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    Indian economy and demonetisation: way forward

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2017
    The delegalisation of the two highest value currency notes announced by Indian government on November 8th 2016 has created an impact on the economy at a scale which no other piece of policy has rivalled for a long time. This brief tlooks at the ration
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    Africa and external actors

    Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT), 2016
    The Cape Town seminar in August 2016 brought together about 30 key scholars, policymakers, and civil society activists to assess bilateral and multilateral relations between Africa’s traditional and non-traditional actors in the post–Cold War era.
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    India-Africa seed sector collaboration: emerging prospects and challenges

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2016
    India-Africa seed sector has promises for improving trade with various African nations.
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    South Africa’s state-building role in the DRC: kicking the can down the road

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    As the mooted presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is postponed to December 2018, South Africa’s most significant engagement in post-conflict reconstruction and development (PCRD) since its return to African affairs in 1994 hangs in the balance.
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    Gender dimensions of vulnerability to climate change in China

    UN Women, 2016
    China is vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change in various ways, including through disasters such as floods, droughts and typhoons, and is therefore a key player in the global efforts to mitigate climate change.
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    Foreign investment promotion and domestic protection: a balancing act

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    South Africa has experienced sluggish economic growth over the last four years. Real gross domestic product (GDP) growth has fallen steadily since 2011, and was down to 1.4% in 2015 and was predicted to drop by another 0.1% in 2016.
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    Transitioning to more sustainable, low-emissions agriculture in Brazil

    Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016
    Sustainability, traceability, and branding for final consumers have been a component of market development of coffee for two decades in Brazil, but only just started in the beef sector. Sustainability initiatives for coffee have enjoyed high price premiums and support from cooperatives to make this possible. Efforts in the cattle and beef sector are more recent and still in a pilot phase.
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    The BRICS initiatives towards a new financial architecture: an assessment with some proposals

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2016
    It is heartening, the author of this paper argues, to observe that developing countries, led by China and other BRICS members have been successful to organise alternative sources of credit flows . aiming for financial stability, growth and development.
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    Social Protection for Sustainable Development: dialogues between Africa and Brazil

    World Centre for Sustainable Development / RIO+ Centre, 2016
    Over the last few decades, Latin American countries have experienced a boom in social protection policies. This increase has been fuelled by the expansion of fiscal space as the result of steady economic growth.
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    Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for South-South and Triangular Development Cooperation: lessons from Brazil for the 2030 agenda

    United Nations Development Programme, 2016
    In the past 15 years, South-South development cooperation (SSDC)1 and triangular development cooperation (TrC) have been growing in prominence as a result of an increase in resources, geographical reach and

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