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We study the effect of teacher subject knowledge on student achievement in mathematics and reading by using a data set from six sub-Saharan African countries. By using an estimation based on within…

7 June 2022 | Book Chapter | Vietnam

Abstract Forest resources have continued to play a significant role in the livelihood system of rural communities and the ongoing fight against climate change. Consequently, several efforts have been…

18 January 2022 | Book Chapter | Nigeria

The chapter by Shoibal Chakravarty and E. Somonathan focuses on coal, which accounts for a whopping 64% of India’s CO2 emissions in 2021. Since coal combustion also releases other deadly pollutants…

11 October 2021 | Book Chapter | India

Abstract Increasing demand for tropical hardwood and logging bans for natural teak forests have led to expanding teak plantations. Forest growth factors, briefly summarized in this chapter, may guide…

7 October 2021 | Book Chapter | Colombia

Coral reefs in Nha Trang City have been threatened by human activities such as use of dynamite, illegal harvesting, shipping, and pollution from the nearby port development project. How much…

3 July 2021 | Book Chapter | Vietnam

Although there is growing recognition that that extreme weather events pose significant challenges to Central American agriculture, little is known about what factors influence farmers' implementation...

16 March 2022 | Book Chapter | Central America

This chapter assesses the prospects of regional value chains (RVCs) in car manufacturing in Africa, focussing specifically on Southern Africa (because of relatively advanced regional integration there…

17 March 2021 | Book Chapter | South Africa

China increasingly dominates global manufacturing and South Africa, while the largest industrial power in Africa, has lagged with the manufacturing sector’s share of GDP declining in a low growth…

17 March 2021 | Book Chapter | South Africa

Countries that are endowed with extractive resources such as oil and gas can have tremendous impact to the economy if the emanating wealth is well managed, allocated, and distributed. Good governance…

9 March 2022 | Book Chapter | Kenya