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Survivors vs creators: upgrading and public governance in the Kenyan leather value chain. / Pasquali, Giovanni.

University of Manchester, Global Development Institute, 2021.

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Pasquali G. Survivors vs creators: upgrading and public governance in the Kenyan leather value chain. University of Manchester, Global Development Institute. 2021 Oct 5.

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