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    World disasters report 2001

    International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2001
    This year's World Disasters Report looks at the subject of, and the difficulties involved in, recovery from disasters. The overall picture, particularly for those in the most disaster-prone countries, is far from encouraging.
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    The State of the World’s Children 2001

    United Nations Children's Fund, 2001
    Drawing on reports from the world over, The State of the World’s Children 2001 details the daily lives of parents and other caregivers who are striving – in the face of war, poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic – to protect the rights and meet the needs of these young children.
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    Gender perspectives on disarmament and development

    United Nations [UN] Department for Disarmament Affairs, 2001
    This note explores two dimensions of the development/disarmament discussion. First, it looks at the macro issue of national disarmament, primarily related to nuclear weapons and military expenditures.
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    Gender perspectives on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR)

    United Nations [UN] Department for Disarmament Affairs, 2001
    Paper presents general trends of armed conflict, including: that men may have been more active in organised fighting, while women may have had to flee to refugee camps, been subjected to violence, had to assume non-traditional responsibilities and seen their domestic responsibilities intensified in their efforts to secure food, shelter and security for their families.
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    Gender perspectives on small arms

    United Nations [UN] Department for Disarmament Affairs, 2001
    Paper assesses relevant issues for those working on small arms in conflict situations, including:women and men (girls and boys) often participate in armed conflict in different wayswomen and men often have different perceptions of "securitythere is often inequality in representation of women and men in peace and reconstructionGender perspectives are also important to co
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    The Disarmament Dividend: Challenges for Development Policy

    OECD Development Centre, 1994
    In 1990-1991, world wide military expenditure amounted to $950 billion. This bill could be reduced by the year 2000 by over $300 billion. Excessive military expenditure jeopardizes development prospects. Policies to achieve transparency and to strengthen military security arrangements should be a priority.
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    Environmental guidelines for small-scale activities in Africa: environmentally sound design for planning and implementing humanitarian and development activities

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1996
    The guidelines aim to provide PVOs and NGOs, and other recipients of USAID grants, a tool for activity design, implementation and monitoring. The focus is on smaller-scale field activities.
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    Poverty and environment: priorities for research and policy

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Objectives of this study are: (a) to provide an analytical overview of existing research and approaches adopted to address interlinkages between poverty and environment; (b) to identify gaps in understanding and potential conflicts between adopted approaches and priorities identified by research; and (c) to highlight policy and research priorities for future action by donors, development agencies
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    Zimbabwe: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1998
    Report concentrates on ways of encouraging more sustainable smallholder agriculture in the drier regions of Zimbabwe within the context of reforms in agricultural services in a more liberal and plural economic and service environment. Paradoxically in Zimbabwe there is a need for both increased use of external inputs as well as a much greater emphasis on low external input technologies.
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    Namibia: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997
    Report recommends agriculture-sector poliy objective of risk reduction, production stability, and the diversification of agricultural and non-agricultural economic opportunities in the rural areas. The most fundamental problem remains, seven years after independence, the lack of a clear policy, administrative structures and legislation dealing with land allocation, tenure and management.

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