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India-Africa cooperation in agriculture science, technology and innovation: new avenues and opportunities

India is now a key trading partner of Sub-Saharan Africa, importing almost US$ 21 billion worth of goods and commodities and exporting goods of over US$ 10 billion to Africa in 2010. India’s development cooperation with Africa expanded significantly in 2005, when India became the first Asian country to become a full member of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

Does infrastructure mitigate the effect of urban concentration on poverty in developing countries?

The paper focuses on a poorly investigated issue, although highly challenging for developing countries, which is the nexus between urban concentration, poverty and infrastructure.

Trade and R&D externalities: iImpact on the cost of production of the Tunisian manufacturing sector

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a suitable methodology for estimating the extent to which less developed countries—namely Tunisia—that hardly invest in research and development benefit from R&D that is conducted in industrial countries.

Trade, transaction costs and TFP: evidence from Tunisia and Egypt

Increases in total factor productivity (TFP) are commonly associated with accumulation of knowledge through technological innovation and investment in R&D. However, organisational innovations also improve productivity through the reduction of transaction costs.

A World That Counts: Mobilising The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

This report from the UN's Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) proposes ways to improve data for achieving and monitoring sustainable development.

Experiments with industrial policy: the case of Pakistan

In today’s post-industrial era high performing economies have information technology and high value added services as their drivers of growth and for Pakistan to catch up, the long suppressed industrial and manufacturing sectors first need to be unleashed in order to provide the unemployed masses with jobs and promote innovation.

Topic Guide: Maximising the benefits to the poor from infrastructure programmes aimed at increasing growth

This Topic Guide provides advisers with an overview of how the poor can benefit from economic infrastructure projects. It focuses on projects that principally aim to boost economic growth and industrial development. In these projects, directly reducing poverty is likely to be a secondary outcome.

Fostering a digitally inclusive aging society in China: the potential of public libraries

China faces policy challenges related to the well-being of its ageing population. What distinguishes it is that rapid population ageing is occurring at a significantly lower income level than in comparable countries. Further, the country's one child policy has resulted in a limited caregiver base.

Shooting our hard drive into space and other ways to practise responsible development data

This book is offered as a first attempt to understand what responsible data means in the context of international development programming. It takes a broad view of development and also anticipates that some of the methods and lessons may have resonance for related fields and practitioners.