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Working Paper
India’s development cooperation in Africa: The case of ‘Solar Mamas’ who bring light

This paper examines multiple facets of New Delhi’s development cooperation with countries in Africa and argues that grassroots organizations in India that find innovative, low-cost technological solutions to developmental challenges can help go...

India Africa development cooperation
Climate resilience and sustainable sovereign debt

2022 is already a record-breaker in the number of climate change-related events , and developing countries must now pay for the repairs and remediation needed to combat the consequences...

Debt sustainability Fiscal sustainability Sustainability
Working Paper
Promoting environmental sustainability in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in Tanzania

This study examines the interaction between formalization of the artisanal and small-scale mining subsector and the regulation of negative environmental impacts in Tanzania...

Formalization Small-scale mining Coordination incentives
Working Paper
Good institutions and tax revenue outcomes in resource-rich countries: When ‘good’ is not enough

Developing countries that experience commodity booms struggle to mobilize sustainable tax revenues...

resource rent Tax revenue Institutions
Working Paper
Special economic zones and transnational zones as tools for Southern Africa’s growth: Lessons from international best practices

The paper evaluates strategies for developing successful special economic zones and transnational zones for Southern African countries to spur growth and employment...

Special Economic Zones Spatial industrial policy Growth
Book Chapter
Development and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

When it comes to reporting on Africa, the international news media has, over time, delivered very mixed messages. Yet there are still many who characterize sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as a region of hunger, economic crisis, and political unrest...

Sub-Saharan Africa Economic development Transformation
Book Chapter
Towards contribution analysis

From the book: Extractive Industries

Contribution analysis Mining Sustainability
Working Paper
We need land first: Identifying local needs for sustainable recovery after the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal

The aim of this study is to identify needs for recovery from people’s perspectives under a localized context following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal...

PDNA Sustainability Community recovery
Working Paper
Development and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

This paper puts sub-Saharan Africa’s economic development into perspective...

Sub-Saharan Africa Economic development Transformation
Working Paper
Towards contribution analysis

Since the early 1990s, at least 45 initiatives have been mounted to improve the environmental and social performance of the mining industry across the world. Many changes in the formal legal and regulatory systems have also been introduced...

Contribution analysis Mining Sustainability
Urban Transport Systems

Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 2.1

Sustainability Climate change
The African Energy Futures project - an interview with Channing Arndt

Channing Arndt , in this interview, provides an introduction and overview into the project on 'African Energy Futures'. Africa is well endowed with sun, wind and hydropower – but these potential resources are unevenly distributed. This...

Energy infrastructure Renewable energy sources Power systems
UNU-WIDER International Development Conference in collaboration with the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM): Institutional Reforms for Transformation, Inclusion, and Sustainability

Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and environmental sustainability are core 21st century development challenges in both low- and middle-income countries. Every country has its own institutional history with an evolving balance between the...

29 June 201430 June 2014
Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), 68 Phan Đình Phùng, Quận Ba Đình, Hanoi, Vietnam
Past event
Africa's energy futures

Theme: Sustainability

Energy infrastructure Renewable energy Power systems
How to make African economic growth sustainable and inclusive

The Workshop aimed at having an open discussion with the Swedish Finance Minister, Anders Borg, on pressing development issues in sub-Saharan Africa. The discussion included concerns on growth sustainability, inclusive growth and development, and...

28 November 2012
Nordic Africa Institute, Villavägen 6, Uppsala, Sweden
Past event
Launch of Special Rio+20 Journal Edition

Launch of special Rio+20 edition of Public Administration and Development on 'Public Administration and Sustainability: The Role of Public Institutions in Creating a Sustainable Future' may be freely downloaded from the journal's website.

Public administration Sustainability
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