17 Mar 2020: Following the global commodities boom, investment has poured into large-scale extractive, green energy and other resource development projects around the world. Many of these are in the rural margins – places geographically but also politically distant from the centres of economic power.In many places, tensions, struggles and conflicts have arisen around land ‘grabs’, compensation mechanisms, contracts and work opportunities, as well as environmental damage and social changes associated with large-scale resource developments.
M. Cannon, J. Thorpe, S. Emili / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020
Institut Bisnis dan Ekonomi Kerakyatan (IBEKA), or People Centred Economic and Business Institute, supports rural electrification by installing small-scale hydro or wind mini grids and setting up village-based organisations to own, maintain and operate the systems.
P. Mader, J. Thorpe, M. Cannon / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020
Jubilee 2000 was a highly successful global campaign to bring about debt relief for developing countries, which galvanised activists into a shared global project and brought them into negotiations with creditors. The Jubilee campaign lodged the concept of odious debt in the public consciousness.
J. Thorpe, S. Emili / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2020
The Rural Urban Distribution Initiative (RUDI) was set up in India in 2004 by the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA). It is a branded local network for the procurement, marketing, and distribution of agricultural products by rural women and is owned by the small-scale farmers and rural women involved.
H. Bhorat, K. Lilenstein, M. Oosthuizen, A. Thornton / United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2020
This paper evaluates structural change, inequality dynamics, and industrial policy in South Africa between 1960 and the present day. We find that South Africa experienced growthenhancing structural transformation until the early 1970s, before entering a period of premature deindustrialization.
I. Lindell, O. Adama / Nordic Africa Institute / Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala, 2020
Making cities inclusive is one of the goals of Agenda 2030, and access to public spaces is identified as an important sub-goal. However, in urban Africa, access by street vendors and other marginalised groups to public spaces seems to be on the decline.