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    Population and environment in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, 1998
    The paper challenges the simplistic concept of population as an aggregate of consuming units, putting stress increasingly on the natural resources leading to environmental degradation. It argues that the inter-relationship between population and environment is more complex and multi-dimensional.
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    Improving operational competitiveness through firm-level clustering: a case study of the Kwazulu-Natal benchmarking club

    School of Development Studies, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 2000
    The Industrial Restructuring Project (IRP) aims at supporting industrial policy in South Africa at the national, provincial and local levels.Important features:Focuses on critical issues that are impacting on the competitiveness of manufacturing sectors that are under threat from increased international competition and the liberalisation of the South African trade regimeIt is
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    Financing Durban's development: 1970-1998

    School of Development Studies, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 2000
    This paper therefore represents a first attempt at describing and analysing some aspects of Durban's financial scene in the period between 1970-98; it also attempts to come to (at this stage) an impressionistic view of the kinds of development - industrial, commercial and infrastructural - that the local, national and international financial and corporate sectors made possible in this city.The
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    Improving policy analysis and management for poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa: creating an effective learning community

    Eldis Document Store, 2000
    Significant poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa cannot be achieved without strong policy analysis and management capacity both in the public sector and civil society at large.
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    Pakistan economy: external sector crisis

    Institute of Policy Studies, Pakistan, 1997
    This paper though written to address problems posed to the former Nawaz Sharif government [Feb. 1997-Oct. 1999], is still relevant because the external sector crisis that had then gripped the country, has not gone away.
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    Managing public sector reform: the case of health care

    Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 1999
    This article casts doubt on the technical coherence and cogency of the 'Public Management Model' by drawing on vast work that has been undertaken on the British Public Sector in recent years. The article explores two economic models of new public management centred on the economics of regulation and institutional economics on identifying the conflicts vis a vis these models.
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    The debt crisis in the LDCs: a case study of Tanzania

    Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 1998
    This article explores the current indebtedness of LDCs, policies leading to this situation, current economic difficulties arising in LDCs and policy recommendations to deal with this issue.In the mid-1980s the deteriorating financial situation in a number of LDCs reached its climax. The ability of the LDCs to service their debts weakened and most of them failed to honour their outstandings.
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    Aid effectiveness in Tanzania: the case of DANIDA aid

    Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 1996
    This article addresses the challenges posed by the new realities which underpin development aid and assistance, such as decline in aid flows and emphasis on the optimal use of aid.Policy recommendations within this context:Put in place policies and incentives to encourage mobilisation and utilisation of domestic resources (human and capital)Promote self-reliance and encourage
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    Petroleum industry since liberalization

    Institute of Economic Affairs, Kenya, 2000
    This article discusses the incomplete nature of liberalisation of the petroleum industry in Kenya.Concludes that: The shortages in petroleum products that was common before the period of price decontrols are now non existentThe liberalization process has however been incomplete leaving the National Oil Corporation Of Kenya (NOCK) as both national regulator and active participant in
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    Reassessing Kenya's land reform

    Institute of Economic Affairs, Kenya, 2000
    This article discusses issues surrounding land reform in Kenya. As the nature of land reforms is as yet undecided, disparate suggestions and proposals are being considered. These include:Land Ownership Ceilings. There are vast inequalities in land ownership.

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