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- DocumentNational Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction, 2017What if a popular data set that has generated a long stream of literature has been misunderstood and has led to misleading inferences? In this paper, we use the case of household expenditure in the Indonesian National Socio-Economic Survey data, SUSENAS, which started over 50 years ago.DocumentSocial Science Research Network, 2016Politicians and government officials need to look beyond the traditional development banking model if they hope to make an impact on the scale needed to drag their countries out of poverty (or at least stagnation). Development bank architects should design development banks based on successful role models – like the China Development Bank – instead of proven failures.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017The literature suggests that the effects of social protection initiatives such as cash transfers and vouchers on social cohesion are positive, but there is very little empirical evidence to back this. This review found no research comparing cash transfers and vouchers from the perspective of social cohesion.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017There are various risks – notably theft, diversion, corruption, security, targeting, misuse by beneficiaries, inflationary effects - associated with cash transfer programmes in fragile contexts. However, the literature indicates that – while different - these are not any greater than those associated with other forms of aid, e.g. vouchers or in-kind goods, and could even be less.Document
New markets for green bonds: A guide to understanding the building blocks and enablers of a green bond marketClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017This guide has been developed in response to the interest of developing markets in the potential for capital markets to connect institutional private capital with projecDocumentKota Kita, 2016Decentralisation has provided the opportunity for the participatory model of development planning and budgeting to be applied in Indonesia. Within the participatory planning and budgeting context, known as Musrenbang (Musyawarah Perencanaan Pembangunan), Indonesia attempts to apply a top-down and bottom-up mechanism simultaneously.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Yayasan Kota Kita (Our City Foundation) is an Indonesian civil society organisation of governance practitioners who focus on urban planning and citizen participation in the design and development of cities. Following several years of experience with participatory budgeting in Solo city, in 2016 they carried out research to examine participatory budgeting processes in six Indonesian cities.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2017Tanzania faces significant development challenges. While gross domestic product growth remains relatively impressive, many sectors are growing off a small base. Both the longevity of the acceleration and the quality of the growth are in question. Tanzania’s educational outcomes remain poor, and young people are less likely to find good quality employment.DocumentInstitute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2017The Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Forum for Regional Cooperation’s (BCIM) Economic Corridor (EC) initiative, a complex entanglement between security, economic and national interest, exemplifies Foreign Secretary Jaishankar's statement.DocumentGlobal Economic Governance Africa, 2017Following the Panama Papers leak and numerous press reports of aggressive tax planning by Multinational enterprises (MNEs) around the world, there has been a concerted effort, notably in developed countries, to combat MNE tax avoidance and increase international cooperation in tax matters.