Social protection for inclusive growth in Africa? Workshop on 30 June 2017, Amsterdam

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16 Jun 2017

The purpose and scope of this workshop is to present findings from a two-years study on the impacts of social protection in Ghana and Kenya (SHPIG) and to exchange knowledge and ideas with policy experts on the translation of these findings into policy and practice.

The Politics of Slums in the Global South: Book resulting from research programme Chance2sustain

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07 Jun 2017

Seeing urban politics from the perspective of those who reside in slums offers an important dimension to the study of urbanism in the global South. Many people living in sub-standard conditions do not have their rights as urban citizens recognised and realise that they cannot rely on formal democratic channels or governance structures. Through in-depth case studies and comparative research, The Politics of Slums in the Global South: Urban Informality in Brazil, India, South Africa and Peru integrates conceptual discussions on urban political dynamics with empirical material from research undertaken in Rio de Janeiro, Delhi, Chennai, Cape Town, Durban and Lima.

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Social health protection in Kenya: Stakeholder workshop held

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02 Jun 2017

Within the Social Health Protection for Inclusive Growth (SHPIG) project a stakeholder workshop was held on 26 May 2017 in Nairobi, to present first findings for Kenya of the two-year research project funded by Wotro. The workshop showed the importance of this kind of workshops for the knowledge management and dissemination, and the interpretation of results.

EADI NORDIC 2017 Conference: Keynote speakers announced!

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24 May 2017

We are delighted to announce the following speakers and the main programme of the conference:

Professor James K. Galbraith (University of Texas at Austin)
Professor Lise Rakner (University of Bergen, Chr. Michelsen Institue)
Professor Bertil Tungodden (Norwegian School of Economics NHH, CMI))
Professor Rohini Somanathan (Delhi School of Economics)
Dr. Arne Strand (Chr. Michelsen Institute)
Professor Uma Kothari (University of Manchester)
Professor Cathrine Brun (Oxford Brookes University)
Professorial Fellow Mick Moore (University of Sussex)
Professor Brooke Harrington (Copenhagen Business School)
Professor Joyeeta Gupta (University of Amsterdam)
Professor Achim Steiner (Oxford Martin School, UNDP)
Professor Susan Parnell (University of Cape Town)

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Inclusive Urbanisation and Cities in the Twenty-First Century

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11 May 2017

Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; IDS Evidence Report; Author(s): Kasper, E, McGranahan, G, et al. – Details for "Inclusive Urbanisation and Cities in the Twenty-First Century"

In academic and policy discourse, urbanisation and cities are currently receiving a great deal of attention, and rightly so. Both have been central to the enormous transformation the world has been going through during the past few centuries.

Taxing the Urban Boom: Property Taxation in Africa

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11 May 2017

2017/03 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); CMI Insight no. 1; Author(s): Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Merima Ali and Tom Goodfellow Details

In this Insight we examine political and administrative constraints facing the development of effective property tax systems. Based on experiences from across the African continent, we argue that the major obstacles to improved property rates is not valuation, but poor administration and political resistance to reform. We suggest ways ahead.

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