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Explaining a ‘development miracle’: poverty reduction and human development in Malaysia since the 1970sGlobal Development Institute, University of Manchester, 2019This 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.DocumentInstitut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) / Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, 2019In this Issue Brief, IDDRI identifies and highlights a number of points in the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services that it considers particDocumentSTEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies, 2019Uncertainty 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.DocumentFoundation for Social Transformation, 2019Incidences 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.DocumentAsian Development Bank, 2019Growth 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.DocumentTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, 2019Since 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.Document
Child poverty, disasters and climate change: investigating relationships and implications over the life course of childrenOverseas Development Institute, 2019This study examines the relationship between natural hazard-related disasters and child andDocument
Ensuring African women’s access to justice: engendering rights for poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan AfricaNordic Africa Institute / Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala, 2019About 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.Document
Tax unrest among market traders: the local side of ActionAid’s international tax justice campaign in NigeriaInternational Centre for Tax and Development, 2018Tax justice has become a popular concept, and a number of international tax justice campaigns have exposed aspects such as the unfairness of tax havens and harmful tax breaks. Yet, the idea of tax justice at the local level is less well-known.DocumentInternational Centre for Tax and Development, 2018In most federal systems, state governments are funded through a combination of direct fiscal transfers from the central government, and the revenue they collect directly from locally adopted taxes. Ethiopia is a federal polity, but follows a slightly different path in the case of its most important tax source – value added tax (VAT).