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PFM Reforms: Signals and Adaptation

PFM Reforms: Signals and Adaptation

Books or book chapters, September 2014
This book chapter discusses the problems of public financial management reforms that happen as signals for donors, and the alternative of reforms as successful adaptation.
Foreign aid as intervention in Yemen: how assistance to weak states prioritises feasibility over legitimacy

Foreign aid as intervention in Yemen: how assistance to weak states prioritises feasibility over legitimacy

Books or book chapters, June 2014
What political ramifications does foreign aid have on recipient countries? Drawing from research on Yemen, this article argues that foreign aid can have serious implications for governance and stability in fragile and conflict-affected countries. It is part of the Global Policy e-book "Lessons from Intervention in the 21st Century: Legality, Legitimacy and Feasibility".
Justice and security reform: development agencies and informal institutions in Sierra Leone

Justice and security reform: development agencies and informal institutions in Sierra Leone

Books or book chapters, January 2014
Justice and security reform: development agencies and informal institutions in Sierra Leone undertakes a deep contextual analysis of the reform of the country’s security and justice sectors since the end of the civil war in 2002. Arguing that the political and bureaucratic nature of development agencies leads to a lack of engagement with informal institutions, this book examines the challenges of sustainably transforming security and justice in fragile states. Through the analysis of a post-conflict context often held up as an example of successful peacebuilding, Lisa Denney reveals how the politics of development agencies is an often forgotten constraint in security and justice reform and development efforts more broadly.
Disaster risk management and adaptation to extreme events: Placing disaster risk management at the heart of national economic and fiscal policy.

Disaster risk management and adaptation to extreme events: Placing disaster risk management at the heart of national economic and fiscal policy.

Books or book chapters, January 2014
Tom Mitchell, Reinhard Mechler and Katie Peters
​The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation deals with the difficulties that face the economics of adaptation.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing human kind owing to the great uncertainty regarding future impacts, which affect all regions and many ecosystems. Many publications deal with economic issues relating to mitigation policies, but the economics of adaptation to climate change has received comparatively little attention. However, this area is is critical and a central pillar of any adaptation strategy or plan and is the economic dimension, which therefore merits the increase in attention it is receiving.

Dr. Tom Mitchell, Head of the Climate and Environment Programme, and Katie Peters Research Fellow at ODI author chapter 21 - Disaster Risk Management and Adaptation to Extreme Events: Placing Disaster Risk Management at the heart of National Economic and Fiscal Policy.

Delivering sustainable growth in Africa

Delivering sustainable growth in Africa

Books or book chapters, December 2013
Takahiro Fukunishi, Jodie Keane, Aya Suzuki, Akio Nishiura, Takahiro Fukunishi, Herinjatovo Aimé Ramiarison, Tomomi Tokuori
Increases to commodity prices in Sub-Suharan Africa have had a significant impact on the GDP per capita growth. This publication focuses on five case studies that have experienced significant external changes.
Migration and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda

Migration and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda

Books or book chapters, September 2013
Migration and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda gathers together recent research findings outlining the links between migration and development and proposing how migration can best be factored into the future development framework, offering a timely contribution to the argument for migration’s inclusion in the coming development agenda.

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