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    Economic repercussions of the Look East Policy in Zimbabwe

    Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch, 2016
    In 2003, Zimbabwe formally announced the Look East Policy (LEP) in the face of economic sanctions by the West. This, coupled with the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) of 2000, has strengthened trade and bilateral investments between Zimbabwe and China. China is increasingly involved in Zimbabwe's agriculture, mining, construction and tourism industries.
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    Means testing vs. universal targeting: assumptions of efficiency and affordability

    HelpAge International, 2016
    Whether social protection benefits should be assigned to all (universal) or kept only for those who meet certain criteria (targeting) remains one of the most contentious questions in social policy research. The purpose of this brief is to revisit two social policy assumptions around basic concerns of efficiency, affordability and sustainability of universal social pensions.
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    Carbon Tracker / Investor Watch

    Carbon Tracker is a not for profit financial think tank aimed at enabling a climate secure global energy market by aligning capital market actions with climate reality.
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    After Paris: fiscal, macroeconomic, and financial implications of climate change

    International Monetary Fund, 2016
    The December 2015 Paris Agreement lays the foundation for meaningful progress on addressing climate change—now the focus must turn to the practical policy implementation issues. Against this background, this paper takes stock of the wide-ranging implications for fiscal, financial, and macroeconomic policies of coming to grips with climate change.
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    Public-private partnerships for climate finance

    Nordic Council of Ministers, 2015
    Implementing the Paris climate agreement and the transition to a low carbon economy require adequate finance. Public finance plays a key role - whereas private finance is essential in developing and implementing new and innovative solutions. The Nordic countries are committed to further develop financial instruments and structures that can scale up such investments.
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    Tracking climate co-finance: approach proposed by MDBs

    European Investment Bank, 2015
    A consortium of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) has jointly reported their investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation projects (€œclimate finance€) on an annual basis since 2011, with the latest report published on June 2015. The objectives of this work are as follows:
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    Namibia: towards a logistics hub for Southern Africa

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    Foreign direct investment (FDI) is touted for its many benefits to developing countries. The skills and technology foreign investors bring with them can help to stem the huge skills and knowledge shortage that developing countries face until a well-trained labour force can be developed.
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    Policy briefing: SMEs and GVCs in the G20: implications for Africa and developing countries

    Global Economic Governance Africa, 2016
    Increasing the participation of developing countries in global value chains (GVCs) is now an accepted G20 priority. However, there is disagreement over how multinational corporations (MNCs), which drive GVCs, can be persuaded to incorporate small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from developing countries into the GVCs they co-ordinate.
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    SMEs and GVCs in the G20 implications for Africa and developing countries

    Global Economic Governance Africa, 2016
    Increasing the participation of developing countries in global value chains (GVCs) is now an accepted G20 priority that features prominently on the Chinese government’s agenda for the 2016 summit.
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    Agriculture and adaptation to climate change: the role of insurance in risk management: the case of Colombia

    Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2016
    Insurance can potentially play an important role in climate change adaptation for rural households in developing countries as part of the overall climate change adaptation strategy. However, agricultural insurance markets have many market failure s that inhibit their full development.

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