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How does electricity insecurity affect businesses in low and middle income countries?

How does electricity insecurity affect businesses in low and middle income countries?

Research reports and studies,Briefing papers, January 2015
Access to a reliable electricity supply is widely considered to be vital to the operations of most small and medium-scale businesses and firms. This project, commissioned by the Department for International Development (DFID), develops an evidence base to better understand this presumed impact of electricity insecurity upon business operations.
Sub-Saharan Africa international sovereign bonds

Sub-Saharan Africa international sovereign bonds

Research reports and studies, January 2015
This two-part study looks at the current situation surrounding sovereign bonds to sub-Saharan African economies, and in particular the risks affecting these governments’ ability to repay bonds as their local currencies depreciate.
Progress in small steps: security against the odds in Liberia

Progress in small steps: security against the odds in Liberia

Research reports and studies, January 2015
This case study explores progress in personal security in Liberia, identifying five key factors that have driven change, ranging from the role of the UN peacekeeping mission to a stable political settlement. It also identifies the significant challenges remaining in Liberia, noting the abundance of lingering potential triggers of conflict as well as various other concerns.

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