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Our collective interest: why Europe's problems need global solutions and global problems need European action

Our collective interest: why Europe's problems need global solutions and global problems need European action

Research reports and studies, September 2014
European Think Tanks Group
A collaboration between four of Europe’s leading think tanks on international development, this report calls attention to the importance of a global perspective in European policy-making. The EU’s ambitions for its own citizens cannot be divorced from its global responsibilities and opportunities: a collective effort is in our shared interest.
Food prices update August 2014

Food prices update August 2014

Food price updates, August 2014
ODI’s Food Price Updates focus on tracking international prices of key staple cereals maize, rice, and wheat, and provide commentary on events in markets that affect these prices. They also follow international food and commodity price indices. This update includes a section on the effects of El Nino.
Local Government Authority (LGA) fiscal inequities and the challenges of 'disadvantaged' LGAs

Local Government Authority (LGA) fiscal inequities and the challenges of 'disadvantaged' LGAs

Research reports and studies, August 2014
Per Tidemand (team leader), Nazar Sola, Alloyce Maziku, Tim Williamson, Julia Tobias, Cathal Long and Helen Tilley
It has for some time been widely recognised that some fiscal transfers to Local Government Authorities (LGAs) are very unevenly distributed – in particular Government recurrent transfers, most notably those for the payment of salaries, Personal Emoluments (PE). The objective of this study is to analyse progress, achievements and challenges of the current strategies for addressing inequalities of recurrent grant allocations across LGAs.
Social protection and growth: Research synthesis

Social protection and growth: Research synthesis

Research reports and studies, July 2014
Social protection is one of many policy interventions that can contribute to poverty reduction goals. Evidence is growing of the positive impacts it can have on economic growth, especially in protecting and enhancing productivity and labour force participation among poor households. However, disentangling the effects of social protection on aggregate growth from the impacts of other economic and social policies is challenging. This review paper identifies the channels through which social protection policies and programmes have impacts on growth and productivity and provides evidence of this from academic and evaluative literature.
Centrally Managed Donor Funds and facilities to promote business engagement

Centrally Managed Donor Funds and facilities to promote business engagement

Research reports and studies, July 2014
Alberto Lemma and Karen Ellis
The potential benefit of engaging with business in order to achieve development objectives has long been recognised by donor organisations. One common response has been to launch initiatives managed centrally to promote business engagement – usually a fund or facility of some kind. This paper reviews a number of these centrally managed donor funds and facilities (CMDFFs), that are either currently existing or recently closed, and discusses their objectives and methods, as well as lessons learnt in relation to their implementation.
More and better jobs: Does everyone want the same?

More and better jobs: Does everyone want the same?

Research reports and studies, July 2014
Laura Rodriguez-Takeuchi
This paper reviews data from the My World global survey in five developing countries and the different priorities people have concerning their employment situation.

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