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for 2015-9

The Birth of Humanitarian Economics

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28 Sep 2015

A new book from Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development Economics and Director of Studies at The Graduate Institute, traces the emergence of an important new field of study dealing with the economic dynamics of armed conflicts, disasters and terrorism.

Analysis of the Impact of Public Education Expenditure on Economic Growth of European Union and BRICS

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24 Sep 2015

Institute of Economic Sciences (IEN); In: Economic Analysis 2015, Vol.48, No.1-2, pp.19-38; Author: Tomić Zoran

Knowledge is one of the key factors for the development and progress of each of the world economies. Starting with the industrial revolution, more attention and resources are invested in the development of the education system.

This paper presents a comparative analysis of investment funds in the education systems of the European Union and BRICS, and it is shown that there is a positive correlation between public expenditure on education and the value of GDP of the country.

ISS and Dutch Refugee Council Launch Dissertation Prize

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23 Sep 2015

The Respect for Refugee Rights dissertation prize is intended to stimulate both bachelors and masters research concerning the (lack of) protection of refugees in the regions where they come from, as well as in transit countries.

Doing Cash Differently: How Cash Transfers Can Transform Humanitarian Aid

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10 Sep 2015

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) – High Level Panel on Humanitarian Cash Transfers

The nature of humanitarian crises is changing. More people are in need and for longer. Humanitarian assistance could be more effective, more efficient and more transparent if aid was given in the form of cash directly to people struggling to survive in crises.

This report, written by the High Level Panel on Humanitarian Cash Transfers, identifies 12 crucial steps to scaling up cash transfer programmes, including capitalising on digital technology and private sector expertise and opening up programmes to greater competition.

Call for Abstracts: Workshop on the Gender Dimension of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Middle East and North Africa Region

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07 Sep 2015

Workshop on 4 November 2015, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

This workshop aims to bring together different perspectives to understanding and improving the gender dimension of the water-energy-food nexus.

A Critical Review of the Follow-the-Innovation Approach: Stakeholder Collaboration and Agricultural Innovation Development

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07 Sep 2015

Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF); Working Paper 138; Authors: Kwadwo Amankwah et al.

Technological innovations have driven economic development and improvement in living conditions throughout history. However, the majority of smallholder farmers in sub‐Saharan Africa have seldom adopted or used science‐based technological innovations. Consequently, several scholars have been persistently questioning the effectiveness of intervention models in smallholder agriculture.

Following the agricultural innovation systems framework (AIS), this paper reviews a participatory framework known as the ‘Follow the Innovation’ (FTI) approach.

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