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    Conflict and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa: an assessment of the issues and evidence

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2001
    Armed conflict is arguably now the single most important determinant of poverty in Africa; certainly of the concentrated forms of poverty that develop when populations are displaced, livelihoods vanish and safety networks break down.
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    Obstacles to expanding intra-African trade

    OECD Development Centre, 2001
    Analyses the determinants of intra-African trade (IAT) to assess the potential obstacles to greater sub-regional trade.Finds that infrastructure, particularly poor telecommunication networks and weak transport communications, is a crucial factor hindering intra-Africa trade (IAT)sound economic policies, such as the adoption of Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAP) and good exchange-rat
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    The International Development Goals: strengthening commitments and measuring progress

    PovertyNet, World Bank, 2001
    Contains new estimates of global income poverty in 1998, new income poverty projections for the year 2015, and new information on income poverty and social indicators by region and country.The numbers show little progress in reducing income poverty over the last decade—impressive gains were made in East Asia before the crisis hit, but have been partly reversed, and little if any progress took
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    Globalization and the growth of think tanks

    McGann Associates, 2001
    The article emphasises the remarkable proliferation of think tanks. This proliferation has been propelled by many factors. These include:Growing demand for information and analysis. In an increasingly complex, interdependent and information-rich world, governments and individual policy makers face the common problem of bringing expert knowledge to bear in governmental decision making.
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    New Institutional theory, institutional reform and poverty reduction

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2000
    Argues that the political underdevelopment that is characteristic of much of the ‘South’ largely results from the ways in which states have been created and political authority shaped through interactions with the wealthier ‘core’ countries in the context of global economic and political systems. Politically underdeveloped states are too independent of their own citizens.
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    Exporting corruption: privatisation, multinationals and bribery

    The Corner House, UK, 2000
    Deals with the globalisation of corruption. The article suggests that if corruption is growing throughout the world, it is largely a result of the rapid privatisation (and associated practices of contracting-out and concessions) of public enterprises worldwide.
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    Growth, income distribution, and poverty: a review

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This paper reviews recent research dealing with the relationships between economic growth, income distribution, and poverty. The paper finds that:there is not a systematic pattern of change in income distribution during recent decadesthere is no systematic link from fast growth to increasing inequalityvarious factors have contributed to the process of poverty elimination.
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    Understanding and managing pastoral conflict in Kenya

    Environment Team, IDS Sussex, 2001
    This literature review explores the range of writings available concerning pastoral conflict in northern Kenya. It argues that that conflict has grown rapidly in Africa in the least three decades, and pastoral areas are among the most vulnerable. For this reason, there is an urgent need for a stocktaking of contemporary analysis of conflict.
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    Education provision to nomadic pastoralists: a literature review

    Environment Team, IDS Sussex, 2001
    This literature review explores issues relating to education provision to nomadic pastoralists. Pastoralists are often considered to be educational 'failures' (in terms of enrolment, attendance, classroom performance etc). Despite this, pastoralists manifest high levels of specialisation and sophistication within the diverse activities they engage in as pastoralists.
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    Eliminating world poverty: a challenge for the 21st century

    Department for International Development, UK, 1997
    There are two key elements which need to be in place if the fight to eliminate poverty is to succeed. First, a clear set of internationally agreed policies and principles which promote sustainable development and encourage environmental conservation is needed, and second, the political will to address the problems of international development in both poorer and richer countries.

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