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Russian food and agricultural policy : how the country’s hungry history shapes its contemporary approaches
When the food price spikes of 2007/8 and 2010-12 occurred, Russia responded with export restrictions on wheat that contributed to short-term panic, price transmission to importing countries, greater long-term price instability ...
Opportunity Zones : mobilizing private capital for public good
Opportunity Zones are a provision of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act aimed at incentivizing private investment in economically distressed communities across the United States. By offering tax incentives to investors, the ...
Nonprofit earned revenue strategies : Refugee Services of Texas case study
This report examines nonprofit earned revenue strategies, using local Austin nonprofit Refugee Services of Texas as a case study. Many nonprofits turn to earned income as a strategy to diversify their revenue sources and ...
Evaluating the differential response approach in child protection : a systematic review of the evidence
In U.S. Fiscal Year 2017, states responded to 2.4 million calls reporting child abuse or neglect, spanning from inadequate supervision to severe physical maltreatment (U.S. Children’s Bureau, 2017). Since the mid-1990s, ...
Breaking the cycle : evidence-based diversion for homeless individuals with mental illness
The resources and infrastructure in place to serve our nation’s homeless is spread thin. Issues of capacity, funding, and lack of individualized treatment plans create limited opportunities for individuals to escape their ...
Don’t blow it : engagement and thoughtful regulation for the next era of Texas wind energy
Despite the state’s generally conservative political orientation, Texas has fostered staggering growth in wind energy by taking a thoughtful, market-friendly approach to regulation and providing important incentives and ...