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Humanitarian trends and challenges for the Pacific region

Research reports and studies | July 2015 | Katie Peters, Emma Lovell, Elizabeth Carabine, Alice Caravani
This briefing report supports the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) consultation for the Pacific region. It sets out the current humanitarian challenges and trends in the post-2015 era.

Pathways for irrigation development in Africa - summary

Working and discussion papers | June 2015 | Naomi Oates, Guy Jobbins, Beatrice Mosello and John Arnold
This paper summarises the findings of a rapid review to determine the policies and practices that have shaped irrigation performance over the last 50 years in three African countries: Ethiopia, Morocco and Mozambique.

Shockwatch: Food prices annual review 2014/15

Books or book chapters | June 2015 | Steve Wiggins and Sharada Keats
The annual review examines changes to cereals prices seen since May 2014 and looks at how domestic prices for cereals in the developing world have moved since the 2007/08 price spike.

Urban finance: rapid evidence assessment

resource | June 2015 | Hamish Nixon, Victoria Chambers, Sierd Hadley and Thomas Hart
This paper explores the fiscal challenge posed by urbanisation, which demands that resources to fund the expenditure needs created by rapid growth are deployed while contributing to continued economic growth and employment.