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    Chinese businesses in Africa: perspectives on corporate social responsibility and the role of Chinese government policies

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2016
    China’s business engagement in developing countries has grown rapidly in the past decade through direct investment, contract projects and trade. China was the third-largest foreign investor in the world between 2012 and 2014, and approximately 80% of its investments flowed to developing countries in 2014.
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    Diversification of Middle Eastern economies is more a political than an economic challenge

    Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, 2016
    Shifts in the global economy have lead to rapid development across the world, but the Middle East has been largely left behind. The causes of this apparent malaise are a series of interlinked issues comprising economics, politics, and geopolitics.
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    Avoiding the resource curse in Lebanon

    Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, 2016
    The discovery and extraction of oil and gas off the shores of Lebanon could ultimately translate into a boom in revenues for the government, which in light of current poor fiscal planning could lead to an uncontrolled expansionary budget policy and eventually a ‘resource curse’.
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    South-South cooperation: mapping new frontiers

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2016
    Ideological solidarity apart, what has imparted an added traction and resonance to South-South Cooperation is a marked increase in intra-South trade, investment and developmental cooperation.
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    Does clientelism help Tanzanian MPs establish long-term electoral support?

    Afrobarometer, 2015
    The relationships between Members of Parliament (MPs) and voters in developing countries are often characterised by clientelistic exchanges of tangible goods and votes. In Tanzania, clientelism has been prominent in MP-voter relationships since the transit ion to multiparty democracy in the early 1990s.
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    The effect of exposure to political institutions and economic events on demand for democracy in Africa

    Afrobarometer, 2015
    Understanding why people demand democracy is important to an evaluation of the prospects for democratic stability. Most researchers examining this question have added national-level variables to multi-level regression models of survey data.
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    Do citizens reward good service? Voter responses to basic service provision in southern Africa

    Afrobarometer, 2015
    Theories of democratic governance posit that citizens should reward politicians for good service and punish them for bad. But does electoral accountability work as theorised, especially in developing country contexts?
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    Language, education, and citizenship in Africa

    Afrobarometer, 2016
    African states are known for their linguistic diversity. Few have spread a single official language widely through their education systems. The preservation of many local languages seems a benefit in terms of minority rights, but some fear that fragmentation may inhibit national cohesion and democratic participation.
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    Despite gains, barriers keep health care high on Africa’s priority list

    Afrobarometer, 2016
    Access to health care gained the spotlight on national and international development agendas when the 1978 Alma Ata Declaration outlined a strategy for achieving universal access to primary health care by the year 2000 (World Health Organization, 1978).
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    WFP and Norway: partners against hunger

    United Nations [UN] World Food Programme, 2016
    This report provides an overview of the use and impact of the Norwegian aid contribution to the World Food Programme's (WFP) humanitarian activities.

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