Interconnected economies: benefiting from Global Value Chains is a 2013 publication by the OECD.
This book examines how global value chains have evolved and the policy challenges they have created.
The Guardian published this feature "Access to clean water and sanitation around the world - mapped" - using new data collected by the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme.
From the feature:
Around the world, 946 million people still go to the toilet outside. Eritrea is top of the list, with 77% of its population practising open defecation, a practice which can lead to the contamination of drinking water sources, and the spread of diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentry, hepatitis A and typhoid. A huge global effort has been focused on reducing these numbers and new data from the WHO/Unicef Joint Monitoring Programme, which has measured the progress made on access to drinking water and sanitation since 1990, shows that there have been improvements in certain areas.
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Settlement, Market and Food Security is part of the OECD's West African studies and was published in 2013.
With the population of West Africa set to double by 2050, this book explores how agricultural production systems and policy to have to change to support this growth.