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    Afghanistan’s cross-border trade with Pakistan and Iran and the responsibility for conflict-sensitive employment

    Bonn International Center for Conversion, 2017
    Border areas are sites of intensive interaction between states and inter-regional business. Political tensions and armed conflicts have a particularlystrong impact on trade flows.
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    Integrated marine and coastal management in the western Indian Ocean: towards a sustainable oceans economy

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region has valuable and diverse coastal and marine resources, but much of its natural capital is either threatened or declining. The WIO encompasses rich diverse tropical and subtropical areas along the coastlines of Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa.
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    Welcome to the new Eldis!

    07 Jun 2017: If you are a regular user of Eldis you will notice some quite big changes to both the appearance of the website and how things are organised.For the last few months we’ve been working hard on what is the biggest update to our services in over 10 years. These changes reflect not just some long-awaited improvements to the website itself but also an important shift in how the Eldis team here at IDS will deliver on our mission to increase the accessibility of useful and relevant research on global development challenges.
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    Pension funds in Chile: bringing the state back in

    Institute of Economic Research, Poland / Instytut Badań Gospodarczych, 2017
    The Chilean reform pioneered a shift in old-age security systems away from public pension schemes on the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis towards individual pension schemes on capital basis and found followers in the 1990s, mostly among other Latin American countries and in Central and Eastern Europe. However, nowhere was the change so embracing as in Chile.
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    Innovation in India's Informal Economy

    Council for Social Development, India, 2015
    This paper examines the ubiquitous formal-informal duality of Indian economy through a case study of Arni, a Moffusil town of Northern Tamil Nadu. Arni is populated by about one lakh people; the majority of them are low castes. Informal sector dominates the economy of the town, but formal-informal linkages are strong and visible everywhere.
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    Council for Social Development, India

    The Council for Social Development has the proud privilege and honour of inheriting the legacy of Dr Durgabai Deshmukh, a pioneer in the field of social development.
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    MGNREGA in Tamil Nadu: A Story of Success and Transformation?

    Wiley Online Library, 2014
    Social protection has emerged as a key driver of development policy at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is widely considered a ‘good thing’ that has the potential not only to alleviate poverty and vulnerability, but also to generate more transformative outcomes in terms of empowerment and social justice.
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    The impact of a global value chain in South India on the rural areas in its vicinity

    University of Sussex, UK, 2010
    The expansion of garment manufacturing in Tiruppur has transformed the surrounding countryside as well as the town, both as garment manufacturing has spread into the countryside and through the knock-on effects of having a dynamic and relatively labour intensive industrial sector nearby. It has provided a valuable alternative to agriculture as agriculture has been running into problems.
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    Labouring for global markets: CSR lessons from a South Indian textile export cluster, Global Insights Briefing, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex.

    University of Sussex, UK, 2010
    This briefing explores the ways in which Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies affect labour regimes and the lives of workers at manufacturing sites in the Global South. It describes workers’ reactions to these policies, and the choices they make when faced with different regimes of work.

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