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- DocumentUnited Nations Population Division, 2002Database of population estimates and projections whcih provide the standard and consistent set of population figures that are used throughout the United Nations system as the basis for activities requiring population information.The database accompanies the report "World Population Prospects: The 2000 Revision" which offers analysis of the dataDocumentDemanding Innovation: articulating policies for demand-led research and research capacity building in the South [seminar], 2001This paper examines Multi-annual, Multidisciplinary Research Programmes (MMRPs) instigated by the Netherlands in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The MMRPs were developed in response to a perceived need for a shift in the key responsibilities in donor funded research (eg in agenda and priority setting,the conduct of the research and financial accounting) from the North to the South.DocumentForest Resources Assessment and National Forestry Action Plans (NFAP), FAO, 2001Main paper presenting methods and findings from the latest FAO assessment of global forest resources. The report analyses base data from over 200 countries to produce country, sub-regional, regional and global summaries.Some global findings for each parameter examined are oulined here: Forest area - 3.9 billion hectares, or approximately 0.6 ha per capita.Document
Promoting democratic governance and preventing the recurrence of conflict: the role of the United Nations Development Programme inpost conflict peace-buildingPaul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 2001This paper assesses the scope and significance of the new development agenda endorsed by UNDP and attempts to gauge the promises and dilemmas of its efforts to consolidate peace by promoting democracy and strengthening good governance, focusing on the experiences of Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala.The paper first scrutinises the emergence of democracy and good governance in the agenda of tDocumentPaul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 2001This paper explores international assistance to democracy and argues that, a decade on since its emergence, a second generation democracy assistance is needed.Document
Private sector response to HIV/AIDS in Swaziland: impact, response, vulnerability and barriers to implementation of workplace HIV/AIDS prevention programmesGlobal Development Network, 2001This report presents a detailed analysis of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the private sector, by focusing on costs imposed on the private sector as a result of increased illness and deaths from AIDS. The report also discusses the knowledge, attitudes and practices of businesses in the area of HIV/AIDS at the workplace.Document
From land distribution to integrated development: the evolution and impact of shelter and poverty alleviation strategies in marginalized settlements in Nouakchott, MauritaniaGlobal Development Network, 2001This paper addresses the important debate surrounding the effectiveness of land distribution as a strategy to alleviate both housing and income poverty versus a more expensive integrated program.DocumentGlobal Development Network, 2001This paper examines the different levels of success in liberalisation experienced by two countries with very similar economic histories: Egypt and Tunisia. It asks why one of these countries moved forward and the other lagged behind. Could the factors of success in Tunisia play a similar role in Egypt and vice versa?Document
Wealth inequality and overexploitation of the commons: field experiments and spatial exercises in ColombiaSanta Fe Institute, USA, 2001This paper deals with inequalities in the commons by drawing some lessons from two sources of field evidence from different regions and villages in Colombia.DocumentGlobal Development Network, 2001This paper focuses on the importance of decentralisation in health care provision and how community participation could become a way forward to provide health care to all, using participatory rural appraisal.The paper outlines the present system of health care in India and the current challenges it faces.