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NATO in an Era of Global Competition - ISN (2014/7/24)
This paper examines the global security environment facing NATO. The author argues that the rise of Asia, the uncertain role of the US in the world, rising tensions between the West and Russia, and instability in the Middle East have created the most ...

The Anatomy of Program-for-Results - ISN (2014/7/24)
This paper examines the World Bank’s new Program for Results (PforR) instrument, which links the flow of assistance to development achievements. The authors also develop a classification system for Disbursement Linked Indicators and apply it to the ...

Renewable energy technology: evolution and policy implications – evidence from patent literature - eldis (2014/7/24)
This Global Challenges Report analyses the patent landscapes of four Climate Change Mitigation Technologies (CCMTs) (biofuels, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy) to inform policy discussions by providing empirical evidence of in ...

Reducing vulnerability of island coasts - eldis (2014/7/24)
This paper is about the reducing the vulnerability of coasts through appropriate adaptation measures. This is the focus of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) programme which has four coastal zone demonstration projects, in the Cook Isla ...

Reducing vulnerability of island coasts - eldis (2014/7/24)
This paper is about the reducing the vulnerability of coasts through appropriate adaptation measures. This is the focus of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) programme which has four coastal zone demonstration projects, in the Cook Isla ...

Atlas of mortality and economic losses from weather, climate and water extremes (1970–2012) - eldis (2014/7/24)
This report describes the distribution and impacts of weather, climate, and water-related disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience. It states these kinds of disasters are on the rise worldwide, causing loss of life and setting back e ...

Political economy of Climate Compatible Development: artisanal fisheries and climate change in Ghana - eldis (2014/7/24)
‘Climate compatible development’ increases prospects for policy processes that contribute to development, climate change adaptation and mitigation. This paper looks at the complex political economy of climate compatible development in Gh ...

Political economy of Climate Compatible Development: artisanal fisheries and climate change in Ghana - eldis (2014/7/24)
‘Climate compatible development’ increases prospects for policy processes that contribute to development, climate change adaptation and mitigation. This paper looks at the complex political economy of climate compatible development in Gh ...

ISIS’ Caliphate Utopia - ISN (2014/7/24)
This commentary discusses the response by Muslim scholars and Islamist groups to the declaration of an Islamic Caliphate by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in June 2014. The author also discusses the form Caliphates have taken in the past ...

The effectiveness of climate finance: a review of the Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program - eldis (2014/7/24)
This working paper focuses on the Scaling-up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries Program (SREP) which was designed to address a gap in the international climate finance architecture by making sure that finance is directed to help low income cou ...

KDI Journal of Economic Policy: 2014 II - ISN (2014/7/24)
This issue of the KDI Journal of Economic Policy includes one English language article. The article uses an estimated dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) econometric model and looks at the degree of implementation of monetary and fiscal pol ...

Bridging the Gulf: EU-GCC Relations at a Crossroads - ISN (2014/7/24)
This book contains a number of articles on the relationship between the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and its future. In particular, the articles focus on the areas of EU-GCC cooperation, from trade and financial cooperation to higher edu ...

China and Global Mega Trade Deals - ISN (2014/7/24)
This paper discusses the implications for China of the potential changes in the global trade regime that would result from further mega trade deals, such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership ( ...

Understanding sustainable diets: a descriptive analysis of the determinants and processes that influence diets and their impact on health, food security, and environmental sustainability - eldis (2014/7/24)
This study argues that the concept of sustainable diets presents an opportunity to advance sustainable development and work for the elimination of poverty, food and nutrition insecurity, and poor health outcomes. This study examines the determinants ...

Transatlantic Security from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa - ISN (2014/7/24)
This book contains a number of papers from a conference on security challenges facing the Sahel region and the Horn of Africa following the Arab Spring. The main focus of the papers is US and EU security interests in these areas and the potential for ...

African Climate Change Negotiators Need a New Strategy - ISN (2014/7/24)
This brief proposes a new approach to the way African countries conduct international climate change negotiations. It argues that the traditional strategy of African negotiators which seeks legally binding targets and financial transfers faces insurm ...

Responding to Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea - ISN (2014/7/24)
This paper examines the causes of violence, conflict, and political instability in the Gulf of Guinea and how the regional and international actors have responded. The author first looks at the root causes of the instability and suggests they include ...

Shinzo Abe i els límits de la constitució japonesa - ISN (2014/7/24)
Esta nota comenta los esfuerzos del Primer Ministro japonés Shinzo Abe por cambiar la política de seguridad nacional de su país, y los obstáculos que deberá superar para lograrlo. El principal obstáculo reside en las restricciones constituciona ...

L'emigració a Catalunya, Espanya i la Unió Europea - ISN (2014/7/24)
Este libro contiene una serie de artículos sobre las características y consecuencias de la emigración desde Cataluña a raíz de la crisis económica iniciada en el 2008. Los temas tratados incluyen: las características demográficas de los migra ...

PISA falla en la resolución de problemas - ISN (2014/7/24)
Este comentario analiza las causas de los malos resultados de los estudiantes españoles en la prueba de resolución de problemas del estudio PISA del 2012. Las pruebas PISA, aplicadas cada tres años en múltiples países examinan y comparan el rend ...

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