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- The BLDS print collection
Browse all the latest print documents from the British Library of Development Studies...
- Further reforms are needed to ensure an independent judiciary in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco
- I. Shalhoub; K. Henderson (ed) / International Foundation for Electoral Systems 2007
- These four Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries were selected for this report on the basis of having implemented judicial reforms aimed at establishing an independent judiciary. However, the findings of this research, whi...
- How to bridge the gap between economic theory and practice in pension systems- the Moroccan example
- A. Bodor; D. Robalino; M. Rutkowski 2007
- Defined benefit pension systems, usually financed on a pay-as-you-go basis, often embed bad microeconomic design features that create distortions in savings and labour demand/supply decisions. This paper focuses on two that are releva...
- What can be learned from democratisation in the Mediterranean, Turkey and Morocco?
- A. Barahona De Brito; A. Saaf; M. Benli Altunisik / EuroMesco 2006
- This report reflects on the lessons that can be learned from experiences with processes of political opening or liberalisation and subsequent transition to democratic rule in Morocco, Turkey, Spain and Portugal. One of the features of...
- Democracy a concept rather than reality in the Arab world
- M. Zaki / Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies 2007
- All Arab leaders advocate democracy and claim that they are committed to democratic reforms. Tangible results, however, are hard to find. Arab countries are still ruled by authoritarian regimes and rulers are more concerned with retai...
- Liberalisation will not cut poverty in Near East and North Africa
- N. Minot; M. Chemingui; M. Thomas / International Fund for Agricultural Development 2007
- Some argue that free trade is good for poverty reduction. This report examines the impact of trade liberalisation on small farmers and other poor households in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region. It combines a comprehensive ...
- Enhancing southern capacity: does the rhetoric match the reality?
- M. Couldrey (ed); T. Morris (ed) / Forced Migration Review 2007
- Virtually every humanitarian agency talks about their commitment to building Southern capacity and, increasingly, this discourse has been focused on forming ‘partnerships’ with Southern organisations. In this edition of Fo...
- Value of the translation industry for economies in the Arab region
- N. Harabi / Eldis Document Store 2007
- Knowledge has always been at the heart of economic growth. It is disseminated through education, research and development, the mass media and the translation industry. In Arab countries there has been a widespread impression that...
- Reintegration of returnees to Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia
- European University Institute, Italy 2007
- The main objective of the MIREM project lies in better taking into consideration the challenges linked to return migration as well as its impact on development. These web pages introduce the initial findings of this on-going investiga...
- Progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child in North Africa
- International Bureau for Children’s Rights 2007
- This report analyses progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child in five countries of North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. The report highlights that there have been significant a...
- Stopping violence against women: a handbook for development practitioners
- United Nations Population Fund 2006
- Violence against women manifests itself in different ways in different societies - from psychological abuse and physical harm to early marriage and ritual slavery - and the pathways to success vary. This handbook, intended primarily f...