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The paper tracks processes leading to advocacy, adoption by media, health and law sectors, policy making, and final ratification of anti-tobacco legislation in Lebanon (Law 174, 2011). The American University of Beirut Tobacco Control Research Group embarked on a project to build knowledge and...

The presentation advocates for a fundamental shift in attitude towards better cities in terms of migratory populations, from providing basic services to creating cities as an engine for growth with an efficient labour market. This includes shelter, transportation and training adaptable for...

Institutional and policy frameworks for Indian and Chinese foreign assistance and aid programs are examined, and updated – how much, to whom, for what, how and why, in the context of their foreign policy, security and economic relationships. Motivation behind these programs, and whether they...

The concept of citizen security can be approached through both security and development interventions. These commonly involve preventive strategies aimed at structural and proximate drivers of insecurity, such as vertical and horizontal inequalities, unemployment, poor urbanization, lack of...

India's aid policy has been little studied. This paper addresses the topic from foundational statistical information and historical analysis, to the aims of aid, and the foreign policy context in which it is provided. The author draws some conclusions: that the aid pattern has been demand-driven...

In peer to peer education farmers select persons who are already knowledgeable to a certain extent, making the process of training easier. Communication to the farmers in attendance was better because it is coming from one of 'their own' and therefore the interactions were open and interesting....

The Institute for Law and Environmental Governance (ILEG) is developing a training curriculum for Kenyan judges and magistrates on land and environment matters. Within the context of Kenya's general elections 2013, ILEG's work also helped to inform the choices that the judiciary made in...

Because the majority of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) theories are based in a context of First World multinationals, the growth phenomenon of Third World multinational companies requires its own explanation. No single theory fits all types of direct investment or the investment made by a...

The Mulheres Mil program (meaning a thousand strong women) began as a collaboration between Canada and Brasil to build the capacity of Brasilian colleges (Institutos Federal) to help marginalized women in Brasil access job-specific training and enter the formal workforce, thereby improving their...

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