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New issue alert: The European Journal of Development Research Vol 29 No 3

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18 Jul 2017

The Herbicide Revolution in Developing Countries: Patterns, Causes, and Implications
by Steven Haggblade, Bart Minten, Carl Pray, Thomas Reardon & David Zilberman

The Rapid Diffusion of Herbicides in Farming in India: Patterns, Determinants, and Effects on Labor Productivity
by Sunipa Das Gupta, Bart Minten, N. Chandrasekhara Rao & Thomas Reardon

and other articles.

Check out the most popular articles in The European Journal of Development Research

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18 Jul 2017

Check out the most popular articles in The European Journal of Research Top Download Articles Jan – July 2017 1. What Do We Know About The Patterns and Determinants of Female Entrepreneurship Across Countries? Read it here 2. Chinese FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa: Engaging with Large Dragons. Read it here 3. China's Private Enterprises in Africa and the Implications for African Development. Read it here Top Cited Articles Jan – July 2017 1. What Do the Worldwide Governance Indicators Measure? Read it here 2. What Do We Know About The Patterns and Determinants of Female Entrepreneurship Across Countries? Read it here 3. Towards an Elaborated Theory of Inclusive Development. Read it here

Tracking SDGs in Research and Practice

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18 Jul 2017

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are part of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defined by the UN member countries in September 2015. EADI maps member activities related to the SDGs to underline the relevance of research activities by the member organisations. Both long term projects and current publications are accessible.

Should cash transfers and social health protection go hand in hand? Country focus: Ghana

Read more: Should cash transfers and social health protection go hand in hand? Country focus: Ghana
18 Jul 2017

Policy Brief No 2 of the Social Health Policies for Inclusive Growth (SHPIG) Project. Download

Cognitive Resilience in Central Asia

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13 Jul 2017

2017/05 – Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); After the EU Global Strategy – Building Resilience; Author(s): Flemming Splidsboel Hanse - Details

Resilient states are not immune to challenges, but have the provisions in place to react flexibly and rapidly in order to maintain an acceptable level of state functioning. This report is a contribution to turning the broad objective of resilience building into more or less actionable policy priorities for the EU.

Climate-Resilient Planning: Reflections on Testing a New Toolkit

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13 Jul 2017

2017/03 – Overseas Development Institute (ODI); ODI Research Report; Author(s): Mariana Matoso, Raj Kumar Gc, Guy Jobbins - Details

This Planning and implementing resilient basic service delivery systems on theground can be challenging. This paper explores how the BRACED Knowledge Manager in collaboration with two BRACED Implementing Partners developed a toolkit to guide staff through this process.

Poverty, Disasters and Remittances: Do Remittances and Past Disasters Influence Households’ Resilience?

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13 Jul 2017

2017/04 – Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI); Études et Documents n° 8; Author(s): Tebkie ta Alexandra Tapsoba - Details

Using a multi-topic household panel survey conducted in Burkina Faso by the “Institut national de la statistique et de la démographie” (INSD), in 2014, this paper assesses the impact of remittances on poverty in Burkina Faso. To do so, a poverty index is computed using household’s housing characteristics.

Resilience Planning in Asian Cities: Lessons From the ICLEI–ACCCRN Process

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13 Jul 2017

2017/04 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); IIED Brief; Author(s): William Monteith, Diane Archer, et al. - Details

Asian cities are on the frontline of climate change. A third of all low-elevation coastal zones in the world are located in Asia, where two-thirds of the world’s urban population reside. A number of Asian cities have been involved in climate change adaptation and resilience-building initiatives, focusing on the capacity of local governments to assess vulnerabilities and implement effective mitigation strategies. One such initiative is the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience network (ACCCRN).

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