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    Closing civic space and inclusive development in Ethiopia

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2019
    This paper presents findings from a case study exploring the prospects for measuring the impacts of restricted civic space on development in Ethiopia. It is part of a larger inquiry into the phenomenon of restrictions on civil society activity around the world, including but not only in developing countries, most notably in the past decade.
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    Acceptability of e-filing of taxes by micro-entrepreneurs in northwestern Nigeria

    International Centre for Tax and Development, 2019
    E-filing for some kinds of tax payments was introduced at the federal level in Nigeria in 2013, yet it has not been made available by state government for the collection of Personal Income Tax from micro-entrepreneurs – a major source of revenue. This research was designed to investigate the acceptability of e-filing to micro-entrepreneurs in Northwestern Nigeria.
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    Explaining a ‘development miracle’: poverty reduction and human development in Malaysia since the 1970s

    Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, 2019
    This paper provides a systematic assessment of the alleged exceptionality of Malaysia’s development progress and its likely explanations, in a comparative perspective. Using cross-country regressions and aggregate indices of education, health, poverty and gender equality outcomes, we offer three findings.
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    The ongoing biodiversity loss and how it can be stopped

    Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) / Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, 2019
     In this Issue Brief, IDDRI identifies and highlights a number of points in the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services that it considers partic
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    What is uncertainty and why does it matter?

    STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2019
    Uncertainty defines our times. Whether it is in relation to climate change, disease outbreaks, financial volatility, natural disasters or political settlements, every media headline seems to assert that things are uncertain, and increasingly so.
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    Brutal past shattered present

    Foundation for Social Transformation, 2019
    Incidences of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in conflict affected individuals, families and communities are very high. But this issue needs to be addressed when civil society organisations work on conflict transformation and peace building.
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    Asian Development Bank Outlook (ADO) 2019: strengthening disaster resilience

    Asian Development Bank, 2019
    Growth in developing Asia is projected to soften to 5.7% in 2019 and 5.6% in 2020. Excluding Asia’s high-income newly industrialized economies, growth is expected to slip from 6.4% in 2018 to 6.2% in 2019 and 6.1% in 2020.
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    Facilitating experience capitalization: a guidebook

    Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, 2019
    Since April 2016, CTA implemented the “Capitalizing on Experiences for Greater Impact in Rural Development” project – working together with FAO and IICA, and with the financial support of IFAD. During these three years, this project worked with many organizations in different parts of the world.
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    Child poverty, disasters and climate change: investigating relationships and implications over the life course of children

    Overseas Development Institute, 2019
    This study examines the relationship between natural hazard-related disasters and child and
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    Ensuring African women’s access to justice: engendering rights for poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Nordic Africa Institute / Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala, 2019
    About half of the people of Sub-Saharan Africa live below the poverty line, and 80 per cent of them are women. Their access to justice is guaranteed by international and domestic laws. But these laws mean little or nothing without government support and adequate funding. This policy note offers recommendations on how to secure access to justice.

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