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    Management Information Systems for Microfinance Institutions

    Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1998
    Address common pitfalls in MIS design by targeting the two key audiences involved in an MIS-information users and systems developers.
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    Cost Allocation For Multi-service Micro-finance Institutions

    Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1998
    Presents a series of questions MFI managers should ask themselves about allocating costs and assets among costs centers. Using examples from the field and a hypothetical case called Microfem, the paper explores alternative answers to these questions and considers the implications of cost allocation for the financial statements of multi-service MFIs using a non-integrated approach.
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    Illicit Drugs: Social Impacts and Policy Responses

    United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 1994
    This paper examines the social consequences of illicit drug production, trafficking and consumption, as well as the factors contributing to the global drug problem. In the light of this analysis, it considers the potential and limitations of the various possible policy responses — both those strategies already attempted and those that have as yet only been proposed.
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    Policy Dialogue and Gendered Development: Institutional and Ideological Constraint

    United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 1997
    The concept of policy dialogue has gained increasing currency in recent years as a mechanism for promoting equitable, violence-free and sustainable development. Yet despite its wide usage — by international agencies and governments — the concept of policy dialogue has escaped sustained analytical scrutiny.
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    The Indonesian Fires and Haze of 1997: The Economic Toll

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1998
    This report presents new estimates for fire damage, combining them with a summary of haze damages from the earlier report, to assess total losses.
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    How to protect developing countries from volatility of capital flows?

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Iimportant changes need to be made in the international monetary system as a whole – and in recipient country policies – to avoid costly crises, as well as to manage them better if they do occur.
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    The East Asian Currency Crisis: A Survey of the Debate on its Causes and Possible Solutions

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    This survey looks into various explanations advanced for the international and national causes of the crisis, then looks into different approaches to crisis management and preventionIn spite of all the uncertainty surrounding the topic there are some general conclusions one can draw from events so far.
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    How CGAP Member Donors Fund Micro-finance Institutions

    Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1999
    This FOCUS Note emanated from CGAP's Secretariat fielding the same questions from numerous micro-finance practitioners world wide: "How do the Member Donors of CGAP fund micro-finance institutions?
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    State-owned Development Banks in Micro-finance

    Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1997
    This note seeks to inform policymakers and other government officials about the process of transformation of the Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) unit desa (or village banking) system, and identify key factors that led to the birth of a successful micro-finance institution.
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    Key Findings from Qualitative and Quantitative Research Among the Public and Opinion Leaders [on attitudes to development policy / development aid]: summary

    Department for International Development, UK, 1996
    The objcetives of the consultation process which is reported on were: To explore existing attitudes and prejudices to Britain's overseas development programme To understand how language and communications relating to international development currently work, and might be improved To pre-test new concepts and identify approaches that achieve real domestic resonance

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