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    Courting catastrophe? Humanitarian policy and practice in a changing climate

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Humanitarian crises appear dramatic, overwhelming and sudden, with aid required immediately to save lives. Whereas climate change is about changing hazard patterns and crises are in reality rarely unexpected, with academic researchers and humanitarian and development organisations warning about possible risks for months before they take place.
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    Accounting for nutritional changes in six success stories: a regression-decomposition approach

    Global Food Security - journal, 2017
    Over the past two decades, many developing countries have made impressive progress in reducing undernutrition. In this paper, the authors explore potential explanations of this success by applying consistent statistical methods to multiple rounds of Demographic Health Surveys for Bangladesh, Nepal, Ethiopia, Odisha, Senegal, and Zambia.
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    Equate and conflate: political commitment to hunger and undernutrition reduction in five high-burden countries

    World Development, 2015
    As political commitment is an essential ingredient for elevating food and nutrition security onto policy agendas, commitment metrics have proliferated. Many conflate government commitment to fight hunger with combating undernutrition.
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    Stories of change in nutrition: an overview

    Global Food Security - journal, 2017
    After a period of relative success in generating political momentum to address malnutrition, there is an increasing urgency to focus on implementation and impact on the ground.
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    Mineral governance barometer - Southern Africa

    Southern African Resource Watch, 2017
    Southern Africa is endowed with lucrative mineral resources such as diamonds, gold, copper, coal, platinum, and uranium.  This rich endowment can be a major asset in the quest for inclusive and sustainable development, yet mining in Southern Africa has often been criticised as an enclave sector that at best contributes little to economic development and at worst does substantial social and
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    Corporate social responsibility and political settlements in the mining sector in Ghana, Zambia and Peru

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2017
    This paper explores and compares the political effects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the mining sector in Zambia, Ghana and Peru. The paper adopts a political settlements approach to answer the question: How do the CSR practices of mining companies affect local and national political settlements?
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    The politics of promoting social protection in Zambia

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2017
    The rise of the social protection agenda in Zambia over the past few years seems in some ways to fit with mainstream accounts of how welfare states are likely to emergein developing countries, particularly in terms of the links to elections and pro-poor political parties.
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    Zambia’s constitutional Groundhog Day: why national debate about constitutional reform is not going away anytime soon

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Since independence, Zambia has had five major constitutional amendments (an average of one every 10 years), a fact that has raised concerns about the country’s constitutional foundations. The constitution has been made a campaign issue in every presidential election since Zambia’s return to multiparty politics in the 1990s.
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    Illicit financial flows estimating trade mispricing and trade-based money laundering for five African countries

    Global Economic Governance Africa, 2016
    Illicit financial flows (IFFs) are garnered through the proceeds of illicit trade, trade mispricing, transfer pricing and other forms of organised profit-motivated crime.
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    Climate change and rural institutions strengthening climate change adaptation in Zambia

    Danish Institute for International Studies, 2015
    The Government of Zambia is making important progress in establishing a national framework for climate change adaptation. However, there is a need for more attention to the crucial role of district level institutions such as Local Government, local sector agencies and NGOs.

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