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Has NEPAD neglected the people of Africa ?
Africa Action 2002
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) presents itself as a visionary initiative by African leaders to reconstruct and develop the continent. However, the South African Council of Churches (SACC) argues that NEPAD's visi...
The launch of the New Partnership for Africa's Development must be the occasion for a profound questioning of the dominant, neo-liberal model of development.
Pambazuka 2002
Report which welcomes the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and particularly the engagement of the G8 countries as an important political moment but expresses a number of concerns. These can be summarised as...
Indigenous conflict resolution mechanisms among East African pastoralists: what role should it play?
J. Osamba / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2001
This article explores the conflict and conflict resolution among East African pastoralists and the role of indigenous conflict resolution processes and mechanisms. The article finds that: violence among the pasto...
Is sedentarisation a good think for pastoralists in Tibet?
W. Ning; C. Richard / International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal 1999
This article disucsses the effects of the last four decades of change in China in relation to traditional Tibetan pastoral production systems. The article particularly studies the government's ambitious rangeland intensification schem...
What are politically viable means of establishing global user charges?
German Advisory Council on Global Change 2002
In this special report, the Council makes recommendations for a politically viable implementation of the concept of global user charges for three specific areas of application: charges on the use of airspace by aviation...
Knowledge-based aid: a radical evaluation
R. Torres / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 2001
This paper approaches “knowledge-based aid” in vogue today within the international aid community from the following specific perspectives: a view “from the South” a critical perspective, ...
What are the chances of meeting the Millenium Development Goals?
R. Greenhill / Jubilee Research 2002
This report tracks the progress of poor countries towards debt sustainability under the HIPC initiative; as well as likely progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The article concludes that: ...
New challenges in providing humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan: a post-Taliban perspective
Conflict Prevention Initiative, Harvard University 2002
This policy brief aims at providing basic information on humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan. The article chronicles humanitarian assistance within a Taliban and post-Taliban perspective. During the Taliban era: ...
Environmental variability in an extensive pastoral area northern Xinjiang, China
T. Banks; S. Doman / Department of Applied and International Economics, Massey University 2001
This paper considers the degree of environmental variability in an extensive pastoral area of Altay, northern Xinjiang (China); assesses the extent to which institutional arrangements are able to accommodate environmental variability,...
Grassland tenure in China: influenced by group tenure arrangements and 'fuzzy' boundaries
T.J. Banks / Department of Applied and International Economics, Massey University 2001
The primary purpose of this paper is to make a contribution towards extending the coverage of this cropland tenure literature to China's extensive grasslands, which comprise some 40% of its territory. The article finds that: ...
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Large proportion of asylum seekers are qualified
Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees in the UK 2001
This report audits the skills and qualifications of about 440 asylum seekers dispersed under the National Asylum Support System (NASS) to Leicester and assesses their potential contribution to the local and regional economy before the...
Does the Private Sector Development (PSD) strategy foster apartheid?
Globalization Challenge Initiative 2001
This article discusses the World Bank's Private Sector Development Strategy (PSD). The article finds that: the main thrust of the PSD Strategy is not new. It would continue to shape and diminish the role of the s...
Is the Islamic concept of Jihad responsilbe for comtemporary violence and terrorism?
K.A. El Fadl / Middle East Report 2001
This article discusses the politics of power associated with political Islam and fundamentalist puritanism within certain elements of Islam (particularly wahhabism). The article concludes that: the argument that ...
The developmental agenda in the age of neoliberal globalization
E. Yeldan / United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development 2001
This article looks at options for renewed development policy, particularly in relation to globalisation and national policy-making. This article finds that: a consequence of globalisation has been the exposure of...
Joseph Stiglitz on the need to reform the way in which development economics research is undertaken and taught
J.E. Stiglitz / United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development 2001
This article discusses the new development agenda and means of challenging the reigning neoliberal paradigm. The limitations of this competitive equilibrium model are widely recognized; it provides an inadequate model of developed cou...
Reform of the IMF and World Bank will bring about space for a new development economics
M. Weisbrot / United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development 2001
This article focuses on the role that economist and policy analysts can play in shaping the parameters of the current debate in the direction development economics should take. The article finds that: the credito...
Taking a critical position on structural adjustment: what are the World Bank and IMF doing wrong?
Essential Information 2001
Contains a series of fact sheets and resources, taking a generally critical position on IMF and World Bank Structural Adjustment activities and policies. The fact sheets include: how Structural Adjustment worsens...
Traditional methods are the most efficient and ecologically sensible for raisign livestock in Nigeria
I. Iro / Gamji 2001
This article discusses the status fo the Fulani pastoralists in Nigeria. The article concludes that: the socioeconomic transformation of the Fulani will not be achieved so long as the policy-makers ignore the env...
Should the World Bank be made accountable for its actions?
T. Barry; M. Honey / Foreign Policy in Focus 2001
This article finds that: the World Bank’s Articles of Agreement (its charter) require that it lend only for productive purposes the bank’s nature and practice ensure that its projects will have a high...
Argentina and the IMFs promotion of free capital mobility: a delegitimising activity?
D. Felix / Foreign Policy in Focus 2001
This article discusses the extent to which the Argentinian economic crisis delegitimises the IMF's promotion of free capital mobility around the globe. The article finds that: IMF's activities in Argentina, devia...
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International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
The IUSSP aims to promote the scientific study of population, encourage exchange between researchers around the globe, and stimulate interest in population issues. To further its mission, the IUSSP: organizes seminars and workshops to further scientific knowledge organizes training and distance-learning activities to improve the research cap...
Ideas to Impact
Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Ideas to Impact supports research and development in climate technologies for developing countries. Through the design and implementation of five innovation prizes, Ideas to Impact will test whether prizes can be designed to achieve significant benefits for marginalised and impoverished communities. It will do so by attracting and...
Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID)
The Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, (ESID, investigates the political drivers of inclusive development, particularly how state capacity and elite commitment can emerge and be sustained, as well as how donors, reformers and activists can support these processes. With a central focus on power relations and the role of ideas, ESID is researching the determinants of develop...
Making All Voices Count (MAVC)
Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation, scaling, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness. This Grand Challenge focuses global attention on creative and cutting-edge solutions, including those that use mobile and web technology, to ensure the voices of all cit...
Development Ideas
Development Ideas is a space for thinkers and practitioners to learn, share and debate about international development—its origins, how it has changed and spread over time, and how it may evolve. The group have published an essential reference book for scholars, graduate students, practitioners and policy-makers: International Development: Ideas, Experience and Prospects  in...
UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS)
UKCDS is a group of 14 UK government departments and research funders working in international development. A small coordinating team brings this group together with researchers and other key organisations to share knowledge and identify opportunities for collaboration.
The Alliance for Useful Evidence
The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice in the UK. It is an open–access network of more than 1,400 individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and internationally.
Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group (GRADE)
The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group began in the year 2000 as an informal collaboration of people with an interest in addressing the shortcomings of present grading systems in health care. The working group has developed a common, sensible and transparent approach to grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations. The...
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). It will replace the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and will be completed in 2014. The REF will be undertaken by the four UK higher education funding bodies. The exercise will be managed by the REF team based at HEFCE and overseen by the REF Stee...
Evidence Informed Policy Network EVIPNet (EVIPNet)
EVIPNet is a network working to support evidence-informed health systems. EVIPNet takes the form of linked, but distinct country-based and regional networks. Africa, Asia and the Americas each host regional networks, which together work in 25 countries.  At the regional level EVIPNet is supported by the WHO regional offices and by small regional secretariats responsible for promoti...
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