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The Chilean system of contributory pensions as locus of rivalry and of a new social compact
A. Sojo / United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2014
In a context of rising life expectancy and the promotion of higher fertility through care policies, pension improvements must be consistent with improvements in economic productivity, with the increase in contribution densities as a r...
Social protection global policy trends 2010-2015: from fiscal consolidation to expanding social protection: Key to crisis recovery, inclusive development and social justice
International Labour Organization, 2014
While social protection played a strong role in the expansionary response immediately after the onset of the global crisis, many governments embarked on fiscal consolidation and premature contraction of expenditures from 2010 onwards,...
The right climate for development: why the SDGs must act on climate change
K. Munro / Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, 2014
This report argues that tackling climate change, poverty eradication and sustainable development has to be integrating and cannot be approached as spate issues. This report argues that if action is not taken to cut emissions an...
Drawing lessons for African integration from accelerated development in China
C.H. Vhumbunu / Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch, 2014
What lessons can be drawn from the development experience in China to accelerate the African integration agenda? The paper identifies and analyses the main vectors of China’s accelerated development including economic, go...
Living conditions of displaced persons and host communities in urban Goma, DRC
Norwegian Refugee Council, 2014
Goma has been a central point for the reception of displaced persons over the last 20 years of conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Following significant waves of arrivals in 2012 and 2013, due to conflict with ...
A Political Economy of Slum Spaces: Mathare Valley
J.C. Andvig; T. Barasa / Norwegian Institute for International Affairs, 2014
This paper studies the spatial characteristics of slums, seeking to explain why rulers tend to neglect the welfare of their dwellers. While located close to the centers of power, their high population density implies that they cover s...
How moving beyond GDP may help fight poverty in Africa
L. Fioramonti / Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, 2014
This policy brief argues that the fixation with the use of the index of gross domestic product (GDP) has misled Africa’s policy makers. This approach has led to the replacement of informal economic structures with formal market ...
Formal residential markets in urban areas
Urban LandMark, 2011
Property market is functioning well for those who are able to participate in it, but for poorer people, for whom the critical requirement of affordability is a barrier, the formal market is not easily accessed. This case study examine...
Even it up: time to end extreme inequality
E. Seery; A. Caistor Arendar / Oxfam, 2014
Using new research and examples, this report shows the scale of the problem of extreme economic inequality, and reveals the multiple dangers it poses to people everywhere. It identifies the two powerful driving forces that have led to...
Home based entrepreneurs
Urban LandMark, 2006
To understand why not many South Africans consider their house as an asset that can build wealth, and how the economic asset potential of housing can be promoted as a strategy to alleviate poverty, a study into housing entrepreneurs w...
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The Chilean system of contributory pensions as locus of rivalry and of a new social compact
A. Sojo / United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2014
In a context of rising life expectancy and the promotion of higher fertility through care policies, pension improvements must be consistent with improvements in economic productivity, with the increase in contribution densities as a r...
Social protection global policy trends 2010-2015: from fiscal consolidation to expanding social protection: Key to crisis recovery, inclusive development and social justice
International Labour Organization, 2014
While social protection played a strong role in the expansionary response immediately after the onset of the global crisis, many governments embarked on fiscal consolidation and premature contraction of expenditures from 2010 onwards,...
The right climate for development: why the SDGs must act on climate change
K. Munro / Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, 2014
This report argues that tackling climate change, poverty eradication and sustainable development has to be integrating and cannot be approached as spate issues. This report argues that if action is not taken to cut emissions an...
Drawing lessons for African integration from accelerated development in China
C.H. Vhumbunu / Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch, 2014
What lessons can be drawn from the development experience in China to accelerate the African integration agenda? The paper identifies and analyses the main vectors of China’s accelerated development including economic, go...
Living conditions of displaced persons and host communities in urban Goma, DRC
Norwegian Refugee Council, 2014
Goma has been a central point for the reception of displaced persons over the last 20 years of conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Following significant waves of arrivals in 2012 and 2013, due to conflict with ...
A Political Economy of Slum Spaces: Mathare Valley
J.C. Andvig; T. Barasa / Norwegian Institute for International Affairs, 2014
This paper studies the spatial characteristics of slums, seeking to explain why rulers tend to neglect the welfare of their dwellers. While located close to the centers of power, their high population density implies that they cover s...
How moving beyond GDP may help fight poverty in Africa
L. Fioramonti / Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, 2014
This policy brief argues that the fixation with the use of the index of gross domestic product (GDP) has misled Africa’s policy makers. This approach has led to the replacement of informal economic structures with formal market ...
Formal residential markets in urban areas
Urban LandMark, 2011
Property market is functioning well for those who are able to participate in it, but for poorer people, for whom the critical requirement of affordability is a barrier, the formal market is not easily accessed. This case study examine...
Even it up: time to end extreme inequality
E. Seery; A. Caistor Arendar / Oxfam, 2014
Using new research and examples, this report shows the scale of the problem of extreme economic inequality, and reveals the multiple dangers it poses to people everywhere. It identifies the two powerful driving forces that have led to...
Home based entrepreneurs
Urban LandMark, 2006
To understand why not many South Africans consider their house as an asset that can build wealth, and how the economic asset potential of housing can be promoted as a strategy to alleviate poverty, a study into housing entrepreneurs w...
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Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)
The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) unites Australia’s non-government aid and international development organisations to strengthen their collective impact against poverty.
Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA)
The Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) is a global alliance and an initiative of the European Union (EU), launched in 2007 and coordinated by the European Commission (EC), aimed at strengthening dialogue and cooperation on climate change with developing countries most vulnerable to climate change and supporting their efforts to develop and implement adaptation and mitigation responses. It fo...
Making All Voices Count (MAVC)
Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation, scaling, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness. This Grand Challenge focuses global attention on creative and cutting-edge solutions, including those that use mobile and web technology, to ensure the voices of all cit...
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.
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...
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...
Development Support Center (DSC)
Development Support Center (DSC) is an Indian resource organisation that provides knowledge based support to Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), government agencies and other stakeholders in the field of natural resource management.
African Centre for Cities (ACC)
The African Centre for Cities (ACC) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching programme focussed on the dynamics of unsustainable urbanisation processes in Africa, with an eye on identifying systemic responses.
Sustainable Development 2015 (SD2015)
The Sustainable Development 2015 website provides the latest news, information and expert analysis around the global decision-making process to define a new set of global goals to eradicate poverty through sustainable development, known as the post-2015 development agenda. The website forms part of a wider multi-stakeholder engagement programme run by Stakeholder Forum and CIVICUS, in c...
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