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    What drives tropical deforestation?: a meta-analysis of proximate and underlying causes of deforestation based on subnational case study evidence

    Land Use and Land Cover Change Project, 2001
    Using the framework of the Land Use and Cover Change (LUCC) Science/Research Plan this study takes 152 studies of deforestation in different regions of varying size from around the tropics and analyses them to assess how important different causes of deforestation really are.
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    How does the proposed level of foreign economic aid under the Bush budget [2002] compare with historical levels?: and what would be the effects of Bush's new "Millennium Challenge Account"

    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, USA, 2002
    Examines the trends in U.S. non-military aid to other countries and how the Administration's proposed budget for fiscal year 2003 would affect those trends.The analysis examines three standards for measuring aid over time: aid as a percentage of total government outlays, aid as a percentage of the economy, and aid in inflation-adjusted terms.
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    Rural-urban migration in Bolivia: advantages and disadvantages

    Instituto de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas, Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz, Bolivia, 2002
    This paper examines rural-urban migration in Bolivia. Its central argument is that the negative effects of rural-urban migration are significantly smaller in Bolivia than in other Latin American countries and that the benefits are potentially large.The paper examines the impact of Bolivia's geography, history and population on urban-rural migration.
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    Agriculture in Developing Countries and the WTO

    Solagral, 2002
    A collection of 11 papers from Solagral covering a range of issues relating to WTO and bilateral agreements on trade of agricultural products between developed and developing countries up to, but not including, the Doha Ministerial.
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    Making markets work for forest communities

    Future Harvest, 2002
    Policy briefing which argues that there is an inextricable link between the futures of the world’s forests and millions of the world’s poorest people and lays out strategies to improve the contributions of forest markets to local livelihoods.The report describes several opportunities for local forest producers:Developing countries' domestic wood demand is growing more rapidly than that
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    Developing countries and international IP standard-setting

    Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, 2002
    The report examines the extent to which developing countries influence outcomes in the international intellectual property standard-setting process. To achieve this the author uses the analytical framework developed by Braithwaite and Drahos in Global Business Regulation (GBR). It concludes that developing countries have comparatively little influence.
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    Access to genetic resources, gene-based inventions and agriculture: study paper 3a

    Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, 2002
    Background briefing covering 4 issues areas relating to intellectual property rights and plant genetic resources and making recommendations for future policy making. The issues and recommendations are as follows:1.
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    Access to genetic resources, gene-based inventions and agriculture: study paper 3b

    Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, 2002
    This report addresses policy options for developing countries in implementing legislation dealing with plant variety rights, farmers’ rights and bioprospecting in the context of the following key issues: The link between Article 27.3(b) of TRIPS and development - The concerns of developing countries over the tension between the development and technology transfer objectives of the TRIPS A
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    WTO TRIPS agreement and its implications for access to medicines in developing countries

    Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, 2002
    This detailed issue briefing examines TRIPS in light of the Doha Declaration which mandates that TRIPS be interpreted in a manner that supports public health interests and promotes access to medicines.The study accepts the consensus of experts that developing countries should make use of policy options such as compulsory licensing and parallel importation to increase the supply of low-price med
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    Grants: a better way to deliver aid

    International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, US Congress (Meltzer Commission), 2002
    The World Bank should move toward providing international development aid in the form of performance-based grants instead of loans. Performance-based grants would cost the same as traditional loans but they would deliver more benefits to the global poor.

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