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    A rough guide to PPAs: an introduction to theory and practice

    Overseas Development Institute, 2001
    This article takes a critical look at participatory poverty assessment (PPA) as a methodology and investigates the use of this methodology in various case-studies.The article:summarises key findings from recent experienceprovides guidance on appraising at the country level whether a PPA might make a useful contribution to improving the effectiveness of poverty reduction policypr
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    Desk study of good practice in the development of PRSP indicators and monitoring systems: initial review of PRSP documentation

    Overseas Development Institute, 2001
    This report reflects the first stage of a desk study of good practice in the development of PRSP indicators and monitoring systems.The article focuses on five main areas that are of potential importance in PRSP monitoring:input monitoring (budget reforms and expenditure tracking)timely monitoring of implementation processes (by established and innovative means)measurement of pov
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    Making a difference?: gender and participatory development

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2001
    This paper emphasises that there is a need to rethink 'gender' and associated issues of power and powerlessness that are central to both Gender and Development (GAD) and participatory development.This article indicates that:as the development mainstream takes on some of the practices of participatory development, feminist concerns about representation, agency and voice become ever more
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    Practitioners' critical reflections on PRA and participation in Nepal

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2001
    This paper discusses the notions of practitioners of PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) in Nepal. The paper explores the history of PRA, the challenges facing PRA practice and participation.The article contextualises the advent of PRA into Nepali development practices.
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    Disability, poverty and development

    Department for International Development, UK, 2000
    Assesses the significance of disability as a key development issue, and its importance in relation to poverty, human rights, and the achievement of internationally agreed development targets.
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    Damage schedules for Thai coastal areas: an alternative approach to assessing environmental values

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1998
    This study is an empirical test of the possibility of developing meaningful scales of relative importance that could be used to construct the damage schedules. The study aims at investigating people’s ability in providing consistent judgements about the importance of resource losses and activities in consideration.
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    Economic and health consequences of pesticide use in paddy production in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1999
    Paddy productivity and variable factors efficiency were calculated based on a farm survey. Logit regression was employed to relate econometrically a set of farmer characteristics to indicators of pesticide exposure to identify types of health impairments that may be attributed to prolonged pesticide use.
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    Opportunities and constraints of organic agriculture: a socio-ecological analysis

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2000
    This article explores the opportunities and constraints associated with sustainable, organic agriculture. The focus of its investigation lies in exploring the social and institutional dimensions of such agricultural techniques.Protecting soils and enhancing their fertility (land stewardship) implies ensuring productive capacity for future generations.
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    Genetically modified organisms, consumers, food safety and the environment

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001
    This article deals with ethical issues relating to Genetically Modified Organisms, biotechnology and food security.The article outlines the ethical issues involved in this area as being about:food safety: The foundation of consumers' concern about GMOs is food safety.
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    Potential uses of food aid to support HIV/AIDS mitigation activities in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2000
    This article looks at ways of using food aid as an intervention to mitigate the impacts of HIV/AIDS.

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