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Paper tiger, hidden dragons: the responsibility of international financial institutions for Indonesian forest destruction, social conflict and the financial crisis of Asia Pulp & PaperFriends of the Earth, 2001This report documents the environmental and social impacts of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), assesses the role of international financial institutions in fuelling APP’s unsustainable and damaging operations and examines the link between this unsustainable practice and APP's financial crisis.Financial institutions should acknowledge that it is far more than the financial failure of APP that proves thaDocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2000The references are arranged by the following subject areas:general textsagricultural development and food securitybiodiversity and the environmentIPRs and biotechnologyIPRs, media and information technologyhuman rightsbusiness and industrial developmentthe knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous peoples and local communitiespublic educationpubDocumentSustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 2001Articles in this edition develop several areas and introduce specific experiences relating to land reform. The main thread running through the articles is that of change; how we can help to understand what change means and how it can be managed.DocumentSustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 1999Paper addresses the following concerns:rural women have limited access to and control of landmost agrarian reforms and legislation that directly or indirectly regulate access to land discriminate against womenthe establishment of legal frameworks with a gender perspective and the elimination of cultural and institutional factors that prevent the recognition of women as producers arDocumentSave the Children Fund, 2001Report looks at how the AIDS epidemic is affecting children and young people, what is being done to address the consequences of the epidemic, and possible ways forwardPaper addresses the UN Declaration of Commitment to combatting HIV/AIDS, and makes recommendations, specifically regarding the following issues:comprehensive responses to the epidemicincreased prevention efforts, especDocumentSave the Children Fund, 2001Paper asks: to what extent can new forms of international co-operation in the field of health, so-called public private partnerships, meet children's rights?DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001The paper discusses i) the costs and benefits to be expected by least-developed and low-income ('vulnerable') economies if they accede to the WTO ii) the impact of current debates about WTO reform on vulnerable economies iii) measures to make it easier for vulnerable economies to accede to and actively participate in the WTO.This paper first reviews the status of vulnerable economies vis-à-visDocument
Small states in a global economy: the role of institutions in managing vulnerability and opportunity in small developing countriesWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001Paper examines various hypotheses about the reasons for the development performance of small developing countries in the 1960-98 period. It also examines a subgroup of countries that share the same medium-high rank in the Commonwealth Secretariat's 'Composite Vulnerability Index'.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001Botswana and Zimbabwe represent two cases of differential access to the world economy, Botswana has prospered while Zimbabwe has fallen into a deep crisis.Document
The challenges posed by globalization for economic liberalization in two Asian transitional countries: Laos and VietnamWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001Paper examines the impact of globalisation on two transitional economies in Asia. Both countries have undergone a radical economic reform process over the past decade, assisted by increases in external trade flows, foreign investment activity, and external assistance.