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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.
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    Aid, conditionality and debt in Africa

    Department of Economics [Cornell University], 2000
    This paper presents a diagnosis of the current dysfunctionalities of the aid, conditionality and debt regime in Africa. It is argued that the key feature of the current system is that of aid dependence, which is characterized as an unhealthy process of interaction which afflicts donors and recipients alike.
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    The impact of the EU’s ‘everything but arms’ proposal: a report to Oxfam

    Oxfam, 2001
    This article outlines Oxfam's support for the European Commission’s proposal to improve acccess to the EU market for all products, except armaments, exported from the world’s 48 poorest countries as a small but welcome step towards fairer trade in the world.Conclusions of study:The so-called ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) proposal will bring economic benefits to the world’s poorest
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    An international guide to organizations generating information on conflicts over natural resources

    Society for International Development, 2001
    Guide finding information on the web about conflicts over natural resources and related matters. More than 90 organizations have being identified and classified according to main sectors of activities, (land, forests, water, fisheries) and geographical scope, etc.
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    Conflict prevention: commission initiative to improve EU’s civilian intervention capacities

    European Union, 2001
    The Commission today adopted a Communication on Conflict Prevention. This document contains a comprehensive review of all the recent initiatives undertaken by the Community to promote peace and stability. The communication proposes a consolidated and realistic approach of the EU to conflict prevention.
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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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