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Chad - An Analysis of Constraints and Opportunities in the Development of the Agriculture Subsector

Reports & Research
Décembre, 2021
Chad

This Chad agriculture subsector review investigates the state of knowledge, key gaps and recent developments in relation to constraints to the sector and proposes policy actions and levers for future structural transformation of the sector. First, the report examines the opportunities for further development of the most important cash and staple crop value chains in Chad. Then it uses the latest open data and analytics available for Chad to better inform investment priorities for agriculture in the country.

The Right to Land: To Whom Belongs after a Reconciliation Law in Egypt

Journal Articles & Books
Décembre, 2021
Egypt

A revolutionary book by De Soto to formalize land tenure by changing dead capital to life capital has become the trademark in Egypt of issuing a temporary reconciliation law of 2019 and its amendment to approve a legal certificate to the violators against a certain fee The question is does this law legalize informal housing Is it enough to introduce a legal certificate to secure land tenure for the violators How would this law apply on the ground Depending on the deductive methodology this paper traces sociotechnical transitions concerning legalizing the status quo of buildingland tenure se

The Impact of Transit-Oriented Development on Fast-Urbanizing Cities: Applied analytical study on Greater Cairo Region

Journal Articles & Books
Décembre, 2021
Egypt

Transportation has always been the backbone of development Transitoriented development TOD has been theorized piloted and expanded increasingly in the past few decades In this regard this paper investigates the relationship between urban development the transportation process and the required implementation guidelines within fasturbanizing cities such as Cairo After reviewing different related sustainable development theories the study investigates pioneering case studies that have applied TOD and provided adequate implementation frameworks The authors then extract and compare a set of requ

Exploring the Nexus between Political Risk and Financial Risk in the Balkan Countries: A Wavelet-Based NARDL Coherency analysis

Journal Articles & Books
Décembre, 2021
Albania
Bulgaria
Greece
Romania

The empirical investigation of which risk factorpolitical or financialis the optimal driver of country risk in emerging economies in the twentyfirst century has grown into a significant and volatile issue in recent decades This paper investigates the linkages between political risk and financial risk in four Balkan economies ie Greece Albania Bulgaria and Romania from 1984 Q3 to 2018 Q4 using nonlinear autoregressive distributed lag cointegration NARDL and wavelet coherence approaches As a result findings from the links between political risk and financial risk are being used to provide sig

Sustainability of Tourism Development in the city of Ain-Sukhna, Egypt

Journal Articles & Books
Décembre, 2021
Egypt

Tourism is a major economic source for Egypt due to its significant natural and cultural attractions Yet rapid development and construction of touristic facilities have a negative impact on the fragile natural and cultural heritage This paper studies the recent touristic developments of the coastal stretch of AinSukhna on the Red Sea coastal region of Galala Mountain and their impact on the surrounding natural and cultural attractions Coral reefs and rich marine life have made this stretch among the prime fishing and scuba diving destinations in the world The area is also famous for its yea

Proclaiming Colonial Urban Heritage: Towards an Inclusive Heritage-interpretation for Colombo’s Past

Journal Articles & Books
Décembre, 2021
Global

Colombo Sri Lankas commercial capital is a forceful creation of European colonialists who occupied the island for over four centuries Its urban structure displays the social fragmentation sought by the rulers Colombo elaborates an extraordinary process of citymaking stratified with its Dutchorigin Britishreshaping and postcolonial adaptation Proclaiming such a contested past as an inheritance requires an inclusive heritage interpretation The recent renovation of monumental buildings for potential market values and demolishing minor architecture do not display such a heritage interpretation

Digital Agriculture Profile Argentina

Reports & Research
Novembre, 2021
Argentina

Digital technologies are slowly spreading in agriculture sectors globally. But their adoption is hampered by the digital divide which requires significant public investments, improved policy and incentive frameworks to be bridged. Only after that, digital transformation will take place at scale. DAP is meant to assess the country's readiness for this digital transformation by identifying main bottlenecks, opportunities and risks for digital transformation. DAP will thus guide public investment and policy work to accelerate the scaling up of digital transformation.

Creating an enabling environment for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems - Reform

Policy Papers & Briefs
Novembre, 2021
Africa
Asia
Europe

This fact sheet describes the course that provides guidance on driving reforms that strengthen policy, legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks for responsible agricultural investment (RAI). Specifically, the course provides support to design the reform strategy, establish multi-stakeholder consultation processes for decision-making and enhance the role of regulatory processes in creating an enabling environment for responsible agricultural investment.

Supplemental Resource: Sample Business Enterprise Policies

Manuals & Guidelines
Novembre, 2021
Global

This resource accompanies Phase 1, Task 1, Step 1 of the Model Guidebook for Business Enterprises. It provides examples of business enterprise policies that tend to promote socially responsible investing and work toward ensuring the equitable sharing of investment benefits by women and men in affected communities. At every level of the supply chain, and at every step of the investment process, responsible policies will reflect best practices and international standards discussed in the guidebook.

Good Practice

Institutional & promotional materials
Octobre, 2021
Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Laos

The Global Programme 'Responsible Land Policy' (GPRLP) is part of the Special Initiative 'One World, No Hunger' of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), which aims to reduce extreme poverty and hunger.

“Why would anyone leave?”: Development, overindebtedness, and migration in Guatemala

Peer-reviewed publication
Octobre, 2021
Guatemala

Over the past two decades, policymakers have expressed considerable optimism about the capacity of international development to curb transnational migration, yet there is a dearth of research examining how and under what conditions development interventions impact migration decisions. Enlisting a case study approach in the Maya-K’iche’ community of Almolonga, this article examines divergent meanings and practices of “development” and its impact on the migratory aspirations and outcomes of Indigenous families in Guatemala.