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    A.T. Kearney / Foreign Policy Magazine Globalization Index 2002

    Foreign Policy [Journal], 2002
    Index for the year 2000 of the 20 most globalised countries in the World, plus analysis of the globalisation process.
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    Structural adjustment in the name of the poor: the PRSP experience in the Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam

    Focus on the Global South, 2002
    Critique of the PRSP process globally, with commentary on initial experiences in the Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam.The report questions the quantity and quaility of consultation in the 3 countries, highlighting: limited time given to consultationmediation of participation through structures controlled by government and large institutionsGovernment policy was being re-directed to
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    Balancing food security, conservation and ecosystem integrity in East Africa

    Integrated Management and Assessment System, 2000
    This on-line volume is based upon a workbook created for use in workshops held in April 2000 by Randy Boone as part of a training effort under IMAS.The workbook includes many images, and so is presented in sections to ensure file sizes remain reasonable. The document looks at various different software packages aimed at ecosystem modelling.
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    World Development Report 2003: sustainable development in a dynamic economy (draft)

    World Development Report, World Bank, 2002
    This year's WDR looks at how to manage the substantial growth in output and productivity which is predicted for developing countries in the next 50 years.The problem:Key change processes are technological innovation, income growth, demographic change and urban transitions.
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    You can't go home again: pastoralism in the new millennium

    Pastoral Development Network, ODI, 2001
    This document argues that the pastoral economic system is under increasing threat due to a series of factors such as:the increasing globalisation of the trade in livestock products unpredictable import policiesa growing trend for governments to declare large regions protected areas leaving pastoralists marginalised from their own landsThe paper states that the future of p
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    Influencing poverty reduction strategies: a guide

    Oxfam, 2002
    Guide for Oxfam staff and for other organisations concerned with influencing and monitoring national policy making in developing countries to the benefit of the poor.The report: offers a background and introduction to the increasing opportunities for civil society to participate in policy formulation and implementation in low income countries, and in particular the new opportunities c
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    Does local taxation make local government responsive to citizens?

    Governance and Development Review, IDS, 2001
    There is considerable evidence that a significant cause of bad governance, especially in poorer countries, is that states are financed not from the 'earned income' that they derive from taxing their citizens, but rather from the 'unearned income' derived either from large mineral resources or, less significantly, large aid inflows.
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    Natural resource wealth is bad for democracy

    Governance and Development Review, IDS, 2001
    There is growing interest in the idea that bad governance often results when states are financed not from taxing their citizens, but from 'unearned income' derived either from large mineral resources or, less significantly, large aid inflows.The arguments are summarized in Moore (2001).
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    When is deliberative democracy possible?

    Governance and Development Review, IDS, 2001
    It is widely accepted that conventional electoral democracy lacks much of the essence of 'genuine' democratic governance. Citizens hand over decision-making power to a handful of elected representatives, and are rarely engaged in debating and understanding the choices that those representatives make.There is no shortage of normative models of more engaged, participatory governance.
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    Elites oppose the development of political parties [in Russia]

    Governance and Development Review, IDS, 2001
    Political parties are institutionalised when they have an organization that is separate from the personal links of their leaders, and when their elected members form a distinct and coherent group in the legislature. The level of institutionalisation is low in many poor countries. This is an obstacle to effective electoral democracy.

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