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Conceptualizing the Effectiveness of Sustainability Assessment in Development Cooperation. / Huge, Jean; Mukherjee, Nibedita; Fertel, Camille; Waaub, Jean-Philippe; Block, Thomas; Waas, Tom; Koedam, Nico; Dahdouh-Guebas, Farid.

In: Sustainability, Vol. 7, No. 5, 05.2015, p. 5735-5751.

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Huge J, Mukherjee N, Fertel C, Waaub J-P, Block T, Waas T et al. Conceptualizing the Effectiveness of Sustainability Assessment in Development Cooperation. Sustainability. 2015 May;7(5):5735-5751. https://doi.org/10.3390/su7055735

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Huge, Jean ; Mukherjee, Nibedita ; Fertel, Camille ; Waaub, Jean-Philippe ; Block, Thomas ; Waas, Tom ; Koedam, Nico ; Dahdouh-Guebas, Farid. / Conceptualizing the Effectiveness of Sustainability Assessment in Development Cooperation. In: Sustainability. 2015 ; Vol. 7, No. 5. pp. 5735-5751.

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