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    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2013
    Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Malawi, Botswana

    This case study draws on research that investigated the financial sustainability of cities in the Southern African region. The research was undertaken by the South African Cities Network (SACN). The project was jointly sponsored by the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility and the World Bank. The contribution by SACN of the material for this document is gratefully acknowledged. The learning material presents an outline of the many challenges of financial sustainability and effective service delivery facing Southern African cities.

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    A World Bank Survey

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    November, 2012
    Ethiopia, Africa

    Chinese Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Africa is on the rise and Ethiopia is at the forefront of this trend. On request of the Government, the World Bank surveyed 69 Chinese enterprises doing business in Ethiopia with a 95-question survey in May/June 2012. The survey covered various aspects of the foreign direct investment climate in Ethiopia, including infrastructure, sales and supplies, land, crime, competition, finance, human resources, and questions about general opportunities and constraints for doing business in Ethiopia.

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    Ethiopia

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    April, 2012
    Ethiopia, Africa

    Because agriculture is the economic backbone of most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Ethiopia, any meaningful sustainable development program in the continent must therefore be anchored in the sector. The concept for this study on agribusiness indicators was based on the vital role that agribusiness plays in agricultural development. The study focuses on agribusiness indicators (ABI) to identify and isolate the determining factors that lead private investors and other stakeholders to participate in agribusiness and to engage in discourse regarding its development.

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    Mozambique

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    April, 2012
    Mozambique, Africa

    Mozambique, the only Lusophone country covered in the agribusiness indicators initiative, has had a turbulent history since independence. Civil unrest over some 20 years and frequent drought in southern Mozambique, coupled with floods near the many waterways that transect the country (mainly east-west), have inhibited an agricultural transformation. Even so, Mozambique could be a regional breadbasket. The country has much potentially usable arable land, along with access to river water for irrigation in many agricultural production zones, particularly in central and northern Mozambique.

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    Legislation & Policies
    November, 2012
    Kenya

    COUNTY GOVERNMENTS ACT NO. 17 OF 2012

    Date of assent: 24th July, 2012.

    Date of commencement: See Section 1.

    An Act of Parliament to give effect to Chapter Eleven of the Constitution; to provide for county governments' powers, functions and responsibilities to deliver services and for connected purpose

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    Journal Articles & Books
    Reports & Research
    June, 2012
    Kenya

    According to 2001 statistics, 924 million people, almost one third of the world’s population lived in slums. A majority of these people are in the developing countries and they account for 43% of the urban population. Slums are characterized by a dense proliferation of small, makeshift shelters built from diverse materials, degradation of the local ecosystem and by severe social problems.

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    A Case Study of Kajiado County

    Reports & Research
    May, 2012
    Kenya

    Fiscal instruments are tools that governments use to manage revenue and expenditure and therefore influence the growth (or stability) of the various sectors of the economy. Government revenue is derived primarily through taxation. In Kenya, land taxation has contributed less than 1% of government revenue for the past three years. The Sessional Paper No.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2012
    France, Nigeria, Chile, Germany, China, Australia, Latvia, Austria, Malawi, Kenya, Morocco, Somalia, Italy, Syrian Arab Republic, Netherlands, Argentina, India, Senegal, Mexico, Canada

    The objective of the workshop was to discuss in particular the various aspects of global soil information (Pillar 4 of the GSP) and the related information gathered by the e-SOTER project. The presentations and discussion were subdivided in four main sessions dealing with the following subjects: Status and needs of Global Soil Information Tools for polygon-based soil mapping (e-SOTER) Tools for Digital Soil Mapping The way-forward for Global Soil Information

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    August, 2012
    Malawi

    The report requested by the government
    of Malawi updates the poverty assessment completed in March
    1990. It will guide policy and investment priorities, and
    inform the design of programs intended to improve living
    conditions and increase incomes of the people in Malawi. A
    greater understanding of the magnitude and the profile of
    poverty will also make it easier to implement a monitoring
    system to evaluate the effects of programs and track the

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