Africa Zero

Author: Neal Asher
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1587154471
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Africa Zero.

2016 Global Hunger Index

Author: von Grebmer, Klaus
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
ISBN: 0896292266
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2016 Global Hunger Index. The 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI) presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger, focusing on how the world can get to Zero Hunger by 2030. The developing world has made substantial progress in reducing hunger since 2000. The 2016 GHI shows that the level of hunger in developing countries as a group has fallen by 29 percent. Yet this progress has been uneven, and great disparities in hunger continue to exist at the regional, national, and subnational levels. Levels of hunger are still serious or alarming in 50 countries. The highest hunger levels are still found in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia. Although GHI scores for these two regions have declined over time, the current levels remain close to the alarming category. Africa south of the Sahara has achieved the largest absolute improvement since 2000 and South Asia has also seen a sizable reduction—but the decline in hunger must accelerate in these regions if the world is to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. The 2016 report, with an essay from United Nations Special Adviser David Nabarro, hails the new paradigm of international development proposed in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which envisages Zero Hunger by 2030, as one goal among 17, in a holistic, integrated, and transformative plan for the world. To get to Zero Hunger while leaving no one behind, the 2016 GHI highlights the importance of identifying the regions, countries, and populations that are most vulnerable to hunger and undernutrition so progress can be accelerated there.

Future Directions Of Municipal Solid Waste Management In Africa

Author: Mohee, Romeela
Publisher: Africa Institute of South Africa
ISBN: 0798304235
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Future Directions Of Municipal Solid Waste Management In Africa. Transformation and rapid population growth in Africa indicates that urbanisation is one of the key determinants of the future of social dynamics and development of the continent. Linked to these changes are increased production levels of Municipal Solid Waste. This book provides recommendations and solutions that derive from current situations, experiences and observations in Africa. The study is an essential tool for urban planners, environmental engineering students and lecturers, environmental consultants and policy-makers; it is also a resource for municipal authorities, as it outlines future directions of Municipal Solid Waste management. These need to be considered by the municipal authorities of most African countries.

Africa S Trade Revisted

Author: Arvind Subramanian
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
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Africa S Trade Revisted. The popular impression that Africa has not integrated into world trade, as suggested by the evolution in simple indicators, has been called into question recently by more formal analysis. This paper refines and generalizes this analysis, but lends support to the popular view of disintegration. Africa, especially Francophone Africa, is currently under-exploiting its trading opportunities and has witnessed disintegration over time, a trend that is most pronounced in its trade with the technologically advanced countries.

Conditionality Revisited

Author: Stefan Koeberle
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821360132
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Conditionality Revisited. Annotation This book brings together different perspectives on the role of conditionality, drawing on the experiences and lessons learned by the donor community, NGO critics and academic circles, and the borrowing countries, and provides a board overview of contemporary approaches to conditionality in today's aid architecture.

Non Governmental Organizations And The State In Africa

Author: Kate Wellard
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415088503
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Non Governmental Organizations And The State In Africa. This book presents twenty specially commissioned case studies of farmer participatory approaches to agricultural innovation initiated by non-governmental organizations in Africa. Beginning with a broad review of institutional activity at the grassroots level, the authors set the case material within the context of NGO relations with the state and their contribution to democratization and the consolidation of rural civil society. The book raises specific questions about how useful NGOs can be in promoting technological innovation and addressing constraints to change in present agriculture, how effective they are at strengthening grassroots organizations, and how donor pressures influence NGOs and their links to the state.

New Geographies

Author: Neyran Turan
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9781934510209
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New Geographies. Design disciplines are challenged by the condition of the zero point. “Zero-context,” “cities from scratch,” and “zero-carbon” developments all force designers to tackle fundamental questions regarding the strategic relevance and impact of a design intervention. As much as the zero point presents naïve innocence and embodies contradictory notions, it also creates a ground for doubt, self-critique, and rejuvenation for architecture and urbanism. As cities are built before they can even be imagined, what do these projects suggest for the design disciplines? Rather than reductive aestheticization or total rejection, what are possible critical ways to reflect on this condition? Beyond a possible focus on the ambitions of these projects, it is important to see them as symptomatic of a much broader condition within contemporary architecture and urbanism. Along with the challenges inherent in the zero point, perhaps more meaningful are the provocations of the “after the zero” condition, which clearly marks the need to seriously explore fundamental inquiries regarding form and context (physical, social, political). After Zero is an opportunity to imagine alternative futures and a revitalized project for the city.