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    Globalisation and wage inequalities, 1870-1970

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Paper studies the impact of globalisation on wage inequality in eight now-developed countries during the century prior to 1970, using the same dependent variable and methodology as research on the impact of globalisation since 1970. The results suggest that the impact of globalisation was confined largely to the effects of the pre-1914 mass migrations in the United States and Canada.
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    From Lomé to the GSP: Implications for the ACP of Losing Lomé Trade Preferences

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1997
    The EC Commission is proposing that, following the expiry of Lomé IV, those ACP states not classified as least developed be offered the choice of either negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU or having their terms of access to the European market changed to the standard generalised system of preferences (GSP).
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    AIDS Briefs

    US Agency for International Development, 1996
    Papers on how AIDS will affect particular sectors and how to plan for this. Aimed at administrators and managers, providing a set of checklists for integrating HIV/AIDS into their planning processes.Sectors covered (by separate papers) include: Commercial Agriculture; Subsistance Agriculture; Education; Health; Manufacturing; Mining; Tourism; Military Populations
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    Improving the quality of teaching and learning through community participation: achievements, limitations and risks: early lessons from the schooling improvement fund in Ghana

    Department for International Development, UK, 1998
    Paper makes three main points. The first refers to the SIF’s focus on community participation. Despite some early signs of progress in increasing community commitment to school ownership, there are design shortcomings in the scope of participatory activities undertaken and in an appreciation of the practical and institutional barriers to achieving more extensive community empowerment.
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    Living Planet Report 1998

    WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature, 1998
    Presents a quantitative picture of the sate of the world's natural environment and the human pressures upon it. Specifically, it presents WWF's Living Planet Index (LPI), a measure of the change in the health of the world's natural ecosystems since 1970, focusing on the earth's forest, freshwater, and marine biomes as these contain most of the earth's biodiversity.
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    The concept of rangeland carrying capacity in sub-saharan Africa: Myth or reality?

    Pastoral Development Network, ODI, 1990
    Ever since colonial administrators and western trained scientists became involved in sub-Saharan Africa in the early 20th century and were faced with the task of governing countries where livestock production was a major economic enterprise, the proper utilisation of rangelands became a major concern.
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    "If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!": The roots of the East Asian Crisis

    East Asia Crisis Workshop, IDS, 1998
    The primary hypothesis in this paper is that most East Asian economies have been following growth trajectories which involve ever-intensifying competition in external product markets. The financial crisis of 1997-98, whilst clearly having roots in the operations of both global and national financial systems, is in large part a reflection of these long-run growth trajectories.
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    Stabilizing capital flows to developing countries

    East Asia Crisis Workshop, IDS, 1998
    Paper attempts to contribute elements to the on-going important debate on this issue. Explores further the causes of the East Asian crisis, and examines measures for crisis prevention.
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    Green Job Creation in the UK

    Friends of the Earth, 1998
    Aim of the project is to increase awareness of the potential for economic activities that simultaneously protect the environment and create jobs by presenting evidence from member countries of where this is actually happening. This first section provides the context for the project and the following section explains the case study approach taken in the report.
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    The Economic Valuation of Tropical Forest Land Use Options: A Manual for Researchers

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1998
    Manual for researchers in Southeast Asia involved in the economic evaluation of tropical forest land use options. It was developed initially to serve as an aid to Cambodian researchers in the execution of an EEPSEA-financed study of non-timber forest values in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia.

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