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    Rethinking international intellectual property

    Center for Advanced Research and Study on Intellectual Property, 2001
    Proceedings of the 2000 High Technology Summit Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle.This CASRIP sypmosium publication gives access to a range of articles and presentations on each of the following issues:Extraterritorial enforcementThe doctrine of equivalents and prosecution history estoppelThe WTO and IPRs: Biodiversty and developing countriesRethinking the
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    Women's Economic Agenda in the 21st Century

    International Gender and Trade Network, 2001
    The United Nations (UN) has been a catalyst for the emergence of the global women's movement however UN conference documents are flawed because they are negotiated in the self-interest of nation states; therefore the women's agenda is always in danger of co-option.
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    Trade, Sustainable Development and Gender: papers presented in support of the themes discussed at the Pre-UNCTAD X Expert Workshop on Trade, Sustainable Development and Gender, 12-13 July, 1999, Geneva, Switzerland

    Forum News, 1999
    The Pre-UNCTAD Expert Workshop on Trade, Sustainable Development and Gender focused on the role of employment in the eradication of poverty and on women's empowerment. UNCTAD has always been concerned with examining patterns of trade with a view to assessing its contribution to development.
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    Female Employment Under Export-propelled Industrialization: Prospects for Internalizing Global Opportunities in Bangladesh's Apparel Sector

    Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 1999
    Women entering the industrial labour force in Bangladesh generally find themselves in low paid, low skilled jobs. In fact this paper argues that the success of the country's export-oriented industry is built on a large supply of cheap and flexible female labour.
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    The Gender Dimension of Economic Transition in Mongolia

    2000
    To study economic transition in Mongolia, the authors of this article introduce a macro-economic model that incorporates both the productive and reproductive economies thereby making it possible to link economic objectives with social development ones.
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    LDCs in a Globalizing World: a Strategy for Gender Balanced Sustainable Development

    Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 1999
    Market liberalisation has led to the pricing of natural resources on which women often depend, increased health risk due to increased responsibilities and worsening food security problems.
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    New strategies, old loan conditions: the case of Uganda

    Bretton Woods Project, 2002
    Based on secondary materials and interviews with leading officials within the Government of Uganda, bi-lateral and multi-lateral institutions and civil society organizations in Uganda and Washington DC over 2001, this study presents evidence that crucial policy prescriptions within the PRSC and PRGF may impair Uganda’s ability to effectively realize its antipoverty and growth goals.Uganda's Pov
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    The unremarkable record of liberalized trade

    Economic Policy Institute, USA, 2001
    The paper presents evidence suggesting that reductions in poverty and income inequality remain elusive in most parts of the world despite trade liberalisation and infact greater integration of deregulated trade and capital flows over the last two decades has likely undermined efforts to raise living standards for the world’s poor.The paper argues that:unregulated capital and trade flows
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    Hazardous to health: the World Bank and IMF in Africa: Africa Action position paper

    Africa Action, 2002
    This opinion piece from Africa Action proposes that the free market fundamentalism of the World Bank and IMF has had a disastrous impact on Africa's health and that the all-out pursuit of market-led growth has undermined health and health care in African countries forcing governments to sacrifice social needs to meet macroeconomic goals.The author argues that the World Bank / IMF approach is fl
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    Schooling opportunities for girls as a stimulus for fertility change in rural Pakistan

    Population Council, USA, 2000
    This paper tests Caldwell’s mass schooling hypothesis that the onset of the fertility transition is closely linked to the achievement of “mass formal schooling” of boys and girls. Punjab and North-west Frontier Province (NWFP) were selected for this study because they appear to be on the leading edge of the demographic transition as suggested by rapid recent increases in contraceptive practice.

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