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    Improving Girls' Education in Guatemala

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1999
    Evaluation of USAID project. Demonstrated that improving educational quality is the best approach to enhancing girls’ participation. With Agency support, private sector actors improved scholarship programs and gave visibility to the issue of girls’ education. But strategic flaws and incomplete implemenation limited the impact of USAID investments.
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    More, But Not Yet Better: An Evaluation of USAID’s Programs and Policies To Improve Girls’ Education

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1999
    Report based on five field studies in Guatemala, Guinea, Malawi, Nepal, and Pakistan, a country desk study (Egypt), issue-oriented research on Bolivia and Thailand, and a literature review.Five questions guided the entire project and each country evaluation:What are the best ways to get girls into schools? How can the quality of girls’ education be improved?
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    The Role of International Investment in Development, Corporate Responsibilities and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Conference report

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1999
    Papers from Sept 1999 conference covering corporat responsibility, social accounting, foreign investment, and codes of conduct. Considered in the context of the OECD guidelines on corporate responibility
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    Social exclusion: towards an holistic understanding of deprivation

    Department for International Development, UK, 1999
    Paper makes a strong plea for the use of the concept of social exclusion. This is not because the concept describes a new reality, or because it is the only appropriate or a radically innovative concept to describe deprivation.
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    Communications and development: a practical guide

    Department for International Development, UK, 1999
    Practical guide to use of communications media in development programmes (written with DFID programmes in mind).
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    Health and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1999
    Poverty and ill health are intimately linked, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where public health services are severely strained.
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    Measuring Microcredit Delinquency: Ratios can be Harmful to Your Health

    Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1999
    Paper discusses monitoring methods for micro-credit instititions, particulary in relation to loan repaymentA misapplied credit portfolio quality measure often conceals a repayment crisis from micro-finance managers, sometimes to the point where it has become too late to fix the problem.Any delinquency or recovery percentage is a ratio—the result of dividing some numerator on the top of the
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    The Recent Experience with Capital Flows to Emerging Market Economies

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1999
    This paper summarises key points of the recent extensive discussion of the factors behind the volatility of cross-border capital flows in emerging market countries and possible corrective measures.
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    Deciphering Codes of Corporate Conduct: A Review of their Contents

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1999
    Public concerns about globalisation are growing. Many firms are trying to respond to these concerns, often by issuing statements of ethics or values that cover various facets of corporate conduct. This working paper concentrates on the relevance of the aspirations and commitments set forth in corporate codes in addressing public concerns, focusing in some detail on how these issues are addressed.
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    Southeast Asia: the role of FDI policies in development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1999
    This study, published in April 1999, looks at the role of foreign direct investment in the development of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. It examines the influence of host country policies towards FDI on the level of foreign investment and, more importantly, the interface between such policies and the benefits to the local economy.

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