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South African banks footprint in SADC mining projects: environmental, social and governance principlesSouthern African Resource Watch, 2017DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2017Technical regulations refer to product and process specifications, whether voluntary (standards) or legally required (compulsory specifications).OrganisationDocumentAdvances in Aging Research, 2017In Africa, ageing is a phenomenon that is just beginning to reveal its shape; at present, it is a family concern. Although sub-Saharan Africa’s older population is not as large in size as in other regions of the world, it must still be considered as a potential cause for concern since Africa is ageing at a time when its resources are being depleted.DocumentGlobal Economic Governance Initiative, Boston University, 2016China is one of the largest creditors of Latin American and the Caribbean and has loaned the region more than $125 billion since 2005. However, the composition of China’s financing in the region has been concentrated in commodity related sectors that are currently on the decline.DocumentPartnership for African Social and Governance Research, 2015None of the recent efforts to study social protection in Nigeria have provided a detailed description of the political economy factors that enhance and prevent the uptake of social protection policies.Document2016Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) are currently amongst the most popular social protection programmes for addressingpoverty, vulnerabilities, and risks of poor individuals, households and communities in developing Latin American, African, and Asian countries. However, the increasing popularity and adoption of CCTs in Africa have remained highly understudiDocument
Work, family and social protection: old age income security in Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and VietnamHelpAge International, 2017How does growing older affect a person’s income security in Asia? This question is becoming increasingly urgent in the context of rapid population ageing in the region, yet relatively limited comparative analysis has tried to answer it.DocumentBretton Woods Project, 2017The government of Egypt has sealed a loan deal with the IMF following four years of negotiations.DocumentInstitute of Labor Economics, Bonn, 2016India, one of the world’s two population superpowers, is undergoing unprecedented demographic changes. Increasing longevity and falling fertility have resulted in a dramatic increase in the population of adults aged 60 and up, in both absolute and relative terms.