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Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Infrastructure: The Role of Public Policy

Inclusive development, environmental sustainability and sustainable infrastructure is at the nexus of economic growth. A major investment boost will be needed to deliver infrastructure at scale to meet global growth and development objectives over...

International Investment and the Environment

The presentation opens with a graph which introduces the four broad arms of globalization and then discusses the effect of it on the environment in Nigeria specifically. The growth of international investment is discussed next, referring to the in...

Civilian Peacekeeping: Preventing Violence and Making Space for Democracy

"This book serves as a guide to unarmed civilian peace teams, also known as civilian peacekeeping. It explains the theory and practice of these civilian peacekeeping teams and can be used as a guide for planning complex peacebuilding missions. The...

Hand in Hand for Urban Transformation Roles and Responsibilities at the Local, National and International Level to Enable Cities’ Climate Leadership

Addressing the global challenge of climate change requires unprecedented cooperation across all levels of government. Internationally the Paris Agreement sets the pace for reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Common ob...

Improving the Performance of Natural Resource Taxation in Developing Countries

This paper focuses on the administrative challenges which is posed to developing countries, as a result of the increasing emphasis in fiscal regimes for natural resource extraction since the Second World War on income-based taxes, including both c...

Barriers between Scientists and Journalists: Myth or Reality?

"This paper discusses barriers between scientists and journalists. The purpose is to increase understanding about the inherent differences between scientists and journalists that separate them and inhibit the dissemination of scientific informati...

Aligning Sustainable Development Goals with Climate-Resilient Growth

"The outcomes should contribute towards sustainable global development in the long term. After all, human development gains will only be possible if climate change is addressed. COP 21 provides a unique opportunity to support the overarching obj...

Aligning Sustainable Development Goals with Climate-Resilient Growth

"In December 2015 the UN will host the 21st annual Conference of Parties (COP 21) negotiations to achieve universal commitment to an ambitious, legally binding agreement on climate change. A total of 196 countries will spend two weeks deliberatin...

State of Environment Rapid Assessment (SoERA): Development of a Tool for Framing and Managing Urban Environmental and Social Challenges

"This paper sets out a cost-effective solution to one of the key challenges facing developing urban centres around the world, namely how to manage a seemingly vast array of environmental and associated social issues in an integrated, technically ...

Climate Models: What They Show Us and How They can be Used in Planning

This report discusses the climate conditions that we experience, which are the result of complex interactions between processes occurring in the atmosphere and in the oceans. These mentioned processes operate at global and local scales. They are...

Africa-Atlantic Integration: Can the Economy Unite What Geology has Divided? / L’intégration Afrique-Atlantique : L’économie peut-elle Réunir ce qui a été Séparé par la Géologie ?

The Atlantic basin situated in the Northern part of the country, holds a strategic place in the global economy given the systemic importance it represents. However, this area remains very heterogeneous with significant differences between the econ...

The Importance of Agricultural Policy in Terms of Security, Defense and Sovereignty / L’importance des Politiques Agricoles en Termes de Sécurité, de Défense et de Souveraineté

Does agriculture indeed no longer have any place in national defense strategies? If the European and OECD examples encourage an affirmative answer, the counter-example comes from the United States of America, which considers agriculture and food i...

The BRICS in an Age of Multipolarity: Sustaining Strategic Partnerships under Difficult Economic Conditions

This journal comprises several articles related to international relations. The first article is titled : The BRICS in an age of multipolarity: Sustaining strategic partnerships under difficult economic conditions by Philani Mthembu. While much h...

Diaspora, Development and Morocco

This policy paper reviews what is known about the contribution that the diaspora can make to development in the country of origin, drawing from a small but rapidly growing empirical literature on the subject. It then further examines the needs of...

The Importance of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Heads of State met in September 2015, at the United Nations General Assembly to announce the end of the term of “Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs) and commit to a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs were written by dis...

The Global Outlook, Secular Stagnation and the MENA Region

Despite the gloomy tone of much discussion at the just-concluded IMF and World Bank annual meetings, the global economy is not in as bad shape as many think. The concerns about “secular stagnation” in advanced countries are also overplayed, and no...

The Role of Soils in Global Water and Food Security

Critical to the future health of our planet is the development of policies and strategies for global resource security (water and food). The world today faces an increase in the amplitude and frequency of dynamic stresses that greatly challenges ...

2016: Rebound Year for Hard Commodities?

The prices of non-renewable commodities rebounded during the first four months of 2016, after registering significant declines in 2015, resulting in a key question for many countries and economic stakeholders: can November 2015 be regarded as the ...

The Improving Global Outlook and Morocco

Global economic growth is likely to improve in 2016 compared to 2015's lacklustre outcome. The slow recovery in the United States and Europe is likely to continue. However, weakness in China as well as several large emerging markets, and sluggis...

What Happened to World Trade?

Since the aftermath of the global financial crisis, 2015 can be regarded as one of the worst years for world trade, with figures exhibiting a decline of almost 14% in dollar value terms. In fact, world trade volumes have lagged behind GDP growth s...

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