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    Achieving Schooling For All: Budgetary Expenditures on Education in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Analyses 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.
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    Linkages between government spending, growth, and poverty in Rural India

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 1999
    Investigates 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.
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    Managing assistance in support of political and electoral processes

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2000
    Practical 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.
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    Famine in the Twentieth Century

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2000
    Aims 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.
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    IT in Swedish development cooperation: suggestions for ways of including the low-income countries

    Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 1999
    Document 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.
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    Trade Liberalisation and Poverty

    Overseas Development Institute, 1999
    Increasing 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.
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    Social funds in stabilization and adjustment programmes

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 1999
    Social Funds (SFs) have proven to be no panacea.
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    Economic Theories of the Household: A Critical Review

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 1999
    The 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.
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    Global science, global policy: local to global policy processes for soils management in Africa

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2000
    The 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.
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    Participatory environmental policy processes: experiences from North and South

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2000
    There 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.

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