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Achieving Schooling For All: Budgetary Expenditures on Education in Sub-Saharan Africa and South AsiaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1998Analyses public spending on education in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia over recent years, with a particular focus upon primary schooling. It identifies regional expenditure trends since 1980, and provides more detailed comparative data for selected countries over the 1990-95 period.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 1999Investigates the causes of the decline in rural poverty in India and particularly to determine the specific role that government investments have played. The re search aims to quantify the effectiveness of different types of government expenditures in contributing to poverty alleviation. Such in formation can assist policymakers in targeting their investments more effectively to reduce poverty.DocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2000Practical manual aiming to help development agency field officers anticipate and effectively deal with the myriad issues and challenges that arise as they design and manage election assistance programs in transitional environments.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2000Aims to catalogue the numbers of deaths caused by famines and to review explanations of why these famines occured, by:Compiling excess mortality estimates from over 30 major famines and assesses the success of some parts of the world - China, the Soviet Union and more recently India and Bangladesh - in apparently eradicating mass mortality food crises.DocumentSwedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 1999Document recommends a strategy for the role of ICT in Swedish development cooperation. This report presents a view of how the ICT revolution can and ought to influence Swedish development cooperation and identifies critical and suitable areas for ICT involvement. A possible action agenda for Swedish international cooperation is proposed.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 1999Increasing international flows of trade and capital are too often seen as a major cause of widening gaps in living standards between populations in the North and the South or within these regions.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 1999Social Funds (SFs) have proven to be no panacea.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 1999The aim of this paper is to review the principal assumptions and aspects of the unitary household model and collective models of household behaviour. Empirical studies are presented to assess whether the theories can offer adequate descriptions of household behaviour and to examine the types of policy implications that can be drawn from these.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2000The creation and selling of ideas of global environmental crisis has been a core characteristic of the post-Rio decade. Global science and global policymaking processes are central to these crises. However, framings of global environmental problems – the knowledge claims and interests that underpin them, and the plans that flow from them – are often accepted without critical examination.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2000There is a growing recognition across the world that citizens should play a role in informing and shaping environmental policy. But how should this be done?This paper explores one route, where opportunities ‘from above’ are created, often, but not exclusively so, by the state, often through local government policy and planning processes.