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- DocumentForced Migration Projects, Open Society Institute, Hungary, 1999As 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.DocumentNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1999Communities 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.DocumentOxfam, 1999Paper 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.DocumentOffice of Foreign Disaster Assistance, USA, 1998Manual 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.DocumentGlobal Environment Outlook Report and Project, UNEP, 1999Analyses 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..DocumentLand Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1996At 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.Document
Conservation, reclamation and grazing in the northern Negev: Contradictory or complementary concepts?Pastoral Development Network, ODI, 1995Paper 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.DocumentDanish Institute for International Studies, 1999Conflict-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.Document
The Socio-Economic Dynamics of Farmers' Management of Local Plant Genetic Resources: A Framework for Analysis with Examples from a Tanzanian CaseDanish Institute for International Studies, 1999Discusses 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.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] High Commission for Refugees, 1999Focuses on how the relief operation’s policy of equality challenges older hierarchies of authority. Through an analysis of refugees’ representations of gender relations, relations between generations, and relations between peasants and ‘big men’, it is shown that there is a general feeling of social decay in the camp.