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    Witness protection: facilitating justice for complex crimes

    Institute for Security Studies, 2016
    Responding appropriately to complex transnational and international crimes requires a multifaceted approach that includes a robust criminal justice response. Witness testimony is a crucial part of this. Witnesses, and often their family members, can face significant danger given their crucial role in obtaining a conviction.
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    Does less engaged mean less empowered? Political participation lags among African youth, especially women

    Afrobarometer, 2016
    The African Union (AU) Assembly declared 2009 - 2018 the "African Youth Decade" and released an action plan to promote youth empowerment and development throughout the continent, including by raising young citizens' representation and participation in political processes. 
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    Low social and political returns to education in the Arab World

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2016
    The policy discussion in the Arab world has rarely focused on the social and political returns of education, areas of keen interest in more democratic countries. This is unfortunate.
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    The African Union: regional and global challenges

    Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT), 2016
    The Centre for Confl ict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a three-day policy research seminar in Cape Town, from 27 to 29 April 2016, on the theme “The African Union: Regional and Global Challenges”.
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    The State of Biodiversity in West Asia: a mid-term review of progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

    United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2016
    Global Biodiversity Outlook-4 (GBO-4), the mid-term review of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 , published by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), provides a global assessment of progress towards the attainment of the Plan’s biodiversity goals and associated twenty Aichi Biodiversity Targets, but contains limited regional information.
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    The State of Biodiversity in Africa: a mid-term review of progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

    United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2016
    Global Biodiversity Outlook-4, the mid-term review of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 , provided a global assessment of progress towards the attainment of the Plan'€™s global biodiversity goals and associated Aichi Biodiversity Targets, but contained limited regional information. This report builds on and complements the global GBO-4 assessment.
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    The state of governance in Africa: what indices tell us

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    Governance is notoriously difficult to measure – yet numerous global indices attempt to do so. This paper tracks the governance progress of 52 African countries through various indices. A total of 17 of these states have undergone a holistic governance review by the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). Another 17 have joined the APRM, but have not yet been reviewed.
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    Demographic changes and fiscal policy in MENA countries

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2016
    Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region countries have unique demographic characteristics. Within the MENA region, Arab countries have higher fertility and population growth rates and a significantly younger age structure than other ountries and regions.
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    The African Union: regional and global challenges

    Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT), 2016
    The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a three-day policy research seminar in Cape Town, from 27 to 29 April 2016, on the theme “The African Union: Regional and Global Challenges”.
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    India and Africa - collaboration for growth

    KPMG, 2016
    The nature of India’s relationship with Africa is clearly evolving into a wider, deeper engagement that, while clearly in India’s advantage, also offers significant potential benefits to its African counterparts. This overview of Indian/African economic collaboration is a joint piece of work from KPMG and the Confederation of Indian Industry.  It specifically looks at:

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