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    State-owned Development Banks in Micro-finance

    Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1997
    This note seeks to inform policymakers and other government officials about the process of transformation of the Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) unit desa (or village banking) system, and identify key factors that led to the birth of a successful micro-finance institution.
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    Key Findings from Qualitative and Quantitative Research Among the Public and Opinion Leaders [on attitudes to development policy / development aid]: summary

    Department for International Development, UK, 1996
    The objcetives of the consultation process which is reported on were: To explore existing attitudes and prejudices to Britain's overseas development programme To understand how language and communications relating to international development currently work, and might be improved To pre-test new concepts and identify approaches that achieve real domestic resonance
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    Agricultural Statistics and Environmental Issues

    Faostat, FAO, 1996
    Addresses particular environmental concerns in the context of the agricultural data which the FAO's Statistics Division compiles. Furthermore, it brings out clearly the importance of a strong statistical foundation on which to formulate and study a number of environmental concerns of the next century. [author]
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    A provisional world climate resources inventory based on the length-of-growing-period concept

    Soil Resources, Management and Conservation Service,, FAO, 1998
    The length of the available growing period (LGP) concept, was developed by FAO in the late seventies to quantify the period when temperature and moisture conditions are such to allow crop growth. FAO applied it in an agroecological inventory and rainfed crop suitability evaluation in the tropics and subtropics. This method is expanded here to take into account temperate and colder conditions.
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    Terminology for Integrated Resources Planning and Management

    Soil Resources, Management and Conservation Service,, FAO, 1998
    To achieve an integrated approach to the planning and management of land resources, cooperation among experts from the disciplines involved and integration of the respective results are required in order to identify and evaluate all biophysical, socio-economic and legal attributes of the land. The glossary aims to contribute to the development of a common technical language.
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    The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Production of Agricultural Commodities and Related Fertilizer Use to 2000

    Land and Plant Nutrition Management Service, FAO, 1997
    The FAO's World Food Model (WFM) was used to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the impact of trade liberalization on the use of fertilizer. The WFM is a multicommodity, partial equilibrium model with individual country coverage and agricultural commodity details. The simulation results of WFM formed the basis for quantifying the impact of the Uruguay Rounds on the use of fertilizer.
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    Implementing the 20/20 initiative

    United Nations Children's Fund, 1997
    During the first half of the 1990s, goals and targets for infant mortality, child malnutrition, adult literacy and other social indicators were set at landmark world summits and global conferences.
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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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