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    Can institutions resolve ethnic conflict?

    Economic Growth Project, World Bank, 2000
    Paper finds that institutional factors interact with ethnic diversity, as they affect whether ethnic conflict is destructive or is contained by the rules of the game. Ethnic diversity has a more adverse effect on economic policy and growth when institutions are poor. To put it another way, poor institutions have an even more adverse effect on growth and policy when ethnic diversity is high.
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    Measuring the economic impact of civil war

    Center for International Development, Harvard University, 2000
    Civil wars impose substantial costs on the domestic economy. This paper empirically measures the economic impact of such internal wars.
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    How land reform can contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction: empirical evidence from international and Zimbabwean experience

    Land Rights in Africa, Oxfam, 2000
    Examines international evidence on the relationship between asset ownership and growth and the impact of redistributive land reform, plus evidence of the impact of land reform in Zimbabwe.Asks why it appears that resettled farmers are among the poorest in the population.
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    Why are there so many civil wars in Africa?: prevention of future conflicts and promotion of inter-group cooperation

    The Economics of Crime and Violence, World Bank, 2000
    Contrary to popular belief, Africa's civil wars are not due to its ethnic and religious diversity.
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    Aftermath: gender issues in postconflict societies

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2000
    Reports by USAID’s Center for Development Information and Evaluation (CDIE) evaluating gender issues in postconflict societies.Country studies include:Cambodiaimpact of conflict on women in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the r
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    Older people in disasters and humanitarian crises: Guidelines for best practice

    HelpAge International, 2000
    Aimed at helping relief agencies meet the special needs of older people in emergencies.Guidelines give examples of key approaches and actions that could help the humanitarian community reduce the vulnerability associated with ageing. They also suggest ways to enhance the capacities and contribution of older people in emergencies [authors]
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    Trial by fire: forest fires and forestry policy in Indonesia's era of crisis and reform

    World Resources Institute, Washington DC, 2000
    This report examines the destruction and systematic plunder of Asia's greatest rainforests under former Indonesian president Suharto. The report focuses on the 1997-1998 forest fires in Indonesia that resulted in the burning of 10 million hectares of forests.
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    Landmine Monitor 2000

    International Campaign to Ban Landmines, 1999
    Annual report which monitors and documents nations' compliance with the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the humanitarian response to the global landmine crisis.The major findings of the 2000 report is that while antipersonnel mines continue to be laid and take far too many victims, the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the ban movement more generally are having a major impact globally.
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    Selling to eat: petty trading and traders in peri-urban areas of sub-saharan Africa

    Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999
    This article explores the increasing proliferation of petty traders, in Africa's sprawling peri-urban areas.Conclusions:The proliferation of petty traders in most peri-urban areas can be interpreted as an unhealthy symptom of economic underdevelopment.
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    External interventions and the duration of civil wars

    Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank, 2000
    Previous studies have argued that longer civil wars have been caused by ethnically polarized societies, since rebel cohesion is easier and more lasting with polarization.