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Cocoa Sector in Côte D’ivoire: Are Public-Private Coordination Platforms Helpful?

The cocoa sector is the backbone of the Ivorian economy.  This paper shows that the Vision for Change program increases cocoa yields by up to 115 kilograms per hectare, income by up to 48% and the price of cocoa by up to 42 XOF (0.06 euros) per kg.

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Effects of Governance Models in Transition Countries

This research presumes that the process of development in transition countries has a similar, common point of origin

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Governance And Economic Accounting Issues in The Mauritian Water Sector: Toward Sustainable Management of a Natural Resource

 This study applies a water-accounting system, analyzes water governance issues and makes policy recommendations for more sustainable growth and development. 

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Global Research Competition 2016 -- Aid Effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Global Development Network (GDN) recently closed, on Sept 11, 2016, a competitive call for interest as part of the Global Research Competition (GRC) on aid effectiveness in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on health and agriculture.  

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Global Research Competition 2013

Building on the successes and lessons learnt from the pilot round in 2012, GDN launched a second round of the GRC in mid-2013.

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Global Research Competition

The Global Research Competition -- a competitive grant program designed to provide early-career social science researchers from developing and transition with a platform to investigate international development challenges through collaborative cross-country or inter-regional research projects -- ran from 2013 to 2016, targeting a range of topical development issues.   

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EIB-GDN Impact Finance Workshop

GDN and the European Investment Bank (EIB) held a week-long Impact Finance Workshop at EIB Headquarters in Luxembourg from 20-27 September, 2017.

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Science of Life Studies (SOLS), Cambodia | 2016-2017

SOLS Cambodia aims to set up 18 subsidized province centers in Cambodia to provide an alternative system of quality, holistic education under its project, Equal Opportunities for Education.

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About GDN

The Global Development Network (GDN) is a public international organization that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries to promote better lives.

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Japan Social Development Fund Award

The Japan Social Development Fund Award (JSDF) is a category of GDN's Global Development Awards Competition, which seeks to recognize innovative ideas in the implementation of development projects for vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in developing countries.

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