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    Farmer-led irrigation development and investment strategies for food security, growth and employment in Africa

    Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, 2018
    Following a three year research programme, the SAFI research project gathered a group of researchers, policy-makers and irrigation specialists to define the characteristics of farmer-led irrigation development in Africa, and identify potential interventions by government and development agenci
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    India's recent inward foreign direct investment: an assessment

    Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi, 2018
    Over the past three decades, the Indian policy makers have been consistently emphasising the importance of attracting sizeable amounts of foreign direct investment (FDI). Governments, both at the Centre and in States, have been highlighting the rising levels of inflows and the FDI projects they have been able to attract.
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    Would the people of Chhattisgarh prefer cash transfers instead of foodgrain?

    Sameeksha Trust, 2017
    The overwhelming and consistent preference for grain over cash is striking, especially since this preference was expressed by both men and women, irrespective of class, age, or community. It is useful to examine reasons for this sharp preference for grain over cash against the background of national debates about cash transfers.
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    Emerging economies and the changing dynamics of development cooperation

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    Almost two decades have passed since ‘emerging donors’– new providers of development cooperation – began to attract the attention of ‘traditional donors'. Comprehensive comparisons of the various features of different types of donors have thus been elaborated on as their economic and political roles have solidified.
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    In data we trust? An analysis of Indonesian socio-economic survey data

    National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction, 2017
    What 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.
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    A new design for multilateral development banks

    Social Science Research Network, 2016
    Politicians 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. 
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    Conflict-sensitive cash transfers: Social cohesion

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    The 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.
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    Conflict-sensitive cash transfers: unintended negative consequences

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    There 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.
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    New markets for green bonds: A guide to understanding the building blocks and enablers of a green bond market

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017
    This guide has been developed in response to the interest of developing markets in the potential for capital markets to connect institutional private capital with projec
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    Improving the transparency, inclusivity and impact of participatory budgeting in Indonesian cities

    Kota Kita, 2016
    Decentralisation 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.

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