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Working PaperThe linkages of energy, water, and land use in Southeast Asia: Challenges and opportunities for the Mekong region
This paper aims to contribute to understanding the existing knowledge gaps in the linkages of energy, water, and land use in Southeast Asia and explores the political economy of energy transition in the Mekong region (MR)...Natural resources Power resources Water
VideoMiddle East and North Africa I
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 1.3Water Climate change Agriculture
Journal ArticleHow to Assess the Effectiveness of Development Aid Projects: Evaluation Ratings versus Project Indicators
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Water
Journal ArticleRegional Climate Change of the Greater Zambezi River Basin: A Hybrid Assessment
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and the Zambezi River ValleyClimatic changes Economic forecasting International economic relations
Journal ArticleAn Uncertainty Approach to Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on the Zambezi River Basin
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and the Zambezi River ValleyClimatic changes Uncertainty Water
Working PaperThe Role of Issue Linkage in Managing the Mekong
The Mekong River is the major water source in Southeast Asia and shared by six countries...Environment Game theory International relations
NewsUN Selects Development Under Climate Change (DUCC) as a Project to Watch
The United Nations has announced that it has selected UNU-WIDER’s Development Under Climate Change (DUCC) project as ‘one to watch’ in its ‘Big Data Climate Challenge’ that is part of the build up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on 23...Water Big data Agriculture
Working PaperA Hybrid Approach to Incorporating Climate Change and Variability into Climate Scenario for Impact Assessments
Traditional ‘delta-change’ approach of scenario generation for climate change impact assessment to water resources strongly depends on the selected base-case observed historical climate conditions that the climate shocks are to be super-i...Climatic changes Natural resources Water
BlogTackling the Main Causes of Child Mortality in Developing Countries: Evidence from Non-clinical Interventions
30 October 2013 Miguel Niño-Zarazúa Children have been at the centre of recent global efforts to improve well-being conditions in developing countries...Children Economic development Health
BlogAid and the Social Sectors: Reflections from the Stockholm Results Meeting
17 April 2013 Tony Addison and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa We learnt much from the ReCom Results meeting on 13th March in Stockholm on aid and the social sectors...Children Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth
BlogReorientating the Results Based Agenda: Interviews by Carl-Gustav Lindén
21 March 2013 In foreign aid, results are the buzz word of the day; evaluation, monitoring, and quality control are the means of demonstrating to critical legislators and the public that tax money budgeted to foreign aid does achieve something...Economic assistance and foreign aid Education Health
Journal ArticleMacro–micro feedback links of water management in South Africa: CGE analyses of selected policy regimes
The pressure on an already stressed water situation in South Africa is predicted to increase significantly under climate change, plans for large industrial expansion, ongoing rapid urbanization, and government programs to provide access to water to m...Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Water
Book ChapterInfrastructure Development in Post-Conflict Reconstruction
From the book: Making Peace WorkInfrastructure (Economics) Public goods Social conflict
Book ChapterAchieving the Water and Sanitation Millennium Development Goal
From the book: Achieving the Millennium Development GoalsEconomic development Public utilities Water
Journal ArticleDoes Aid Improve Public Service Delivery?
Part of Journal Special Issue Foreign Aid HeterogeneityEconomic assistance and foreign aid Education Expenditures, Public