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    Changing farm structure and agricultural commercialisation in Nigeria

    M. Muyanga, A. Aromolaran, J. Tayne, S. Liverpool-Tasie, T. Awokuse, A. Adelaja / Future Agricultures Consortium, 2019
    Evidence is mounting that the rise of medium-scale investor farms and associated changes in the distribution of farm sizes are occurring in many African countries. These changes in the distribution of farm sizes are creating important and wide-ranging impacts at all stages of agricultural value chains.
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    ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Pensioner poverty

    Impact Initiative, 2019
    Longer lives not only deliver social benefits but are also crucial from an economic perspective. If supported, longevity can yield productivity gains in terms of a larger, experienced labour force, as well as in contributions to society such as caregiving and volunteering.
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    Risk-informed development: From crisis to resilience

    S. Opitz-Stapleton, R. Nadin, J. Kellett, M. Calderone, A. Quevedo, K. Peters, L. Mayhew / Overseas Development Institute, 2019
    ver the past decade, important progress has been made on poverty reduction, disease control and access to healthcare, education and services.
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    The digital revolution: Opportunities and challenges for sustainable development

    International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 2019
    The Digital Revolution, including technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, additive manufacturing or 3D-printing, (general purpose) artificial intelligence, or the Internet of Things, has entered the public discourse in many countries. Looking back, it is almost impossible to believe that digitalization is barely featured in the 2030 Agenda or the Paris Agreement.
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    South‐south irregular migration The impacts of China's informal gold rush in Ghana

    G. Botchwey, G. Crawford, N. Loubere, J. Lu / United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2019
    This article examines irregular South‐South migration from China to Ghana, and the role it played in transforming livelihoods and broader developmental landscapes.
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    Safe harbour regimes in transfer pricing: An African perspective

    A. Ezenagu / International Centre for Tax and Development, 2019
    Applying transfer pricing rules in Africa poses great difficulties. There are few reliable comparables to benchmark prices and terms fixed by related entities in their transactions with each other. This means that jurisdictions struggle with applying the arm’s length principle in intra-firm dealings, as prescribed by tax treaties and domestic laws.


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7th August 2019
Following renewed funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and DFID, the African Property Tax Initiative (APTI) is pleased to announce a second call for proposals for research projects on property taxation that are of a high academic standard and relevant to policy and practice.
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The latest issue of the IDS Bulletin, Exploring Research–Policy Partnerships in International Development aims to identify how partnerships focused on the production of policy-engaged research seek to achieve societal impact and explores the chall
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9th May 2019
With the global rise of inequality and conflict and the acute challenges facing the most socially and politically excluded, civil society organisations, charities and development agencies are increasingly concerned with how to effectively broker the knowledge of marginalised communities.
11th March 2019
At this year’s Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, researchers from the Insitute of Development Studies will highlight the limitations of social protection policies such as cash transfers in relation to improving the lives of women across the world.
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12th October 2018
Our friends at the GODAN Action project are pleased to announce a new call for applications for our free Open Data Management Online Course. Book your place now for the last chance to take the course before the end of the year.