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    Are they being served? Service sector reform and the WTO in Southern Africa

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2001
    Regulation of the service sector in South Africa can act as a break on economic growth. The WTO can perhaps act as a catalyst for faster liberalisation of service sectors but there can be no substitute for domestically-driven reform. Faster reform could have positive knock-on effects for the rest of the economy but research is needed to inform this process.
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    If it’s good for the region it’s good for the nation. What can regional public goods do for Africa?

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2001
    Africa, it is noted, puts in a 'disappointing' economic performance as a continent, and yet aid is provided on an individual country by country basis. Regional partnership within Africa is thus discouraged. Should aid be a one-way gift to individual countries?
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    Hidden agenda: is multilateral aid protecting the environment?

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2001
    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is the newest addition to the Bretton Woods family of international financial institutions. GEF has for a decade supported the implementation of the United Nations (UN) conventions to limit climate change and protect biodiversity by financing selected groups in eligible countries.
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    Healthcare reform in Tamil Nadu. Strengthening the government's role

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2001
    India is often represented as an over-regulated economy. Yet government has played a very limited role in the social services and in healthcare in particular.
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    Credit where credit's due: can't micro-loans do more for India's poor?

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2001
    Have micro-credit programmes succeeded in meeting the needs of the poor? Are non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as aid charities or private credit unions, better than governments at reducing poverty by bankrolling grassroots enterprise?
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    Gender and Conflict in Sierra Leone

    Conciliation Resources, 1997
    The burden of preserving the social order during conflicts often weighs on women. Women as survivors of war have special needs and perspectives that must be taken into account and incorporated into mechanisms of post-conflict reconstruction and peace-building.
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    Prevention is better than cure. Tackling cardiovascular disease in the Seychelles

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2001
    The Republic of Seychelles in the Indian Ocean has developed rapidly over the last 30 years, partly due to booming tourism. GDP per capita increased in real terms from $2927 in 1980 to $5731 in 1999. In that time, infectious diseases have been tamed and infant mortality has dropped from 50 to 10 per 1000 live births.
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    Construyendo capital social comunitario: una experiencia de empoderamiento rural en Guatemala

    Department for International Development, UK, 1999
    El documento presenta la experiencia de desarrollo de capital social realizada en el contexto de un proyecto de antipobreza PROZACHI con comunidades campesinas de Chiquimula, Guatemala.El término capital social hace referencia a las normas, instituciones y organizaciones que promueven la confianza y la cooperación entre las personas, en las comunidades y en la sociedad en su conjunto.
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    Biodiversidad y recursos geneticos: la biotecnología para la conservación y el uso sostenible de los recursos fitogenéticos andinos subexplotados

    Food and Agricultural Organisation Región Latino América y el Caribe, 2000
    El artículo resume los principales parámetros y características de 13 cultivos seleccionados incluyendo el estado de arte en biotecnología vegetal en los Países Andinos y sus principales aplicaciones también analiza las perspectivas y el impacto futuro de la biotecnología para la conservación y desarrollo de cultivos alimenticios.Biotecnologías avanzadas tales como cultivo celular y cultivo de
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    El rol de la agricultura centrada en personas en el desarrollo rural en el Este del Paraguay

    Red Internacional de Métodos de Investigación de Sistemas de Producción, 2000
    En las áreas rurales de Paraguay, como en las de muchos otros países sub-desarrollados, la sanidad productiva del medio ambiente está directamente ligada a las actividades de los habitantes locales.Los proyectos de desarrollo en las áreas rurales que intentan proteger y mejorar el estado del medio ambiente, requieren una alianza con la gente que necesitan los recursos naturales para sobrevivir.

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