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    Measuring Microcredit Delinquency: Ratios can be Harmful to Your Health

    Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1999
    Paper discusses monitoring methods for micro-credit instititions, particulary in relation to loan repaymentA misapplied credit portfolio quality measure often conceals a repayment crisis from micro-finance managers, sometimes to the point where it has become too late to fix the problem.Any delinquency or recovery percentage is a ratio—the result of dividing some numerator on the top of the
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    The Recent Experience with Capital Flows to Emerging Market Economies

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1999
    This paper summarises key points of the recent extensive discussion of the factors behind the volatility of cross-border capital flows in emerging market countries and possible corrective measures.
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    Deciphering Codes of Corporate Conduct: A Review of their Contents

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1999
    Public concerns about globalisation are growing. Many firms are trying to respond to these concerns, often by issuing statements of ethics or values that cover various facets of corporate conduct. This working paper concentrates on the relevance of the aspirations and commitments set forth in corporate codes in addressing public concerns, focusing in some detail on how these issues are addressed.
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    Southeast Asia: the role of FDI policies in development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1999
    This study, published in April 1999, looks at the role of foreign direct investment in the development of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. It examines the influence of host country policies towards FDI on the level of foreign investment and, more importantly, the interface between such policies and the benefits to the local economy.
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    The GAPVU Cash Transfer Program in Mozambique: an assessment

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 1997
    The GAPVU cash transfer program is an important safety net for urban Mozambique. The coverage of the program is impressive within the urban sector, reaching about 16 percent of all urban households. Although the mean transfer amount is just over a dollar per capita per month, it still represents about 13 percent of the beneficiaries' per capita consumption.
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    Systematic Client Consultation in Development: The Case of Food Policy Research in Ghana, India, Kenya, and Mali

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 1998
    Successful food policy implementation is preceded by a defined policymaking process drawing from a sound information base. Yet too often the knowledge generated through food policy research does not become part of the local body of information and consequently is not used by policymakers.
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    Farm Productivity and Rural Poverty in India

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 1998
    To what extent do India’s rural poor share in agricultural growth? Combining data from 24 household sample surveys spanning 35 years with other sources, authors estimate a model of the joint determination of consumption-poverty easures, agricultural wages, and food prices. Find that higher farm productivity brought both absolute and relative gains to poor rural households.
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    Value Chains: An Economist's Perspective

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1999
    Brief look at value chains from the perspective of economics. It starts by reviewing what economists can learn from other disciplines, and then considers what economics may have to offer to other disciplines, both in understanding value chains and in formulating policies to spread the gains from globalisation.
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    Access to land and land policy reforms

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    The objective of the research that this policy brief reports on is to analyse different mechanisms of access to land for the rural poor in an era when redistribution through expropriative land reform is largely inconsistent with the forces of political economy.
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    Options for regional integration in Southern Africa

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2000
    This paper asks: What are the impact effects of the different routes towards regional integration in Southern Africa, the 'intended' FTA, the CUmin or FT? Does trade creation dominate dominate trade diversion under the 'intended' FTA?

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