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    Why isn’t tech for accountability working in Africa?

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Expanding mobile networks and falling costs could transform communication between African citizens and governments. So far, however, attempts to harness new technologies to improve transparency and accountability in Africa and elsewhere have had disappointing results. What is going wrong?
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    Reducing child undernutrition: past drivers and priorities for the post-MDG era

    World Development, 2017
    Reducing child undernutrition is gaining high priority on the international development agenda in the post-MDG agenda, both as a maker and marker of development.
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    A review of government programmes for women and children in India: implications for nutrition during the Thousand Day Period

    The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2014
    The current Maternal and Child Health Nutrition (MCHN) statistics from India reflect poorly on the existing Government schemes. Experts recognize the conception of two year period (the first 1000 days) as a critical window of opportunity for influencing the poor MCHN status.
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    Championing nutrition: effective leadership for action

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2016
    The calls for strong leadership in the fight against global and national malnutrition have multiplied during the past decade. The role of nutrition champions in advocating for nutrition, formulating policies, and coordinating and implementing action in nutrition have increasingly been recognized in such countries as Peru, Brazil, Thailand, and the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
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    Energy challenges in Southern Africa: balancing renewable energy source options in the Democratic Republic Of Congo

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    The building of most large dams in Africa dates back decades. However, since the beginning of the 21st century there has been a revival in the building of large-scale hydropower projects,and the Grand Inga project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is attracting regional interest.
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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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