Olarreaga / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
Although a large body of literature has been devoted to investigate the linkages between macroeconomic variables and agricultural sector, relatively little attention has been paid to the direct effects of exchange rates on the agricul...
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Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIF)
The Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) is a political science research centre.
GATEWAY
GATEWAY focus is on collecting, sharing and expanding knowledge on corruption assessment. It aims to allow those who wish to measure corruption to match their needs with existing diagnostic tools. The project involves: Collecting information on existing corruption assessment methods and tools; Providing tool users with a better understanding of...
MiniAid (MiniAid)
African Community of Practice (AFCOP)
AfCop's mission is to build African capacity to manage for development results through sharing experiences, networking and building strong learning relationships between practitioners in Africa and around the world. Its members bring this dialogue and knowledge-sharing to their countries through national AfCoP chapters across the continent.
Open Budget Initiative (OBI)
The Open Budget Initiative (Initiative) is a global research and advocacy program which seeks to promote public access to budget information and the adoption of accountable budget systems. IBP launched the Initiative with the Open Budget Survey—an analysis and survey that evaluates whether governments give the public access to budget information and opportunities to participate i...
Localis (http://localis.org.uk/)
Localis is an independent think-tank based in Westminster, dedicated to issues related to local government and localism. Since its formation it has produced research on a variety of issues including housing, the reform of regional government, innovation in services and local government finance.
Local government of Rwanda
Local government of Rwanda site. Declares as it's mission statement: 'Promoting the well-being of the population by good governance, community development and social affairs.
Research Programme on Democracy (Democracy as Idea and Practice)
Research Programme on Democracy (Democracy as Idea and Practice) is based at the University of Oslo. (website under construction - more details to follow)
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