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    Property taxation in developing countries

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017
    Property tax (PT) raises on average revenues of less than 1% of GDP in developing countries. In many African countries it contributes far less than 0.5%. Following such low contribution, there is a growing eagerness among policy makers to increase its share in GDP.
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    Agricultural input subsidies for improving productivity, farm income, consumer welfare and wider growth in low- and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic review

    The Campbell Collaboration, 2018
    In recent decades, agricultural productivity in low- and lower-middle-income countries, particularly in Africa, has fallen increasingly behind that of upper middle-income countries. Adequate use of agricultural inputs such as improved seeds and inorganic fertilisers has been identified as one way of enhancing agricultural productivity.
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    Challenges and opportunities for urban climate finance – Lessons learned from eThekwini, Santiago de Chile and Chennai

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, 2017
    This study includes a comprehensive assessment of the situation of urban climate finance in the three countries of South Africa, Chile and India with a specific focus on the partner cities of the “Cities Fit for Climate Change” (CFCC) project: eThekwini (Durban), Santiago de Chile and Chennai. 
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    Situation of persons with disabilities in Lebanon

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    This Helpdesk report provides a situational analysis of people with disabilities in Lebanon. 
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    Engaging communities in rebuilding post-typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

    Impact Initiative, 2018
    Communities are slowly being rebuilt after Super Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Typhoon Haiyan) struck the Visayas Islands in the Philippines in November 2013. The vulnerable, most affected communities face ongoing challenges to re-establish livelihoods, safe housing, access to water and electricity, and to rebuild roads and drainage.
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    Helping to make safe abortion a reality in Zambia

    Impact Initiative, 2018
    Zambia has one of the most liberal abortion laws in sub-Saharan Africa. However, in spite of this, unsafe abortion continues to contribute to high rates of maternal mortality. Stigma, poverty, conscientious objectors, and lack of knowledge all contribute to why many adolescent girls and women do not and cannot access safe abortions in Zambia.
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    Sexual and reproductive health rights of persons with disabilities

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    The World Health Organization estimates that 15 per cent of the world’s population have a disability and that a higher prevalence of disability occurs among people in lower-income countries.
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    How property tax would benefit Africa

    Africa Research Institute, 2015
    The developmental benefits of governments taxing citizens, even for modest sums, are often disregarded. African governments have long depended on revenue from natural resources or foreign aid to fund budgets.
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    Africa Research Institute (ARI)

    Africa Research Institute (ARI) encourages debate, questions orthodoxy and challenges “received wisdom” in and about Africa.
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    Perspectives from the field: SDC cooperation for property taxation

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    This paper reviews three projects implemented in the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC) Democratisation, Decentralisation and Local Governance Network (DDLGN) that aim to provide incentives for local governments to increase tax compliance and revenues.

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