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    Globalization and the island economies of the South Pacific

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This paper examines the impact of increasing integration of the island economies of the South Pacific into expanding international markets, particularly that of Fiji and the Solomon Islands. The paper empirically tests how capital flows (i.e. FDI, aid flows) savings, trade (exports, and imports) affect growth.
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    Paradise is a bazaar?: greed, creed, grievance and governance

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This study examines the relative merits of grievance-based explanations of civil conflict that stress 'Malthusian crises', and 'creed-related,' civilizational clashes against competing propositions of greed- and governance-related explanations.The results from maximum-likelihood analyses on approximately 139 countries over the entire post-Cold War period find little support for Malthusian propo
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    The politics of revenue sharing in resource-dependent states

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This study reviews the institutional structures that guide the allocation export revenue in developing countries, that are heavily dependent on a few natural resource exports.Paper suggests that conflict around natural resources is largely determined by two issues. First, how uncertain is the distribution of revenue from natural resource exports.
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    Voices of the poor

    PovertyNet, World Bank, 1999
    Also known as Consultations With The Poor, the report looks at poor people's definition of what comprises a good life, and the role of poverty.
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    Recording and using indigenous knowledge: A manual

    International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, 1999
    Indigenous knowledge (IK) is a valuable resource for development. Under certain circumstances it can be equal to or even be superior to the know- how introduced by outsiders. Development efforts should therefore consider IK and use it to best advantage. Although more and more development professionals have come to realize the potential of IK, it remains a neglected resource.
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    IDS Research

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1999
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    WTO: Understanding the Development Angle [Trade and Development Background Briefings]

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1999
    Series of 10 short background papers, each on a different aspect of the WTO agenda and describing how developing countries may be affected by different outcomes, and what preparations they need to make to participate effectively. Developing countries have joined the WTO in large numbers, in the expectation that its objectives of rule-based liberal trade will foster development.
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    Africa's growth tragedy : a retrospective, 1960 - 89

    Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank, 1995
    Problems associated with Sub Saharan Africa's slow growth are low school attainment, political instability, poorly developed financial systems, large blackmarket exchange rate premia, large government deficits, and inadequate infrastructure. Improving policies alone boosts growth substantially.
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    The new IMF focus on poverty: are hopes warranted?

    World Economy, Ecology and Development, 2000
    This article finds that: the concern for the poor in Third World countries shown by the IMF is primarily a response to criticism of its policy recommendations, which has grown increasingly louder over the past years combined with its meager success in improving growth, the IMF has been criticized even by former World Bank chief economist Joseph Stiglitz for sticking to it
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    Understanding European Community Aid (Inventory):Aid Policies, Management and Distribution Explained

    European Commission Directorate-General for Development, 1997
    Description of European Community Aid programmes: their structure, volume, sectoral orientation, geographical distribution.

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