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How can Bolivia avoid violence over its new constitution?
International Crisis Group 2007
Bolivia is moving dangerously towards renewed violence as the government of President Evo Morales and his Movement toward Socialism (MAS) party seeks to embed sweeping state reforms in a new constitution. This paper provides a backgro...
ALBA: a challenge to US hegemony in Latin America?
D. Harris; D. Azzi / Focus on the Global South 2006
The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) represents the first attempt at regional integration that is based on a new vision of social welfare and equity, rather than on trade liberalisation. This paper provides a detailed ac...
What are the current challenges facing Bolivia’s MAS government?
Bolivia Information Forum 2007
This report bulletin focuses on recent developments and issues in Bolivia under the current MAS government led by Evo Morales. It particularly focuses on four themes: conflicting visions of the future and the constituen...
What is the state of democracy in Ghana?
Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project 2007
This research assesses the level of democratic development in Ghana and provides an analysis on the openness of various democratic spaces. While welcoming the substantial progress made since 1992, the report draws attention to th...
What is the role of citizens in building more effective states?
id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2007
This policy brief summarises the findings of recent research on the role of citizens in building democracy, arguing that greater citizen engagement is crucial for creating more accountable states. Primary conclusions from th...
Community-led drought risk reduction: lessons from South Asia
Duryog Nivaran: South Asia Network for Disaster Risk Reduction 2006
Recent development in South Asia has led to a rapid increase in exploitation of rivers and groundwater, causing considerable stress on these water sources. This paper outlines the threat that drought poses to vulnerable comm...
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...
Lessons for civil society groups and donors interested in undertaking applied budget work
P. de Renzio; W. Krafchik / Overseas Development Institute 2007
This study examines the issues of budget accountability and budget policies. Within budget acountability it looks at budget groups’ impact on levels of budget transparency, public literacy and awareness of budget issues, an...
Is Kuwait on the path towards reform?
P. Salem / Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2007
This document discusses the challenges facing political and economic development and reform in Kuwait. It specifically focuses on the roots for reform, the process of reform itself as well as future prospects for reform in Kuwait. ...
Involving communities in disaster risk reduction: lessons from the Philippines
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center 2007
This brief outlines the flood risks faced by Dagupan City, Philippines and highlights lessons learned in disaster risk reduction. In particular, this case shows how integrating flooding risk reduction as a regular and joint activity o...
Items 1 to 10 of 25

Items 1 to 10 of 25

How can Bolivia avoid violence over its new constitution?
International Crisis Group 2007
Bolivia is moving dangerously towards renewed violence as the government of President Evo Morales and his Movement toward Socialism (MAS) party seeks to embed sweeping state reforms in a new constitution. This paper provides a backgro...
ALBA: a challenge to US hegemony in Latin America?
D. Harris; D. Azzi / Focus on the Global South 2006
The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) represents the first attempt at regional integration that is based on a new vision of social welfare and equity, rather than on trade liberalisation. This paper provides a detailed ac...
What are the current challenges facing Bolivia’s MAS government?
Bolivia Information Forum 2007
This report bulletin focuses on recent developments and issues in Bolivia under the current MAS government led by Evo Morales. It particularly focuses on four themes: conflicting visions of the future and the constituen...
What is the state of democracy in Ghana?
Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project 2007
This research assesses the level of democratic development in Ghana and provides an analysis on the openness of various democratic spaces. While welcoming the substantial progress made since 1992, the report draws attention to th...
What is the role of citizens in building more effective states?
id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2007
This policy brief summarises the findings of recent research on the role of citizens in building democracy, arguing that greater citizen engagement is crucial for creating more accountable states. Primary conclusions from th...
Community-led drought risk reduction: lessons from South Asia
Duryog Nivaran: South Asia Network for Disaster Risk Reduction 2006
Recent development in South Asia has led to a rapid increase in exploitation of rivers and groundwater, causing considerable stress on these water sources. This paper outlines the threat that drought poses to vulnerable comm...
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...
Lessons for civil society groups and donors interested in undertaking applied budget work
P. de Renzio; W. Krafchik / Overseas Development Institute 2007
This study examines the issues of budget accountability and budget policies. Within budget acountability it looks at budget groups’ impact on levels of budget transparency, public literacy and awareness of budget issues, an...
Is Kuwait on the path towards reform?
P. Salem / Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2007
This document discusses the challenges facing political and economic development and reform in Kuwait. It specifically focuses on the roots for reform, the process of reform itself as well as future prospects for reform in Kuwait. ...
Involving communities in disaster risk reduction: lessons from the Philippines
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center 2007
This brief outlines the flood risks faced by Dagupan City, Philippines and highlights lessons learned in disaster risk reduction. In particular, this case shows how integrating flooding risk reduction as a regular and joint activity o...
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