Political Economy of the Business Environment in Eleven Middle-Income Countries

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This study examined the factors strengthening or weakening the environment for private investment and inclusive growth in eleven middle-income countries. The Policy Practice managed the research and produced a synthesis paper. It undertook two of these studies directly, and identified nine other country experts.

The research findings have been summarised in the Policy Practice Brief NO.12.

Political Economy Analysis of Disaster Risk Reduction

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Working with Oxford Policy Management, The Policy Practice is assisting UNDP's Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery to prepare contributions to the Disaster Risk Reduction Global Assessment Report 2011. Gareth Williams will take the lead in drafting a chapter analysing the political economy of disaster risk reduction based on evidence drawn from country case studies. Link to publication.