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I would like to acknowledge several people and organizations that made this book possible. Firstly, I thank the United Nations University* for providing a multidisciplinary environment with a presence in several parts of the world. This was essential for generating such a diverse collection of chapters, particularly those institutes and programmes whose staff contributed to the chapters of the book: the UNU Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), the UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), the UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and the UNU Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP). I am also grateful to the United Nations University Press for giving its full support for the idea of the book and producing it in a timely manner. I especially thank Vesselin Popovski and Naomi Cowan for the confidence they placed in this book. Erin Kennedy and Makiko Arima were also key members who provided production support and timely proofreading. I thank all authors for producing their pieces and prioritizing the writing of the chapters over other tasks, as well as the anonymous peer reviewers for their comments. Finally, I thank UNU-IAS, particularly its director Govindan Parayil, for providing full support to make the book a reality. * The opinions expressed in the chapters do not represent the position of the United Nations University, its institutes or any other UN organization. They are solely the responsibility of the authors.


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