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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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    Parched prospects II: a revised long-term water supply and demand forecast for South Africa

    Institute for Security Studies, 2016
    It is likely that South Africa is overexploiting its water resources at the national level, as water withdrawals currently exceed reliable supply. using the international futures forecasting system, this paper forecasts that withdrawals in all three sectors (municipal, industrial and agricultural) will increase over the next 20 years.
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    Hatchery-bred milkfish fry: a must for fisheries development

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2000
    Milkfish is the national fish of the Philippines not only because it is a favorite viand of the population. The milkfish industry has also been contributing about 10 percent, on average, to total fisheries production for the past two decades (Israel 2000).
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    Urban water pricing: the Metro Manila and Metro Cebu cases

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2000
    Water resource management in many major urban centers has failed to provide an economically efficient, socially equitable, and environmentally sustainable de- velopment, distribution and use of water resources.
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    Underwriting the Poor. A Global Fund for Social Protection

    UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2012
    Seventy-five to eighty per cent of the world’s poor do not have comprehensive social protection, yet the total costs of introducing social protection would amount to only 2-6 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP).
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    Gender inequality, risk and vulnerability in the rural economy: refocusing the public works agenda to take account of economic and social risks

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2011
    Although the gender-specific challenges of women’s largely unequal involvement in agricultural activities are generally well-articulated, social protection policy and programming have not adequately recognised the gendered experiences of poverty and vulnerability and the extent to which gender inequality affects both social protection programme design and outcomes.
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    How do social protection and labour programmes contribute to social inclusion? Evidence from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal

    Overseas Development Institute, 2014
    Today, the positive effects of social protection and labour programmes on core dimensions of well- being such as food consumption and access to health and education are well-recognised. However, less is known about the ability of these programmes to tackle the structural causes of social exclusion and poverty or to promote sustainable changes in the lives and livelihoods of the poor.
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    Issues in labour market inequality and women’s participation in India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme

    International Labour Organization, 2011
    The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGP or NREGP), functions as an income supplement for poor households by providing 100 days of work to a rural household, with 33 per cent of all workdays reserved for women workers.

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