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    Sub-Saharan Africa’s growing population of older persons

    United Nations Population Division, 2016
    The growing number of older persons in sub-Saharan Africa is a legacy of the high fertility that produced increasingly large birth cohorts during the twentieth century, as well as improving rates of survival to older ages. In 2015 there were 46 million people aged 60 years or over in sub-Saharan Africa, an increase from 23 million in 1990. Highlights of this overview include:
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    Avoiding the resource curse in Lebanon

    Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, 2016
    The discovery and extraction of oil and gas off the shores of Lebanon could ultimately translate into a boom in revenues for the government, which in light of current poor fiscal planning could lead to an uncontrolled expansionary budget policy and eventually a ‘resource curse’.
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    The cost of irrigation water in the Jordan Valley

    World Bank Institute, World Bank, 2016
    The purpose of this study was to determine the financial cost of irrigation water in the Jordan Valley and the corresponding impact of higher water prices on farming. The analysis shows that JVA needs significant tariff increases to be able to attain a more financially sustainable footing.
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    Collaborating for women’s economic, social and political empowerment: India and Africa

    Knowledge Partnership Programme, 2015
    Over one third of the world’s poor reside in Africa and though over the last century African countries have made significant strides in promoting gender equity, the equality in society in terms of access and control over family, society, economic and political goods are yet to be achieved.
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    Gender at work: a companion to the World Deveopment Report on jobs

    World Bank, 2013
    Globally, fewer than half of women have jobs, compared with almost four-fifths of men. Girls and women still learn less, earn less, and have far fewer assets and opportunities.
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    Prospects of Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2015
    The concept of Blue Economy is emerging as a new narrative on productive and sustainable engagement with the vast development opportunities that oceanic resources offer. The important sectors of Blue Economy are fisheries, sea-minerals including oil and gas, ports and shipping, marine tourism, marine biotechnology, deep-sea mining, and transport and logistics.
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    Under sea pipedreams and India energy security

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2015
    Iran’s game-changing nuclear deal with the West and imminent ending of the US-led sanctions open a window of opportunity for deeper Indo-Iranian relations.
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    A review of children’s participation in disaster risk reduction

    Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 2016
    Children are often excluded from disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities, yet they are one of the most vulnerable groups to disasters. As a result, they experience physical, psychological and educational vulnerabilities. There is lack of research on children’s participation in DRR and their potential value in strengthening community resilience has been largely overlooked.
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    Mega-events and megaprojects

    2011
    Mega-events are events with a global audience. They vary in type and organization, but the focus here is on those that have an itinerant character, occurring regularly in different places, and are awarded through a bidding process. These include the World’s Fair, the World Cups of various sports, regional athletic contests (e.g., Asian Games) and the Olympic Games.
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    Picking up the pieces: Liberia’s peacebuilding efforts post-Ebola

    African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2015
    Liberia is at a critical juncture in terms of its ability to maintain its hard-won peace and ensure that its reconciliation and sustainable development efforts are not derailed.

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