This paper reviews the purpose and potential of commodity exchanges in Africa. Drawing from the existing literature and using indicative empirics, it examines the conditions that enable successful exchanges, highlights the special challenges to setting up exchanges in Africa, and reviews alternatives to domestic exchanges. The paper highlights three points: (a) efforts to launch . . . → Read More: Commodity exchanges in African economies IFPRI REPORT
Published by The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The signs of our vulnerability to urban risk are everywhere.
An earthquake can bring hospitals, schools and homes tumbling down with unspeakably tragic consequences. A volcano can throw city airports into chaos. Flood waters can turn well-kept streets into detritus-strewn canals. The . . . → Read More: World Disasters Report 2010 – Focus on Urban Risk
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