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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.
Development entrepreneurship: how donors and leaders can foster institutional change

Development entrepreneurship: how donors and leaders can foster institutional change

Research reports and studies, December 2014
Jaime Faustino and David Booth
Various communities of practice have been established recently to advance the general idea of thinking and working politically in development agencies. This paper makes a contribution by describing the practice of what has been called development entrepreneurship and explaining some of the ideas from outside the field of development that have inspired it.

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