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    Economic Policy and Women's Informal Work in South Africa

    2001
    The South African Government's trade and industrial policies are shifting the economy onto a path of capital intensification. Allied to this, firms are undergoing a process of extensive restructuring. The restructuring process in labour intensive industries has resulted in massive job losses in sectors that have traditionally employed large numbers of women.
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    Women and Labour Market Changes in the Global Economy: Growth Helps, Inequalities Hurt and Public Policy Matters

    1999
    Significant inefficiencies arise from persistent gender differentials in the labour market and the resulting losses are borne primarily by women. The paper concludes that inequalities can have significantly adverse effects on welfare, and market-based development alone can be a weak instrument for reducing inequality between the sexes.
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    Control of land and life in Burma

    Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
    Short critique of Burmese land and agricultural policy, as implemented in recent years by the military government (State Law and Order Restoration Council - SLORC)
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    Agrarian Reform in Uzbekistan and Other Central Asian Countries

    Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
    The five Central Asian countries that gained their independence at the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 have followed different paths of transition to a market economy in the agricultural sector. Kyrgyzstan has been the most aggressive in restructuring agricultural enterprises, privatizing land, and promoting individual farming.
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    Improving community based management of boreholes: a case study from Malawi

    Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
    Examines ways in which the rate of hand-pump sustainability may be improved.The main conclusion is that sustainability is more likely through using good quality products, and by assuring reliable management services are provided by the users. The latter should be backed up by a reliable spares supply chain as well as by locally available mechanics trained in advanced repairs.
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    Zambia Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

    Southern African Regional Poverty Network, 2002
    Poverty situation analsyis and strategy paper for Zambia
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    Malawi Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (draft)

    Southern African Regional Poverty Network, 2002
    Poverty situation analysis and strategy paper for Malawi
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    Land reform and poverty alleviation in Mozambique

    Southern African Regional Poverty Network, 2002
    Brief overview of the policy background to the land reform process in Mozambique, and a very generalised assessment of the extent to which this reform is improving the livelihoods of Mozambican rural people.The paper focuses on the experiences of the land component of Zambézia Agricultural Development Project (ZADP) .
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    Empowerment and poverty reduction: a sourcebook

    PovertyNet, World Bank, 2002
    This Sourcebook defines the World Bank’s approach to emowerment for economic growth and poverty reduction. It will also inform the World Bank’s social development strategy. A growing body of evidence is showing the linkages between empowerment and good governance and growth, growth that is more pro-poor, and improved project performance.
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    Child labour and labour rights in the sporting goods industry: a case for corporate social responsibility

    Clean Clothes Campaign, 2002
    This study seeks to (re)examine the issue/problem of child labour and other labour standards in the football industry in India building upon the previous studies done on the industry in the recent past.The study presents results from interviews and surveys of households and stitching centres in the football producing areas of Jallandhar and Batala, Punjab.

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