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    Community Forestry in Cameroon [forestry taxation, community wildlife management, tourism, sustainable logging, decentralisation, poverty alleviation]

    Policy and Environment Programme, ODI, 2001
    Collection which takes as its theme the many and important values which can be derived from community involvement in forest management in the humid tropics, focussing on one of the major timber producers of the tropical world – the West African country of Cameroon.
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    Distributional impact of community forestry: who is benefiting from Nepal's community forests?

    NepalNet, 2001
    Examines the distributional impact of community forest management on three economic groups (rich, medium and poor) in two selected forest user groups in the Koshi Hills of Nepal with the objective of assessing the costs and benefits of community forest management processes.
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    Managing forests as common property

    Forestry Department, FAO, 1998
    This comprehensive study brings together available information about the role of common property as a system of governance and its current relevance to forest management and use.A review of indigenous common property systems that have disappeared or survived, together with an examination of the experiences of selected contemporary collective management programmes in different countries, reveals
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    Chronic poverty and older people in the developing world

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2002
    The paper explores the relationship between old age and chronic poverty in the developing world, and the implications of this for achieving global targets for poverty reduction.For the majority of the world's older people, the meaning of old age is not a chronological definition but the changing roles accompanying physical change and reduced capacity to contribute or maintain a livelihood.
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    Chronic poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia: a select annotated bibliography with special reference to remote rural areas

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2001
    Annotated bibliography covering: spatial dimensions of poverty; conceptualising poverty; measuring poverty; women; older people; people with disabilities; pastoralists
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    Inclusive circles lost in exclusive cycles

    ActionAid International, 2002
    Based on experiences of staff and partner organisations in Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Rwanda, Uganda and Vietnam, Action Aid has found that: the national, regional and district level PRS consultations have enabled a variety of voices and perspectives to be heard allowing for frank exchangethere is also frustration with three critical barriers in the comprehensive policy cycle that
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    Accord Bangui (Bangui Agreement)

    Access to Essential Medicines Campaign, MSF, 1999
    Full text of the original 1977 Bangui Agreement which established the African Organization for Intellectual Property (OAPI) and the 1999 revisions which brought the agreement in line with TRIPS.(In French)
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    New options for African countries regarding protection for new varieties of plants

    GRAIN, 2001
    Examines the international protection of new varieties of plants, and outlines the difficulties developing countries in general, and African countries in particular, might encounter in the course of implementing these Conventions.The issues are examined for: UPOV Convention (1978 and 1991 Acts) TRIPSplant variety protection recommendations and the Convention on Biological Dive
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    Drug patents in French-speaking Africa

    Access to Essential Medicines Campaign, MSF, 2000
    This paper summarises the measures included in the original 1977 Bangui Agreement, which established the African Organization for Intellectual Property (OAPI) and regulates patents and IP in 15 west African states. It goes on to discuss the revised agreement which brought IP regulation in that region into line with the WTO TRIPS Agreement.
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    Reducing heterosexual transmission of HIV in poor countries

    British Medical Journal, 2002
    Short review of statistics, impacts and intervention startegies.

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