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Development Policy Review: November 2014

Development Policy Review: November 2014

Development Policy Review, 32(6), October 2014
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Articles in this issue of the Development Policy Review explore a wide range of topics, including land tenure reform in Souther Africa, the efficacy of trade facilitation, fisheries trade and social development along the Philippine-Malaysia Maritime Border zone, the impact of Uruguayan tax reform and a discussion on the lessons to be learnt from microfinance projects in Latin America.
Mediating transition in Yemen: achievements and lessons

Mediating transition in Yemen: achievements and lessons

Research reports and studies, October 2014
Steven A. Zyck
This International Peace Institute report explores the work of the good offices of the secretary-general in Yemen, from opening an impartial space for dialogue where none had previously been considered possible to missed opportunities in responding to the country's ongoing and escalating conflicts.
Industrialization and Global Value Chain Participation: An Examination of Constraints Faced by the Private Sector in Nepal

Industrialization and Global Value Chain Participation: An Examination of Constraints Faced by the Private Sector in Nepal

Working and discussion papers, October 2014
Yurendra Basnett; Posh Raj Pandey
This paper examines the constraints faced by Nepal, a least developed landlocked country, in participating in regional and global value chains. It analyzes key economic data, reviews recent and relevant publications, and draws on interviews with policy makers and stakeholders. The paper identifies behind-and beyond-the-border factors that reduce competitiveness and the ability of the private sector to participate and benefit from regional and global value chains. It also conducted case studies with two leading firms in Nepal.
The SAVI programme in Nigeria: towards politically smart, locally led development

The SAVI programme in Nigeria: towards politically smart, locally led development

Research reports and studies, October 2014
David Booth and Victoria Chambers
This paper examines the SAVI programme in Nigeria, which provides low-profile support to state-level organisations and partnerships. The authors argue that the SAVI programme - which has demonstrated an untapped potential for change, leading to better development outcomes - is an example of poltiically smart, locally led development.

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