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DDRN Newsletter September 2009: Trade, Private Sector and Economic Development 

Dear member,

In this newsletter you can read all news posted on the DDRN website since the previous monthly newsletter (August 2009) related to the theme “Trade, Private Sector and Economic Development”.

In order to promote a lively communication within DDRN, you are most welcome to send news items that you wish to share within the network to Marianne Forti: maf@ddrn.dk. Thanks!

Please use the headings as links to read more about the news.

EVENTS: 
The Role of the Private Sector in Sustainable Natural Resources Management and Poverty Alleviation in Developing Countries. October 6, 2009, 13:00-16:00 - Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Strandgade 71, Copenhagen K.

Thematic Seminar on Agribusiness in Developing Countries. October 29, 2009 - Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Agribusiness and Economic Development. October 30, 2009 - Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Call for papers: Rethinking African Economic Policy in Light of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis. December 6-8, 2009 - Nairobi, Kenya. Deadline for submission of papers is November 23, 2009.

Promoting Global Value Chains: The Role of Governance. November 26-27, 2009 - Maastricht, Holland.

For upcoming events announced previously, plese visit the DDRN website.

PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS:

How the market for standards shapes competition in the market for goods: Sustainability standards in the cut flower industry. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Working Paper 2009:07, by Lone Riisgaard, June 2009.

Criss-Crossing Globalization: Uphill Flows of Skill-Intensive Goods and Foreign Direct Investment. Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper 176, by Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian, August 2009.

To Formalize or Not to Formalize? Comparisons of Microenterprise Data from Southern and East Africa. Center for Global Development Working Paper 175, by A. Gelb, T. Mengistae, V. Ramachandran, and M.K. Shah, July 2009.

How Important is a Regional Free Trade Area for Southern Africa? Potential Impacts and Structural Constraints. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 888, by Alejandro Nin Pratt, Xinshen Diao, and Yonas Bahta, August 2009.

Privatization revisited: Lessons from private sector participation in water supply and sanitation in developing countries. Asian Development Bank (ADB) ERD working paper no. 115, by Herath Gunatilake and Mary Jane F. Carangal–San Jose, May 2008.

Policy Response to the Global Financial Crisis: Key Issues for Developing Countries. South Centre paper, by Yilmaz Akyüz, May 2009. French.

Children in times of economic crisis: Past lessons, future policies. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) background note, by Caroline Harper, Nicola Jones, Andy McKay and Jessica Espey, March 2009.

For publications announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

BRIEFS:
China’s Private Enterprises in Africa and the Implications for African Development. Centre for the Future State and Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Research Summary 39, by Jing Gu, 2009.

For briefs announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

FUNDING SOURCES:
Interessetilkendegivelse til pilotforskningsprojekter med Tanzania [in Danish]. ”Urban-Rural Complementarities for Poverty Reduction: Identifying the contribution of Savings and Credit Facilities”, Sokoine University of Agriculture. Deadline: October 7, 2009, 12PM.

For other open calls for funding announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

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Best regards
Marianne Forti

Communications Officer
Danish Development Research Network
Department of Geography and Geology
University of Copenhagen
Øster Voldgade 10
1350 Copenhagen K
Tel: +45 35322522
Email: maf@ddrn.dk

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