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- DocumentUnited Nations [UN] High Commission for Refugees, 1999The plight of refugees from Rwanda, Burundi, and Democratic Republic of Congo made international headlines between 1993 and 1998. Throughout central Africa, roughly 3.4 million refugees crossed international borders, 2.3 million persons became internally displaced, and 600,000 exiles returned to their countries of origin.DocumentOECD Development Co-operation Directorate: DAC Guidelines, 1999Guide aimed at those involved in the commissioning, design and management of evaluations of humanitarian assistance programmes principally within donor organisations but is also likely to be of use to UN agencies, NGOs and other organisations involved in the provision of humanitarian assistance.It is not intended as an exhaustive guide as specialised texts are available, but to complement the eDocument
Carrying capacity, rangeland degredation and livestock development for the communal rangelands of BotswanaPastoral Development Network, ODI, 1993Recent arguments have stated that the new livestock development policy will carry a high social cost, that the reality of range degradation in Botswana has been ignored, and that there is no basis for assuming that de-stocking would decrease the productivity of rangeland.Document
NGOs and Peace Building in Complex Political Emergencies: Final Report to the Department for International DevelopmentInstitute for Development Policy and Management, Manchester, 2000Assesses the contribution of NGOs to peace-building and the ways in which NGOs, and the donors who support them, might strengthen that contribution. The overall study attempted to assess the impacts of NGOs on peace and conflict.DocumentGendernet, World Bank, 2000Draft Policy Research Report examines the conceptual and empirical links between gender, public policy, and development outcomes and demonstrates the value of applying a gender perspective to the design of development policies.The evidence presented shows that societies that discriminate by gender pay a high price in terms of their ability to develop and to reduce poverty.DocumentOxfam, 2000As Western countries have got richer in the past ten years, the proportion of their wealth spent on humanitarian aid has gone down by 30%. The number of forgotten emergencies looks set to increase. The required response is not aid alone. Oxfam continues to press for international efforts to prevent conflict, tackle poverty, and promote respect for human rights. Yet humanitarian aid remains vital.DocumentSwedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 1999Originating in the international solidarity movement during the Vietnam War, Bai Bang soon ran into difficulties. Time schedules were exceeded and the original budget of SEK 770 million expanded to a total of about SEK 2,700 million (in current prices).DocumentEconomic Growth Project, World Bank, 2000Paper 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.DocumentCenter for International Development, Harvard University, 2000Civil wars impose substantial costs on the domestic economy. This paper empirically measures the economic impact of such internal wars.Document
How land reform can contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction: empirical evidence from international and Zimbabwean experienceLand Rights in Africa, Oxfam, 2000Examines 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.