Least Developed Countries - Reducing vulnerability to climate change, climate variability and extremes, land degradation and loss of biodiversity: Environmental and Developmental Challenges and Opportunities
This publication contains priorities for creating opportunities for the least developed countries in the new program of action on addressing vulnerability to climate and environmental challenges.
Migration as a Tool for Disaster Recovery: A Case Study on U.S. Policy Options for Post-Earthquake Haiti
Allowing victims of natural disaster to migrate can play a critical role in the recovery of the affected country, but the United States has no system that allows for this type of assistance. Victims of natural disasters do not qualify as refugees under U.S. or international law, and migration policies toward those fleeing disasters are haphazard and tightly constrained. This paper explores the legal means by which this could change to make migration an inexpensive tool among many for post-disaster assistance.
Climate change, a growing number of voices in media and policy circles warn, is raising the risks of violent conflict in the twenty-first century. Dire futures are predicted for some of the world’s poorest, least prepared countries and their most vulnerable citizens. This report evaluates these claims for conflict-prone Nigeria.
This paper analyzes livelihood conditions in ten river basins over three continents to identify generalizable links between water, agriculture and poverty.
In this publication, AGI scholars, together with collaborating partners in African think tanks, offer some suggestions to improve the Africa-U.S. trade relationship.
This paper has been prepared as part of the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative’s contribution to the discussions on improving the commercial relationships between the United States and Sub-Sahara African (SSA) countries.
Benevolent autocrats are leaders in non-democratic polities who receive credit for high growth. This paper asks two questions: (1) do theory and evidence support the concept of “benevolent autocrats”? (2) Regardless of the answer to (1), why is the “benevolent autocrats” story so popular?
Healthy Partnerships: How Governments Can Engage the Private Sector to Improve Health in Africa assesses how governments and the private health sector are working together in forty-five African countries. The Report finds that governments and the private health sector can and should improve the way they work together in order to meet health goals in Africa. It offers specific recommendations for governments, the private sector, and other stakeholders. The results open a window on to the landscape of private health care in Africa.
The GPI brings a snapshot of relative peacefulness among nations while continuing to contribute to an understanding of what factors help create or sustain more peaceful societies.