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    The new economy: beyond the hype

    OECD Development Centre, 2001
    Explores the causes of differences in growth performance in the OECD area, in particular the acceleration of trend growth in the United States and a few other OECD economies over the past decade. It looks beyond the business cycle and asks what structural shifts, if any, have taken place in growth patterns in OECD economies in recent years.
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    Who gains from producer rents as the coffee market becomes more differentiated?: a value chain analysis

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2001
    This paper applies value chain analysis to an agricultural “commodity” which is in the process of significant change in final product markets.
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    Former Soviet Union: U.S. rule of law assistance has had limited impact

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2001
    This article explores the U.S.
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    The value of water: political ecology and water reform in southern Africa

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2000
    This article explores water reforms in Southern Africa in general and in Zimbabwe in particular.
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    A rough guide to PPAs: an introduction to theory and practice

    Overseas Development Institute, 2001
    This article takes a critical look at participatory poverty assessment (PPA) as a methodology and investigates the use of this methodology in various case-studies.The article:summarises key findings from recent experienceprovides guidance on appraising at the country level whether a PPA might make a useful contribution to improving the effectiveness of poverty reduction policypr
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    Desk study of good practice in the development of PRSP indicators and monitoring systems: initial review of PRSP documentation

    Overseas Development Institute, 2001
    This report reflects the first stage of a desk study of good practice in the development of PRSP indicators and monitoring systems.The article focuses on five main areas that are of potential importance in PRSP monitoring:input monitoring (budget reforms and expenditure tracking)timely monitoring of implementation processes (by established and innovative means)measurement of pov
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    Making a difference?: gender and participatory development

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2001
    This paper emphasises that there is a need to rethink 'gender' and associated issues of power and powerlessness that are central to both Gender and Development (GAD) and participatory development.This article indicates that:as the development mainstream takes on some of the practices of participatory development, feminist concerns about representation, agency and voice become ever more
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    Practitioners' critical reflections on PRA and participation in Nepal

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2001
    This paper discusses the notions of practitioners of PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) in Nepal. The paper explores the history of PRA, the challenges facing PRA practice and participation.The article contextualises the advent of PRA into Nepali development practices.
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    Disability, poverty and development

    Department for International Development, UK, 2000
    Assesses the significance of disability as a key development issue, and its importance in relation to poverty, human rights, and the achievement of internationally agreed development targets.
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    Damage schedules for Thai coastal areas: an alternative approach to assessing environmental values

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1998
    This study is an empirical test of the possibility of developing meaningful scales of relative importance that could be used to construct the damage schedules. The study aims at investigating people’s ability in providing consistent judgements about the importance of resource losses and activities in consideration.

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