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- DocumentNordic Council of Ministers, 2015Implementing the Paris climate agreement and the transition to a low carbon economy require adequate finance. Public finance plays a key role - whereas private finance is essential in developing and implementing new and innovative solutions. The Nordic countries are committed to further develop financial instruments and structures that can scale up such investments.DocumentEuropean Investment Bank, 2015A consortium of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) has jointly reported their investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation projects (climate finance) on an annual basis since 2011, with the latest report published on June 2015. The objectives of this work are as follows:DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016Foreign direct investment (FDI) is touted for its many benefits to developing countries. The skills and technology foreign investors bring with them can help to stem the huge skills and knowledge shortage that developing countries face until a well-trained labour force can be developed.DocumentGlobal Economic Governance Africa, 2016Increasing the participation of developing countries in global value chains (GVCs) is now an accepted G20 priority. However, there is disagreement over how multinational corporations (MNCs), which drive GVCs, can be persuaded to incorporate small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from developing countries into the GVCs they co-ordinate.DocumentGlobal Economic Governance Africa, 2016Increasing the participation of developing countries in global value chains (GVCs) is now an accepted G20 priority that features prominently on the Chinese government’s agenda for the 2016 summit.Document
Agriculture and adaptation to climate change: the role of insurance in risk management: the case of ColombiaBanco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2016Insurance can potentially play an important role in climate change adaptation for rural households in developing countries as part of the overall climate change adaptation strategy. However, agricultural insurance markets have many market failure s that inhibit their full development.DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2016The Egypt Labor Market Panel Surveys (ELMPSs) of 1998, 2006, and 2012 and Jordan Labor Market Panel Survey (JLMPS) of 2010 have become well-recognised data sources for labour market studies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).DocumentInternational Finance Corporation, 2016As a result of the successful United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in December 2015, the international community has committed to limit the level of global warming at or below 2° Celsius.OrganisationThe World Trade Institute (WTI) is an academic institution dedicated to studying and teaching on the subject of international trade regulation and investment.DocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2016Many natural resource abundant countries have established sovereign wealth funds as part of their strategy of managing the resource wealth. This working paper by Ragnar Torvik looks into different arguments used as reasons to establish such funds, discuss how these funds are organized, and draw some policy lessons.