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    Cooperation with Politically Fragile Countries: Lessons from EU Support to Somalia

    European Centre for Development Policy Management, 1997
    Reviews EU cooperation with Somalia, especially via the Lomé Convention. While it provides an overview of EU engagement prior to the collapse of the Barre regime, it focuses on ways in which the EU sought to respond to Somali needs after the outbreak of civil war in 1991 and in the continuing absence of central government.
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    Kazakstan: Forced Migration and Nation Building

    Forced Migration Projects, Open Society Institute, Hungary, 1999
    As a re-emerging state in Central Eurasia, Kazakstan faces formidable issues in its effort to create new social, economic and political structures. This difficult transition has been accompanied by significant population movements.Report identifies the challenges confronting such newly established nations, often including human displacement.
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    Hunter-gatherers, conservation and development: from prejudice to policy reform

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1999
    Communities of present-day or former hunter-gatherers live in scattered communities across the world, although their precise numbers and status are very uncertain. Their often marginalised status and ethnolinguistic diversity has made it hard to articulate their case for land rights outside Australia and North America.
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    Debt relief for Rwanda: an opportunity for peace-building and reconstruction

    Oxfam, 1999
    Paper is prompted by a growing concern that an unsustainable debt burden is one of the factors which jeopardise reconstruction efforts in Rwanda, and that debt relief could be a crucial element of a wider strategy of international engagement, aimed at encouraging respect for human rights and building peace. The paper argues that existing debt relief mechanisms are not being fully utilised.
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    Mitigation Practitioner's Handbook

    Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, USA, 1998
    Manual to assist in planning effective interventions to respond to emergencies (including natural disasters and complex socio-political situations). Covers preventative, mitigative and preparatory interverntions.Handbook supplements OFDA's Field Operations Guide (FOG) for Disaster Assessment and Response in four areas —seeds and tools, livestock, water and food/cash for work.
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    Global Environment Outlook 2000 (GEO 2), UNEP

    Global Environment Outlook Report and Project, UNEP, 1999
    Analyses both global and regional issues: key finding is that the continued poverty of the majority of the planet's inhabitants and excessive consumption by the minority are the two major causes of environmental degradation. The present course is unsustainable and postponing action is no longer an option..
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    The reconstruction of rural institutions

    Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1996
    At the end of the 1980s, most agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean shared the following features: an over-protected agricultural sector; strong intervention from the state; excessive regulations and obstacles to interactions with other economic agents; a static land market; and a bimodal type of productive organization, i.e.
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    Conservation, reclamation and grazing in the northern Negev: Contradictory or complementary concepts?

    Pastoral Development Network, ODI, 1995
    Paper explores the relationships between the following concepts under the conditions of Middle Eastern semi-arid ecosystems. Paper states that there are two apparent contradictions in the title of this paper.
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    Humanitarian assistance: breaking the waves of complex political emergencies: a literature survey.

    Danish Institute for International Studies, 1999
    Conflict-precipitated human disaster has been a significant worldwide feature during the last decade, from 1989 to 1999. As complex political emergencies (which such politically caused disasters have been termed) proliferated, so did humanitarian assistance to alleviate human suffering and interventions to stop the conflicts.
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    The Socio-Economic Dynamics of Farmers' Management of Local Plant Genetic Resources: A Framework for Analysis with Examples from a Tanzanian Case

    Danish Institute for International Studies, 1999
    Discusses the debate around farmers' management of local plant genetic resources. It seek to develop a theoretical framework for analysing farmers management of plant genetic resources using examples from fieldwork carried out in 1995-1997 among farmers in Tanzania with a focus on the 1994/95 growing season.

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