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    Changing opportunities: refugees and host communities in western Tanzania

    United Nations [UN] High Commission for Refugees, 1999
    The 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.
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    Guidance for Evaluating Humanitarian Assistance in Complex Emergencies

    OECD Development Co-operation Directorate: DAC Guidelines, 1999
    Guide 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 e
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    Carrying capacity, rangeland degredation and livestock development for the communal rangelands of Botswana

    Pastoral Development Network, ODI, 1993
    Recent 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.
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    NGOs and Peace Building in Complex Political Emergencies: Final Report to the Department for International Development

    Institute for Development Policy and Management, Manchester, 2000
    Assesses 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.
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    Engendering development

    Gendernet, World Bank, 2000
    Draft 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.
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    An end to forgotten emergencies?

    Oxfam, 2000
    As 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.
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    Bai Bang evaluated

    Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 1999
    Originating 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).
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    Can institutions resolve ethnic conflict?

    Economic Growth Project, World Bank, 2000
    Paper 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.
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    Measuring the economic impact of civil war

    Center for International Development, Harvard University, 2000
    Civil wars impose substantial costs on the domestic economy. This paper empirically measures the economic impact of such internal wars.
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    How land reform can contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction: empirical evidence from international and Zimbabwean experience

    Land Rights in Africa, Oxfam, 2000
    Examines 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.