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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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    Beyond Weber: conceptualizing an alternative ideal type of bureaucracy in developing contexts

    Social Science Research Network, 2017
    The study of public administration in developing countries needs to look beyond the Weberian model as the only ideal-type of bureaucracy. When it is assumed that there exists only one gold standard of public administration, all other organisational forms that do not conform to the Weberian ideal are written off as corruption or failures.
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    Rethinking infrastructure in Africa: a governance approach

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Infrastructure deficits have long been recognised as being central to Africa’s developmental malaise. This paper looks at the state of the continent’s infrastructure, with a focus on the actions that governments can take to spur its development. In other words, it attempts this analysis from the perspective of governance.
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    Migrating out of Poverty

    Migrating out of Poverty is a seven-year research programme consortium (RPC) funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) from 2010-2017.
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    South Africa’s local content policies: challenges and lessons to consider

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2017
    South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) identifies local content as a strategic industrial policy instrument to leverage the power of public procurement; reduce the country’s trade deficit; address market failures; foster infant industries; and increase the
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    Wanted: good governance - protection of minorities and human rights in Northern Iraq

    Bonn International Center for Conversion, 2017
    Dealing with the aftermath of the current situation in northern Iraq requires a a mid-and a long-term strategy. Both have to recognize limitations that are due to the cyclical re-occurence of conflict and that mirror specific historical and socio-political circumstances.
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    Interrogating Decentralisation in Africa

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    This issue of the Open Access IDS Bulletin examines the impact of decentralisation at the local level through detailed case studies of five countries – Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. The issue deals with all three of the main aims for decentralisation reforms in Africa: improved service delivery, democracy and participation, and a reduction in central government expenditure.
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    South–South peacebuilding: lessons and insights from Turkey and South Africa’s support to fragile states

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Emerging actors, such as providers of South–South cooperation (SSC), are increasingly playing a role in peacebuilding, particularly in fragile states and conflict-affected areas. While there is much discussion on the role of emerging donors in sustainable development, there is little empirical evidence on their contribution to peacebuilding and state building.
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    Balancing coal mining and conservation in South-West Ethiopia

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Ethiopia is confronted by the challenges of a growing population and a diminishing natural resources base. The country’s economic growth has relied heavily on agriculture, but progress in this sector has been hampered by the lack of access to agricultural inputs like fertiliser.
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    Civil society’s role in shaping Zimbabwe’s diamond governance

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Zimbabwe confirmed that alluvial diamonds had been discovered in the Marange area in Mutare District in 2006. However, as in many otherAfrican countries, the promise diamond mining holds for economic growth has been eroded by a lack of transparency and accountability.

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