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- DocumentLinkedIn, 2016Realising the potential of impact investing in Africa will require all actors in the impact ecosystem to demonstrate courage in speaking “truth to power” in unpacking impact measurement – when things go well, and also when they do not.DocumentStanford Social Innovation Review, 2016Why investors need to integrate rights and accountability into development finance, and how they can begin.DocumentAccountability Counsel, 2018What tools do people around the world have to raise grievances if an impact investment in their community causes harm to their livelihoods, negative gender impacts, or environmental abuse?How would an impact investor know about the harm, prevent further harm, or remedy an abuse? Accountability Counsel is working to address these questions with concrete tools.OrganisationAccountability Counsel amplifies the voices of communities around the world to protect their human rights and environment.DocumentGreen Money Journal, 2016The concept of impact investment that has the explicit purpose of supporting economic and community development is receiving a growing amount of attention from an increasingly diverse set of financial players.DocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017Property 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.Document
Agricultural input subsidies for improving productivity, farm income, consumer welfare and wider growth in low- and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic reviewThe Campbell Collaboration, 2018In 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.Document
Challenges and opportunities for urban climate finance – Lessons learned from eThekwini, Santiago de Chile and ChennaiDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, 2017This 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.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018This Helpdesk report provides a situational analysis of people with disabilities in Lebanon.DocumentImpact Initiative, 2018Communities 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.