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The basic budgeting problem: approaches to resource allocation in the public sector and their implications for pro-poor budgetingOverseas Development Institute, 2001On what basis, and how, are decisions made regarding how public money should be spent? This paper, written by the Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), summarises different budgeting theories, outlining the various different principles and criteria upon which allocation decisions are made.DocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2001This assessment of three USAID-financed microfinance programs in Uganda centers on the impacts of participation and whom the programs reach. The assessment focuses on the clients of FINCA, FOCCAS, and PRIDE. It covers clients and a non-client comparison group in rural Mbale district, the capital city of Kampala, and Masaka town and its periphery.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2000The references are arranged by the following subject areas:general textsagricultural development and food securitybiodiversity and the environmentIPRs and biotechnologyIPRs, media and information technologyhuman rightsbusiness and industrial developmentthe knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous peoples and local communitiespublic educationpubDocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001Botswana and Zimbabwe represent two cases of differential access to the world economy, Botswana has prospered while Zimbabwe has fallen into a deep crisis.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This 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.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1999Series 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.DocumentWorld Economy, Ecology and Development, 2000This 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 itDocument
Effects of fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policy on the structure of South African growth and employmentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2000The 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).DocumentZentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Bonn, 2000Examines 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.