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Perception-based analysis of climate change effect on forest-based livelihood: the case of Vhembe District in South Africa
Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies 2016
Forests are vulnerable to climate change and are also major sources of livelihood for many rural households in Africa. This study examines rural people’s perceptions of climate change impacts on forest-based livelihoods u...
Does microcredit reduce gender gap in employment? An application of decomposition analysis to Egypt
M.E.H. Arouri; N.V. Cuong / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2016
Although gender equality has received a great deal of attention from policymakers as well as researchers, there is still as a large gap between men and women in labor market, especially in Arab societies. ...
Ageing in the Caribbean and the human rights of older persons: Twin imperatives for action
F. Jones / United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean 2016
Over the next twenty years, the Caribbean will see a rapid and dramatic ageing of its population. Over this period, the number of older persons will double: the number of persons aged 60 and over will increase from 1.1 million...
Rainbow at risk: improving South Africa's prospects
J. Cilliers; C. Aucoin / Institute for Security Studies 2016
South Africa needs to build an inclusive economy where broad-based economic growth creates productive jobs for the unemployed; increases productivity and earnings for the employed; and leads to sustained poverty alleviation....
Hot, hungry and starved of investment: supporting smallholders to build a climate-resilient agricultural sector in southern Africa
K. Hanks / Oxfam 2016
As the African Development Bank meets in southern Africa, one of the strongest and most sustained El Niño events on record, turbocharged by climate change, is causing severe drought, failed harvests and a hunger crisis across t...
The impact of food assistance on pastoralist livelihoods in humanitarian crises: an evidence synthesis protocol
K. Czuba; T. O'Niell / Oxfam 2016
This protocol outlines plans for conducting an evidence synthesis on the impact of food aid on pastoralist livelihoods. The distinctiveness of pastoralists – including factors related to the erosion of their livelihood strategies...
The implications of global climate change for fisheries management in the Caribbean
L. Nurse / Climate and Development 2011
Concerns about the socio-economic impacts of observed and projected climate change have been high on the research agendas of scientists for the last several decades. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the rece...
Thailand's seafood slaves: human trafficking, slavery and murder in Kantang’s fishing industry
Environmental Justice Foundation 2016
The Thai seafood industry employs more than 800,000 people, while seafood exports are valued at $6 billion. Slavery, ‘pirate’ fishing and other serious crimes continue to plague Thailand’s seafood sector highlighting th...
M. Huber; M. Zupancic 2016
In 2011, Women for Women International (WfWI) received a three-year grant from Human Dignity Foundation (HDF) for its programme, “Stronger Women, Stronger Afghanistan.” The overall goal of WfWI’s Afghanistan programme i...
Sticks rather than carrots to induce more formality
A. Tansel / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2016
Formalization has many potential benefits for the government, firms, workers, the economy and society. Decisions by firms to move into the formal economy depend on their cost/benefit calculations. Using legal enforcement, inspections ...
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The impact of food assistance on pastoralist livelihoods in humanitarian crises: an evidence synthesis protocol
K. Czuba; T. O'Niell / Oxfam 2016
This protocol outlines plans for conducting an evidence synthesis on the impact of food aid on pastoralist livelihoods. The distinctiveness of pastoralists – including factors related to the erosion of their livelihood strategies...
The implications of global climate change for fisheries management in the Caribbean
L. Nurse / Climate and Development 2011
Concerns about the socio-economic impacts of observed and projected climate change have been high on the research agendas of scientists for the last several decades. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the rece...
Thailand's seafood slaves: human trafficking, slavery and murder in Kantang’s fishing industry
Environmental Justice Foundation 2016
The Thai seafood industry employs more than 800,000 people, while seafood exports are valued at $6 billion. Slavery, ‘pirate’ fishing and other serious crimes continue to plague Thailand’s seafood sector highlighting th...
M. Huber; M. Zupancic 2016
In 2011, Women for Women International (WfWI) received a three-year grant from Human Dignity Foundation (HDF) for its programme, “Stronger Women, Stronger Afghanistan.” The overall goal of WfWI’s Afghanistan programme i...
Sticks rather than carrots to induce more formality
A. Tansel / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2016
Formalization has many potential benefits for the government, firms, workers, the economy and society. Decisions by firms to move into the formal economy depend on their cost/benefit calculations. Using legal enforcement, inspections ...
Social Protection for the elderly as a development strategy: a case study of Kenya's old persons cash transfer programme
P. Mathiu; E.K. Mathiu / Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos (IESE) 2016
Kenya has made progressive investments in social protection forthe ageing, providing lessons and existing opportunities for similar programmes. In Kenya, there has been a paradigm shift from universal social protection schemes...
Population ageing in the Small Island Developing States of Africa: trends and socioeconomic implications
UN Economic Commission for Africa 2016
Ageing of the population poses several profound impacts on every aspect of life. This phenomenon has been visible in the Small Island Developing States of Africa (SIDS) and is expected to continue in the next few decades as the SIDS a...
Income security for all Ugandans in old age
Expanding Social Protection Programme, Uganda 2016
Uganda has a rich tradition of care and respect for the elderly. But, as in all societies, this informal system of support – while still functioning for some – is, for many others, beginning to weaken as a result of poverty,...
Public stockpiling of rice in Asia Pacific
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies 2016
The public stockpiling of staple grains is one of the earliest strategies used to mitigate food supply instability. After many millennia, it remains an important aspect, if not the cornerstone of many national food policies around the...
Sub-Saharan Africa’s growing population of older persons
United Nations Population Division 2016
The growing number of older persons in sub-Saharan Africa is a legacy of the high fertility that produced increasingly large birth cohorts during the twentieth century, as well as improving rates of survival to older ages. In 2015 the...
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African Forestry Forum (AFF)
The African Forestry Forum (AFF) is an association of individuals who are committed to advancing the sustainable management, use and conservation of the forest and tree resources of Africa for socio-economic wellbeing of its peoples and for the stability and improvement of its environment. The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform and create an enabling environment for independent and obje...
The Centre for People and Forests (RECOFTC)
Community forestry is widely acknowledged as a powerful solution for many of the challenges facing local people and the wider society, especially in improving rural livelihoods, enhancing community governance and empowerment, transforming forest-related conflict, protecting and enhancing the environment, and helping to fight climate change. As a capacity-building organisation, RECOFTC improves the...
Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD)
Organisation aiming to implement Integrated Sustainable Village Development (ISVD) in select village clusters, build capacity in rural development, undertake rural research, improve village governance, and serve as a premier knowledge institution for rural development and poverty reduction in India. IRRAD addresses its mission through the following objectives: Develop...
World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)
World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) is a global forum that brings together people from across the world to discuss key issues relating to science and technology management that impact the world sustainable development. The aims of WASD are to promote the exchange of knowledge, experience, information and ideas among academicians, scholars, professionals, policy & decisio...
Fauna & Flora International (FFI)
Fauna & Flora International's work spans across the globe, with over 100 projects in nearly 40 countries, mostly in the developing world.  It aims to act to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take into account human needs.
Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI)
Bangladesh Enterprise Institute is a non-profit, non-political research centre. Established in October 2000, the Institute has established for itself a reputation for excellence in its research and advocacy work focusing on the growth of private enterprise in Bangladesh. The Institute promotes issues of importance to the private sector and seeks to initiate essential measures and influence policy...
Institute of Green Economy (IGREC)
Institute of Green Economy (IGREC), based in India, has been set up with the aim of helping evolve a path of economic development that leaves as little negative impact on the earth and its environment as possible.
Sustainable Community Development Services (SCODE)
SCODE is a national NGO  whose aim is to enable people in Kenya especially the poor, to improve their quality of life by adopting technologies and approaches that are environmental friendly and contribute towards sustainable development.
United Nations High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP)
On 9 August 2010, the Secretary-General launched the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) that brings together renowned world figures to formulate a new blueprint for a sustainable future on a planet under increasing stress resulting from human activities. Recognizing that climate change, water scarcity, loss of biodiversity, the destruction of ecosystems and shifting demogra...
Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) is a network of 22 member country governments that promotes global change research in the region, increases developing country involvement in that research, and strengthens interactions between the science community and policy-makers.
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