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- DocumentGlobal Economic Governance Africa, 2016Multilateral development banks (MDBs) increasingly struggle to respond effectively to the needs of middle-income countries (MICs). This has influenced not only their potential development impact but also their own financial stability.Document2016The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013–2020, endorsed by the World Health Organization, provides a roadmap and a menu of policy options for Member States and other stakeholders to take coordinated and coherent action to reduce mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and exposure to risk factors.DocumentUnited Nations Human Settlements Programme, 2014The overarching challenge for Africa in the decades to come is massive population growth in a context of wide-spread poverty that, in combination, generate complex and inter-related threats to the human habitat.DocumentThe WorldFish Center, 2013With current and anticipated increases in magnitude of extreme weather events and a declining consistency in weather patterns, particularly challenging for agriculture, there has been a growing interest in weather index-based insurance (IBI) schemes in Bangladesh.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016The resilience of China’s investments in African infrastructure has been called into question in the light of its own economic slowdown.DocumentResearch and Information System for Developing Countries, 2016The South Asian economic integration has remained afflicted with a narrative that is more often than not a negative one. As a part of this, the arguments put forth include the assertion that the region lacks in trade complementarities due to similarities in production structures.Document
Realising income security in old age: A study into the feasibility of a universal old age pension in MalawiHelpAge International, 2016Many governments in developing countries are setting up non-contributory programs to assist older people, most of whom are not covered by formal pension schemes. Malawi is no stranger to the international advancement of social security and social protection.OrganisationWharton Financial Institutions Center is an independently managed site at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.DocumentWharton Financial Institutions Center, 2016Demographic factors are important determinants of a country’s saving behaviour.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016As the US and Africa look to engage at the 2016 annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum under the theme of ‘Maximizing AGOA Now While Preparing for the Future beyond AGOA’, two pertinent issues come to the fore: leveraging AGOA until this programme of trade benefits expires in 2025, and considering the nature of trade relations post-AGOA.