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    Aid, policy and peace

    World Bank, 2000
    Analyzes theoretically and empirically the effects of economic policy and the receipt of foreign aid on the risk of civil war.Study finds that aid and policy do not have direct effects upon conflict risk. However, both directly affect the growth rate and the extent of dependence upon primary commodity exports, and these in turn affect the risk of conflict.
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    Economic causes of civil conflict and their implications for policy

    World Bank, 2000
    This paper presents an economic perspective on the causes of civil war, based on empirical patterns globally over the period 1965-99. During this period, the risk of civil war has been systematically related to a few economic conditions, such as dependence upon primary commodity exports and low national income.
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    Dams on the rocks: the flawed economics of large hydroelectric dams

    The Corner House, UK, 1998
    Asserts that the boom in dam building now seems to be coming to an end.
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    The expected impact of absorbing returning Palestinians on the West Bank and Gaza Strip labor markets

    FEMISE, 2000
    In this study, a detailed model is presented to incorporate the labor markets in the West Bank/Gaza Strip (WBGS) with macroeconomic variables such as private investments and capital government expenditures.The estimated model will be utilized to conduct macroeconomic simulations to trace out the evolution of unemployment, the allocation of labor between local markets and Israel.
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    Unveiling women as pillars of peace building in communities fractured by conflict in Kenya

    United Nations Development Programme, 2000
    Presenting the experiences of peace workers (from the Wajir District, Western Kenya, and North Rift) in initiating and nurturing peace in post conflict situations in Kenya, this paper documents the ways that women contribute to rebuilding communities fractured by conflict.The paper claims that the traditional rituals of peace often preclude the full participation of women, and that when peace n
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    Conflict's children: the human cost of small arms in Kitgum and Kotido, Uganda

    Oxfam, 2001
    Reporting on a field study conducted in several areas and instutions in Kitgum and Kotido (Uganda), this paper presents a literature review, results of informant interviews, and assesses the impact of small arms on education.Conclusions and recommendations:Small arms have played a major role in creating the devastating poverty and misery experienced by the majority of the civilian po
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    Global poverty report 2000

    African Development Bank, 2000
    This report was prepared for the G8 Kyushu-Okinawa Summit Meeting 2000 by a consortium of multilateral finance organizations including African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank.The report focuses on three main topics:global poverty conditions and trendsregional poverty tr
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    Lifting the veil on institutional violence: understanding Israel's contribution to Palestinian underdevelopment

    Christian Aid, 2001
    The article points out that the most serious issue for attention is the effect of Israeli government policies which contribute to the long term underdevelopment of the economy.The article is particularly critical of:the illegal process of Israeli expanding settlement in the West Bank and Gazathe strategic control the Israelis leverage over the Palestinian water resources.
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    Notions of rights over land and the history of Mongolian pastoralism

    Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 2000
    This article explores the history of notions of land ownership among Mongolian pastoralists in a historical context.In the 1990s the Mongolian state implemented a series of reforms designed to create a competitive market economy based on private property. These included the wholesale privatisation of the pastoral economy and the dissolution of the collective and state farms.
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    The impact of agricultural extension on farm production in resettlement areas of Zimbabwe

    Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford, 2001
    This paper examines the impact of agricultural extension on farm production.

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