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    Globalization and the island economies of the South Pacific

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This paper examines the impact of increasing integration of the island economies of the South Pacific into expanding international markets, particularly that of Fiji and the Solomon Islands. The paper empirically tests how capital flows (i.e. FDI, aid flows) savings, trade (exports, and imports) affect growth.
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    WTO: Understanding the Development Angle [Trade and Development Background Briefings]

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1999
    Series of 10 short background papers, each on a different aspect of the WTO agenda and describing how developing countries may be affected by different outcomes, and what preparations they need to make to participate effectively. Developing countries have joined the WTO in large numbers, in the expectation that its objectives of rule-based liberal trade will foster development.
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    The new IMF focus on poverty: are hopes warranted?

    World Economy, Ecology and Development, 2000
    This article finds that: the concern for the poor in Third World countries shown by the IMF is primarily a response to criticism of its policy recommendations, which has grown increasingly louder over the past years combined with its meager success in improving growth, the IMF has been criticized even by former World Bank chief economist Joseph Stiglitz for sticking to it
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    Effects of fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policy on the structure of South African growth and employment

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2000
    The major thesis of the paper is that the macroeconomic policy environment has favoured financial stability over economic growth and that this has been an important element in the failure of the economy to meet the targets of the government's macroeconomic program: Growth, Employment, and Redistribution (GEAR).
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    Economic liberalisation and employment in South Asia

    Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Bonn, 2000
    Examines the impact on employment growth (total, agriculture, industry), unemployment, real wages, wage inequalities between skilled and unskilled workers, women’s employment and child labour. It also analyses whether labour rigidities have affected the employment growth in South Asian countries.
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    Who owns the media?

    World Bank, 2001
    This article explores who controls the world's media.
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    Microfinance in Post-Conflict Situations:Towards Guiding Principles for Action

    Enterprise and Cooperative Development Department, Social Finance Unit, ILO, 1999
    Offers a framework for implementing microfinance activities in post-conflict situations, given the pre and post-conflict environment. The decisions of stakeholders are guided by their understanding of the situation that shape their objectives and strategies in terms of timing, funding, coordination efforts, design, operational aspects and performance.
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    Learning from clients: assessment tools for microfinance practitioners: draft manual

    Assessing the Impact of Microenterprise Services, USAID, 2000
    The manual was developed by the SEEP Network.
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    A crude awakening: The role of the oil and banking industries in Angola's civil war and the plunder of state assets

    Global Witness, 1999
    Discusses the corrupt use of growing oil revenues and challenges the oil industry, lending banks and the national governments involved to change their policies and to adopt a policy of 'full transparency'.Also available as Word and Text documents at:
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    Tools for Activists: an information and advocacy guide to the World Bank Group

    Bank Information Center, 2007
    As one of the largest public development institutions in the world, the World Bank Group (WBG) has an enormous impact on the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in developing and transition countries across the globe. [adapted from author]