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    Thailand's seafood slaves: human trafficking, slavery and murder in Kantang’s fishing industry

    Environmental Justice Foundation, 2016
    The Thai seafood industry employs more than 800,000 people, while seafood exports are valued at $6 billion. Slavery, ‘pirate’ fishing and other serious crimes continue to plague Thailand’s seafood sector highlighting the shortcomings in private sector initiatives and government controls.
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    Endline Evaluation: Women for Women International’s “Stronger Women, Stronger Afghanistan” Programme

    2016
    In 2011, Women for Women International (WfWI) received a three-year grant from Human Dignity Foundation (HDF) for its programme, “Stronger Women, Stronger Afghanistan.” The overall goal of WfWI’s Afghanistan programme is to improve the lives of socially excluded women and their families by building self-reliance and access to sustainable livelihood opportunities.
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    Sticks rather than carrots to induce more formality

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2016
    Formalization has many potential benefits for the government, firms, workers, the economy and society. Decisions by firms to move into the formal economy depend on their cost/benefit calculations.
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    Social Protection for the elderly as a development strategy: a case study of Kenya's old persons cash transfer programme

    Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos (IESE), 2016
    Kenya has made progressive investments in social protection forthe ageing, providing lessons and existing opportunities for similar programmes. In Kenya, there has been a paradigm shift from universal social protection schemes targeted at formal employees to inclusive schemes including both formal and informal sectors, corporations and individuals.
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    Population ageing in the Small Island Developing States of Africa: trends and socioeconomic implications

    UN Economic Commission for Africa, 2016
    Ageing of the population poses several profound impacts on every aspect of life. This phenomenon has been visible in the Small Island Developing States of Africa (SIDS) and is expected to continue in the next few decades as the SIDS are continuously experiencing one of the fastest ageing populations in Africa.
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    Expanding Social Protection Programme, Uganda (ESP)

    The Expanding Social Protection (ESP) Programme is a Government of Uganda Programme implemented under the Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development.
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    Income security for all Ugandans in old age

    Expanding Social Protection Programme, Uganda, 2016
    Uganda has a rich tradition of care and respect for the elderly. But, as in all societies, this informal system of support – while still functioning for some – is, for many others, beginning to weaken as a result of poverty, migration, urbanisation and the impact of HIV and AIDs.
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    Public stockpiling of rice in Asia Pacific

    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2016
    The public stockpiling of staple grains is one of the earliest strategies used to mitigate food supply instability.
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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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