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  • Cities and carbon finance: feasibility study on an urban CDM — Welcome to Navsarjan
    home to more than half the global population and are responsible for 60 to 80 per cent of energy use and more than 75 per cent of carbon emissions This report examines how cities can better access climate finance through the Clean Development Mechanism CDM It recommends reforming the existing CDM to allow for methodologies geared towards cities It also recommends the development of a CDM programme of activities for

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/ids-document/cities-and-carbon-finance-feasibility-study-on-an-urban-cdm/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Sustainable, resource efficient cities: making it happen! — Welcome to Navsarjan
    and technological change This is especially evident in the developing world city context where growth is most rapid and where future sustainability challenges will be most severe all this in the light of growing inequalities poverty and the pervasiveness of slums and informality This publication presents a rationale for socially inclusive urban transitions to sustainable growth and draws on a range of case studies and theoretical and analytical considerations to

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/ids-document/sustainable-resource-efficient-cities-making-it-happen/ (2016-04-30)
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  • New market mechanisms: prerequisites for implementation — Welcome to Navsarjan
    establish a new market based mechanism that is to cover a broad segment of a country s economy The question is however which developing countries would actually be able to implement such a mechanism The introduction of the EU emission trading system highlighted the many challenges that even advanced developed countries face when establishing a carbon market This paper therefore aims to explore the essential prerequisites for the implementation of

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/ids-document/new-market-mechanisms-prerequisites-for-implementation/ (2016-04-30)
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  • One planet - one future: equity and resilience for sustainable development — Welcome to Navsarjan
    pillars It includes the following recommendations for the United Nations conference ensure that discussions fully and explicitly recognise that urgent action on climate change must be part of a global action plan for sustainable development prioritise adaptation and resilience to climate change in green economy as essential for the poorest and most vulnerable groups pursue developed country mitigation strategies by shifting to low carbon development pathways globally create a set

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/ids-document/one-planet-one-future-equity-and-resilience-for-sustainable-development/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Cocoa and fertilizers in West-Africa — Welcome to Navsarjan
    argues that use of fertilizer has a clear impact on production but its effect can vary considerably This variability is partially explained by the amount of rainfall and the degree of maintenance but there is still a need for solid research in order to overcome the risks related to variability the price ratio 1 kg of cocoa 1 kg of fertilizer should change to at least 3 kg preferably 4 kg of cocoa against that same amount of fertilizer the impact on production is accompanied by significant impacts on quality and to a lesser extent on labor productivity Is the market ready to recognize this quality improvement however if we follow this model global needs would be immense Would fertilizer suppliers be ready to meet such a demand A reasonable conclusion seems to encourage some organic fertilizer associated with mineral fertilizer such as chicken manure as currently adopted by 3 of the cocoa farmers in both countries For both countries the report recommends calcium nitrate due to its remarkable impact on cocoa tree health should be considered specific Its promotion and subsidy should be maintained in Ghana and set up in Côte d Ivoire with a competitive distribution Successful replanting

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/ids-document/cocoa-and-fertilizers-in-west-africa/ (2016-04-30)
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  • The Production Function of Cognitive Skills — Young Lives — Welcome to Navsarjan
    children in India The results show that lagged inputs affect the production of current skills In models where past inputs are not observed or imperfectly measured past nutritional status and or past test scores turn out to be a good proxy indicator of this variable which is evidence for the sufficiency assumption The author also studies the behaviour of home inputs and finds that parents seem to reinforce children for

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/ids-document/the-production-function-of-cognitive-skills-2014-young-lives/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Blurring the Boundaries: Citizenship Action Across States and Societies — Welcome to Navsarjan
    Interventions The Dalit Movement Today Document Actions Blurring the Boundaries Citizenship Action Across States and Societies A ten year research project has tried to re think how we approach development by looking at nearly 150 examples from around the world of citizens taking action to influence the institutions that affect their lives This project s summary report concludes that the good governance agenda is due for a citizen led upheaval

    Original URL path: http://navsarjan.org/ids-document/blurring-the-boundaries-citizenship-action-across-states-and-societies/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Pathways through Early Childhood Education in Ethiopia, India and Peru: Rights, Equity and Diversity — Welcome to Navsarjan
    this paper is on how far this potential is being translated into reality through implementing positive early childhood policies in practice The paper summarises evidence from Young Lives research into early transitions based on both survey and in depth qualitative research with 6 000 Young Lives younger cohort children in Ethiopia Andhra Pradesh India and Peru The paper offers five broad conclusions about the importance of ensuring quality and equity

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