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    Risky business: how the World Bank’s insurance arm fails the poor and harms the environment

    Friends of the Earth, 2002
    This report provides basic information about the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)does, and assesses its record of supporting environmentally damaging, developmentally dubious projects. It gives an overview of MIGA’s current activities, membership, funding sources, recent growth, and role within the larger political risk insurance industry.
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    Evaluating programs for HIV/AIDS prevention and care in Developing Countries: handbook for program managers and decision makers

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2001
    Set of tools for a comprehensive and strategic approach to evaluation of programs related to the sexual transmission of HIV. It was developed for a target audience of program managers and decision makers of service delivery programs.The handbook describes the methods needed to answer three simple but important questions: Are we doing the right things? Are we doing them right?
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    Response to AIDS at individual, household and community levels in Thailand

    United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 2002
    Looks at how individuals, families and communities cope with and respond to the challenges presented by HIV/AIDS, particularly outside the much-studied Northern Region. . It begins by briefly reviewing the influence of the on-going social transformation in relation to the AIDS epidemic in Thailand.
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    Trade for life: making trade work for poor people

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    Globalisation and trade should help to bring the world’s rich and poor closer, but evidence shows that quite often the opposite is happening. Is there an alternative that will improve the plight of the poor?
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    The multilateral trading system: a development perspective

    United Nations Development Programme, 2001
    This paper analyses the global governance of trade from a development and developing country perspective with a particular emphasis on its institutional framework. The paper begins by looking at the role of trade and the world trading system in the context of development. It provides an analysis of the historical evolution of the world trading system in the post World War II period.
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    The "state of the debate" on traditional knowledge

    United Nations [UN] Conference on Trade and Development, 2002
    This document summarizes the current "state of the debate" in major intergovernmental forums dealing with traditional knowledge (TK) and access to genetic resources and benefit sharing.
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    Actual and de facto childlessness in East Java: a preliminary analysis

    Oxford Institute of Ageing, 2002
    The limitations of state provision in developing countries have meant that research on elderly welfare has more or less inevitably focussed on support available via family systems. The short answer to the question “What help exists for poor and frail elderly people?” presupposes a simple solution: their children.
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    Missing voices: views of older persons on elder abuse

    Ageing and Life Course (WHO), 2002
    Report of a series of focus group meetings with older people on their perceptions of abuse of older people. These centred on issues of:Neglect: isolation, abandonment and social exclusionViolation: of human, legal and medical rights.
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    Active ageing: a policy framework

    Ageing and Life Course (WHO), 2002
    Outline of a policy strategy for improving the well-being of older people, focusing on improvements in health, participation and security.It targets government decision-makers at all levels, the nongovernmental sector and the private sector, all of whom are responsible for the formulation of policies and programmes on ageing.
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    Abuse of older persons: recognizing and responding to abuse of older persons in a global context

    Second World Assembly on Ageing, 2002, 2002
    The report surveys the issues on abuse of older persons from a global perspective based on studies conducted in the past 20 years. Some studies have been conducted in more developed settings, whereas few studies have been carried out in less developed settings and in countries in social and economic transition.

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