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  • 20-January-2016

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    Multi-dimensional Review of Kazakhstan - Initial findings

    Multi-dimensional Review of Kazakhstan released today describes the driving forces of development in Kazakhstan and identifies the major constraints to equitable and sustainable growth and well-being

  • 20-January-2016

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    Multi-dimensional Review of Kazakhstan - Volume 1. Initial Assessment

    Kazakhstan’s economy and society have undergone deep transformations since the country declared independence in 1991. Kazakhstan’s growth performance since 2000 has been impressive, averaging almost 8% per annum in real terms and leading to job creation and progress in the well-being of its citizens. Extractive industries play an important role in the dynamism of the economy, but sources of growth beyond natural resource sectors remain underexploited. In the social arena, dimensions of well-being beyond incomes and jobs have not kept pace with economic growth.
    Kazakhstan has set itself the goal of becoming one of the 30 most developed countries in the world by 2050. To sustain rapid, inclusive and sustainable growth and social progress, Kazakhstan will need to overcome a number of significant challenges. Natural-resource dependency, the concentration of economic clout and a fragile and underdeveloped financial sector limit diversification and economic dynamism. Widespread corruption still affects multiple state functions, undermines the business environment, meritocracy and entrepreneurial spirit. More generally, the state has limited capacity to fulfil some of its functions, which affects the delivery of public services like health and education, as well as the protection of the environment and the generation of skills.

  • 18-January-2016

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    Cambodia

    Cambodia has the youngest population in Southeast Asia – According to the 2008 Census, young people aged between 10-24 comprise 35% of the total population. This page will present an overview of resent work on youth in the country.

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  • 16-December-2015

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    Pourquoi ont-ils coupé l’Afrique en deux ?

    L’histoire coloniale a fait de l’Afrique une incroyable mosaïque constituée aujourd’hui de 54 pays et 3 territoires, dont 14 n’ont aucun accès à la mer, 22 ont moins de 10 millions d’habitants ; autant de records mondiaux. Conscients de ces difficultés, les africains se sont dit qu’il valait mieux accepter la balkanisation du continent, plutôt que de voir se multiplier les conflits territoriaux et les guerres.

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  • 16-December-2015

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    EU-Latin America: Post-Occidental relationship?

    Today more than ever, the European Union and Latin America face the opportunity to advance a post-Occidental partnership. Already, the two regions share the same culture, speak the same language in part and promote the same values and principles enshrined in democracy. Such mutual bi-regional respect and tolerance serve as a clear counter-ideology to the surge of extremism and religious fanaticism that we see.

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  • 16-December-2015

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    On Deaton and development: consumption, poverty and well-being

    The Royal Sweden Academy of Sciences titled Angus Deaton’s Nobel prize “Consumption, Poverty and Welfare.” But what is the logic behind a Nobel for Angus Deaton? Deaton’s greatest contribution is to integrate statistics, sociology and economics. More than the sum of his isolated original contributions, the prize can be explained by Deaton’s vast work taken altogether.

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  • 16-December-2015

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    Gender discrimination in social institutions and long-term growth

    Women’s economic empowerment remains a critical challenge around the globe. Only half of working-age women are in the labour force, earning on average 24% less than men and are less likely to receive a pension (UN Women, 2015). Women are also disproportionately concentrated in informal and precarious employment, and they spend nearly two and a half more times than men in unpaid care and domestic work (OECD 2014).

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  • 15-December-2015

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    Hacia una nueva asociación América Latina y China

    América Latina y China han protagonizado un auge comercial impresionante en los últimos 15 años. Los flujos comerciales entre ellos se han multiplicado 22 veces, mucho más que con la Organización para la Cooperación y Desarrollo Económicos (OCDE) -dos veces- la Unión Europea -tres veces- ó Estados Unidos -dos veces.

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  • 15-December-2015

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    Bringing the Blue Skies Back to Beijing: How the Private Sector Can Green Growth in China

    Between this latest “airpoclypse” and the just-concluded COP 21, everyone is talking about China and its part in the climate agenda. Why? China is the largest greenhouse gas emitter. While China is certainly part of the climate change problem, it is a big part of the solution.

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  • 15-December-2015

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    How middle class are middle-income households in Latin America?

    One of the most important achievements of the recent period of economic expansion in Latin America has been the substantial reduction of poverty and the surge of an emerging middle class. According to World Bank estimates, in 2009 the Latin American population with a daily income of between 4 and 50 dollars a day represents 68% in the region today.

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