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    Nature backtracks over GM maize controversy

    SciDev.Net, 2002
    The journal Nature has disowned a paper that it published last year, which suggested that transgenic DNA from genetically modified (GM) maize had been found in wild varieties of the crop in Mexico. In a statement the journal said that “in the light of the criticisms and advice from referees, Nature has concluded that the evidence available is not sufficient to justify its publication of the ori
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    Territorial Development with Equity - Proposal for the Institutionalisation of a Gender Perspective

    2001
    How do you integrate a gender perspective into government departmental and municipal agendas? This can be done through zonal and communal participatory planning, allowing different groups to be a part of the process of identifying their own needs in relation to their environment.
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    Forest biological diversity: recommendations to the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP6)

    World Conservation Union, 2002
    IUCN document which calls on the Conference of Parties (COP) to move from a research orientated work programme on forest biological diversity towards a more action orientated programme.
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    Adapting to climate change

    Finance and Development, IMF, 2002
    Article examining possible impacts of climate change on developing economies and making suggestions for how countries might develop policies to mitigate ecomomic and fiscal disruption.Among the recommended actions are:When crafting the fiscal stance, governments should take account of their countries' potential vulnerability to economic shocks arising from extreme weather events.gov
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    Relation between burden of disease and randomised evidence in sub-Saharan Africa: survey of research

    British Medical Journal, 2002
    This study evaluates whether the amount of randomised clinical research on various medical conditions is related to the burden of disease and health needs of the local populations in sub-Saharan Africa.
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    Chronic poverty: meanings and analytical frameworks

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2001
    Provides an overview of the meaning of 'chronic poverty', and identifies frameworks for analysing it.In the first section, the major frameworks for conceptualising, defining, explaining, and measuring poverty in its broader sense are reviewed in brief, and related to the study of chronic poverty.
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    Study of the incidence and nature of chronic poverty and development policy in South Africa

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2001
    Aims tosummarise the current state of knowledge about chronic poverty in South Africadescribe the range of existing governmental and civil society initiatives which address chronic povertyidentify challenges to addressing chronic poverty in South Africaidentify themes for further research.To date, there has been only one data set collected in South Africa allowing an in
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    Chronic poverty and disability

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2001
    Disabled people are estimated to make up approximately 10% of any population (WHO) and a higher proportion of those living in chronic poverty. There has recently been a call for more information relating to disability and chronic poverty.
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    Violent conflict, poverty and chronic poverty

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2002
    An overview of the literatures on chronic poverty and conflict, mapping out current policy debates and identify areas for future research.Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, over four million people have been killed in internal and regionalised forms of conflict. It is estimated that one third of the world's population is exposed to armed conflict.
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    Chronic poverty in India: overview study

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2002
    This paper tries to summarise the current state of knowledge about chronic poverty in India and identify the agenda for further research. An overview of the trends in incidence of income poverty in India is provided so as to place chronic poverty in context.It views chronic poverty in terms of severity, extended duration and multidimensional deprivation.

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