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- DocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2000Over the past two decades, most African countries have attempted to promote trade and exchange rate reform as part of broader programs of structural adjustment. Few countries have sustained the reforms. Many potentially beneficial policy changes have unraveled.This paper discusses how trade and exchange rate reforms are indirectly undermined. These occur in several ways.Document
Supply responses of West African agricultural households: implications of intrahousehold preference heterogeneityInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 1999Paper illustrates how an intrahousehold approach can contribute to a better understanding of microeconomic allocation decisions and policy impacts.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2000Paper reanalyses the household survey data from three out of four surveys carried out in Zambia in the 1990s, in order to chart the evolution of poverty and inequality during that decade.DocumentFood and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 1999Study provides information on program and policy options. The findings and recommendations are based on an extensive review of the literature as well as interviews with researchers, USAID managers and other development and donor organizations.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 1999Looks at six Poverty Asssesments (PAs) conducted by World Bank teams and the way in which gender issues are treated in them (in Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda).Document
Raising productivity levels and alleviating poverty in Tanzania's rural areas: the case of non-agricultural activitiesEconomic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 2000The study is a state of art review on non-agricultural activities and their role in raising productivity and alleviating poverty. The paper aimed at reviewing the literature related to rural non-agriculture activities (RNAs) in Tanzania.Document
Capital market access, factor demand, and agricultural development in rural areas of developing countries: the case of UgandaEconomic Policy Research Centre, Uganda, 1999An econometric assessment using data from a 1992 survey of 10,000 Ugandan households.DocumentEconomic Policy Research Centre, Uganda, 1997Findings of a study intended to facilitate an assessment of the feasibility of collective action for redressing forest degradation.The prospects of community-based resource management is hypothesized to depend on people’s attitude towards collective action and their evaluation of the capacity of local institutions to facilitate the functioning of such a management regime, all of which determineDocumentEconomic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 1995Looks at ways to foster technological capacity-building in the least developed countries.DocumentEconomic Policy Research Centre, Uganda, 1999Examines the role of the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) in the context of African capacity building programmes.The paper looks at the history of the Centre, how it came into being, the rationale for its existence, and the process of its evolution. Its organisational structure is discussed, as well as its view and practical conceptualisation of the term 'capacity building'.