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DFI report 2019 - exec summary cover
Reports & Research
March 2019
Africa
United States of America
Asia
Europe

Bilateral development finance institutions (DFIs) play an increasingly prominent role in the international aid architecture. Because of their position between development and commercial worlds, DFIs can be a key player in efforts to align private sector conduct with international norms and standards. 

Best Practices in Data Flows and Global Data Reporting for the Sustainable Development Goals
Conference Papers & Reports
March 2019
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global

The Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) was tasked by the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) in its 50th session to “work jointly with custodian agencies and establish a fruitful dialogue between all parties, to further refine the guidelines by taking into account concerns raised at the forty-ninth session of the commission and to prepa

Reports & Research
January 2019
Asia
Cambodia
Indonesia
Philippines
Bangladesh
India
Nepal

Monitoring reports were prepared in six Asian countries to understand the nature, causes, and impacts of land and resource conflicts, and to highlight the human rights issues intertwined with them.

Understanding Land in the Context of Large-Scale Land Acquisitions: A Brief History of Land in Economics
Journal Articles & Books
January 2019
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global

In economics, land has been traditionally assumed to be a fixed production factor, both in terms of quantity supplied and mobility, as opposed to capital and labor, which are usually considered to be mobile factors, at least to some extent.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
Southern Africa
Western Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Southern Asia
Asia
Africa
Bangladesh
Ghana
Zambia

As climate change makes precipitation shocks more common, policymakers are becoming increasingly interested in protecting food systems and nutrition outcomes from the damaging effects of droughts and floods (Wheeler and von Braun, 2013).

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Southern Asia
Cambodia
Bangladesh

Stunting affects 160 million pre-school children globally with adverse life-long consequences. While work within nutritional science suggests that stunting in early childhood is associated with low intakes of animal-sourced foods (ASFs), this topic has received little attention from economists.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
Southern Asia
Asia
India

Demand for organic basmati rice (OBR), both at home and abroad, coupled with policy reforms in India have given rise to contract farming (CF) production in that nation. OBR production, however, is highly susceptible to weather and pest risks. This study investigates the impact of smallholders’ perceived production risks on their adoption of CF in OBR farming.

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