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On the Value of Foreign PhDs in the Developing World: Training Versus Selection Effects

30 Jan 2016
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United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); Working Paper 2016-006; Authors: Helena Barnard, Robin Cowan and Moritz Müller – Details for “On the Value of Foreign PhDs in the Developing World: Training Versus Selection Effects”

This paper compares the career effects of overseas and domestic PhD training for scientists working in an emerging economy, South Africa. Variations in scientific achievements of South African academics may arise because those who attend “better” PhD programmes receive better training, but it may also be because good students select into good universities.

Pure selection effects contribute to career outcomes nearly as much as training effects.

The Future of ACP-EU Relations. A Political Economy Analysis

25 Jan 2016
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European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Policy Management Reports; Authors: Niels Keijzer; Alfonso Medinilla Aldana; Jean Bossuyt; Marc de Tollenaere – Details for “The Future of ACP-EU Relations. A Political Economy Analysis”

Rethinking the ACP-EU partnership and going beyond ‘business as usual’ – The Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA) links the EU to 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and mobilises a large development budget of 30,5 billion euros for the period 2014-2020. It expires in 2020 and all parties are preparing their future positions. ECDPM initiated this study to promote an open and well-informed discussion on this important partnership.

World Risk Report 2015: Food Security

18 Jan 2016
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United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Alliance Development Works; Authors: Matthias Garschagen et al. – Details for “World Risk Report 2015: Food Security”

In which connection are the disaster risk of a country and its social situation? How big is the influence of its governance, the quality of public health system, the environmental situation and the educational level on its endangering through natural disasters? The WorldRiskReport tries to give the answers to this questions. The WorldRiskReport includes the WorldRiskIndex. An Index, created by the institute for Environment and Human Security of the United Nations University, which indicates the risk of disaster in consequence of extreme natural events for 171 countrys.

100 Key Research Questions for the Post‐2015 Development Agenda

07 Jan 2016
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Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID); Development Policy Review; Authors: Johan A. Oldekop; Lorenza B. Fontana; et al. – Details for “100 Key Research Questions for the Post‐2015 Development Agenda”

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) herald a new phase for international development. This article presents the results of a consultative exercise to collaboratively identify 100 research questions of critical importance for the post-2015 international development agenda. Collectively, these questions are relevant for future development-related research priorities of governmental and non-governmental organisations worldwide and could act as focal points for transdisciplinary research collaborations.

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