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Combatting early marriages by empowering girls in West Africa

In additional to its illegal nature, early marriage results in a chain of negative consequences for girls who are its victims and represents a major barrier to the economic and social development process. However, West Africa, one of the world's …

Improving Performance of Urban Areas in the Context of Kenya's Devolved Government (TTI)

In 2010, Kenya reformed its constitution and introduced greater decentralization of powers to lower levels of government. According to Kenya's Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA-Kenya), decentralization will contribute immensely to Kenya's economic …

Advancing LDCs Interests in the WTO: Strengthening Participation, Securing Priorities (TTI)

The economies of the world's least developed countries (LDCs) are becoming increasingly globalized. However, their integration into world markets remains uncertain. The World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference, held in Nairobi from …

Bajenu Gox: A Community Approach to Maternal and Child Health in Senegal (IMCHA)

This project will examine how to strengthen the Bajenu Gox Initiative's contribution to improving maternal and child health across Senegal. Former President Abdoulye Wade founded this community-based health worker program to train women to be …

SCALA: Linking Vulnerable Youth and Women to Innovative Commercialization Networks

This project will test, generate, and share knowledge to promote business models that can generate economic opportunities for vulnerable youth and women.

Challenges for micro-enterprises

A large percentage of Latin America and the …

The African Climate Change Fellowship Program Phase III

Climate change and climate variability are significantly impeding development in Africa. The Economic Commission for Africa argues that scientists and policymakers must learn to better manage climate risks and to integrate climate change …

Think Tank Initiative and Think Tank Fund Peer Exchanges

The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) and the Think Tank Fund (TTF) are partnering to support peer exchanges between think tanks in regions where the programs are active: Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe (the former Soviet …

Building sustainable peace agreements in West Africa

In West Africa, peace agreements have generally proven fragile and volatile (on average, they do not last more than five years). This cycle of ever-changing conflict and violence hinders development significantly. Research is underway to understand …

Building Research Capacity for Systematic Reviews

Technology can be a crucial catalyst for improving people's lives in the developing world. There is a growing body of knowledge on the topic, but it is yet to be fully synthesized. The Sri Lankan-based think tank, LIRNEasia is addressing this gap, …

Research into Open Educational Resources for Development

Higher education plays an important role in helping developing countries reach their development goals. Yet, higher education institutions in many developing countries face a number of challenges. Among them is the growing demand for postsecondary …

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