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    Governance of the World Bank

    Gapresearch.org, IDS, 2002
    Looks at the governance structure of the Bank, the evolution of the share position and voting rights of member countries and at how countries are represented through constituencies and on the Bank Board.It also looks at the relationship of the Bank with the other Multilateral Development Banks and the IMF, and compares the governance structures of the various institutions.It concludes by o
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    Why do firms improve their environmental performance?

    Governance and Development Review, IDS, 2002
    There are growing concerns that globalisation undermines the capacity of states to regulate the environmental impact of firms' activities. Conflicting claims have been made about the emergence of 'pollution havens.' Is there a 'race-to-the-bottom', as governments drop environmental standards as they compete to attract mobile investors?
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    Regional poverty information and its measurement

    Southern African Regional Poverty Network, 2001
    Explores the issue of poverty measurement in selected countries in the Southern African region, considering data availability, data requirements and the capacity of statistical bodies to collect and analyse information. The discussion is arranged by country and institution.Concludes that:The availability and quality of poverty data varies considerably across Southern African countries.
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    Limitations of grassroot organisations

    Governance and Development Review, IDS, 2002
    A recent review has focused on how authority and control are exercised within civil society institutions and between civil society and the state.
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    When do the rich willingly pay income tax?

    Governance and Development Review, IDS, 2002
    Brazil and South Africa have much in common. In particular, they are both large middle income countries with very high levels of income inequality where whites historically have dominated over blacks.They differ markedly in terms of the significance of income tax. Relatively little income tax is collected in Brazil (4% of GDP).
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    Local governance for poverty reduction in Africa

    Global March Against Child Labour, 2002
    Concept paper for the Fifth Africa Governance Forum Maputo, Mozambique, 23-25 May 2002The paper argues for decentralization as an important first step in creating regular, predictable opportunities for citizen-state interaction, despite its limited application and success record in Africa.
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    Zimbabwe: land reform and resettlement: assessment and suggested framework for the future

    UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, 2002
    Interim report on progress with Zimbabwe's fast track programme of land reform, with recommendations on future policy.Recommendations include: Moratorium on changes in existing laws and regulations until a comprehensive land policy can be developedA major effort is required to promote the improvement and growth of agricultural production and service linkages between industry and ag
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    Older people, children and the HIV/AIDS nexus: the African situation

    Ageing and Life Course (WHO), 2000
    Outline of a WHO project to produce evidence on the problem and facilitate grass roots and macro-level partnerships that would ensure the support of older people as assets in all areas of care related to HIV/ AIDS.
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    Parents providing care to adult sons and daughters with HIV/AIDS in Thailand

    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 2001
    This report is a qualitative analysis of the circumstances and consequences of parental caregiving to adult children with AIDS in Thailand based on open-ended interviews, primarily with parents of adult children who died of AIDS.The results reveal the circumstances that lead to parental caregiving, the tasks involved and the stress they created, how parents coped with this stress, and the conse
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    Education, incomes and poverty in Uganda in the 1990s

    Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade, Nottingham, 2002
    Looks at the relationship between poverty and education in Uganda in the 1990s. It shows how growth in living standards and poverty reduction during that period was fastest for more educated households. Income growth at the household level is disaggregated into earnings growth from three kinds of activity: farming, non-agricultural self-employment and wage employment.

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