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    Intergovernmental actions on illegal logging: options for intergovernmental action to help combat illegal logging and illegal trade in timber and forest products

    Chatham House [Royal Institute of International Affairs], UK, 2001
    This report presents a brief overview of the range of options for intergovernmental action to help combat illegal logging and trade in illegal timber and forest products. Actions by individual producer and consumer governments could be complemented by international collaboration.
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    The elderly, HIV/AIDS and sustainable rural development

    Sustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 2002
    This paper demonstrates that in high-prevalence countries, HIV/AIDS can modify the shape of the population pyramid in ways which developing countries have never experienced. The impacts of this new and brutal ageing of populations raise fundamental questions for food security, rural development, and the roles assigned to generations and between men and women.
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    Efficacy of removing natural forests from timber production as a strategy for conserving forests

    Forestry Department, FAO, 2000
    In light of several Asia Pacific nations imposing bans on logging of natural forests this study examines their experiences, assesses the impacts and outlines conditions necessary for the success of logging bans.The study found that bans had often been imposed suddenly as a response to disasters or crises resulting from past logging practices (eg. flooding or biodiversity loss).
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    Good governance and aid effectiveness: the World Bank and conditionality

    Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 2001
    This article assesses the Bank's approach for promoting good governance in developing countries. It argues that the Bank's use of traditional approaches to strengthen good governance in developing countries is misguided.The paper outlines the concept of good governance as defined by the World Bank and others.
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    Secretary General's Report 2001:Meeting the New Challenges

    Commonwealth Secretariat, 2001
    The work of the Commonwealth in advancing gender equality rests on the policy framework and strategy laid out in the 1995 Commonwealth Plan of Action on Gender and Development (PoA) and its Update for 2000-2005. The PoA is based on the Commonwealth's vision for women and men.
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    World Population Prospects Population database (UNPOP)

    United Nations Population Division, 2002
    Database 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 data
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    Comparative study of the impacts of donor-initiated programmes on research capacity in the south

    Demanding Innovation: articulating policies for demand-led research and research capacity building in the South [seminar], 2001
    This 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.
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    Global Forest Resource Assessment 2000: main report

    Forest Resources Assessment and National Forestry Action Plans (NFAP), FAO, 2001
    Main 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.
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    Promoting democratic governance and preventing the recurrence of conflict: the role of the United Nations Development Programme inpost conflict peace-building

    Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 2001
    This 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 t
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    International co-operation for democracy and good governance: moving toward a second generation?

    Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 2001
    This paper explores international assistance to democracy and argues that, a decade on since its emergence, a second generation democracy assistance is needed.

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