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    Intellectual property rights and development

    International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, 2001
    Preliminary draft that aims to encourage policy discussion on the impact of intellectual property rights on development with particular reference to the TRIPS agreement. The draft paper draws no conclusions but provides a comprehensive summary of issues with particular reference to developing countries.
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    Globalization, growth and poverty: building an inclusive world economy

    World Bank, 2001
    Report argues that a country's willingness to integrate into the world economy leads to large benefits for the poorest.The study shows that 24 developing countries that increased their integration into the world economy over two decades ending in the late 1990s achieved higher growth in incomes, longer life expectancy and better schooling.
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    Combating trafficking [of women] in South-East Asia: a review of policy and programme responses

    International Organization for Migration, 2001
    At least 200-225,000 women and children from South-East Asia are trafficked annually, a figure representing nearly one-third of the global trafficking trade. Of the estimated 45-50,000 women and children estimated to be trafficked into the US each year, 30,000 are believed to come from South-East Asia.
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    Combating trafficking [of women] in South-East Asia: a review of policy and programme responses

    International Organization for Migration, 2001
    It has been estimated that 200-225,000 women and children from Southeast Asia are trafficked annually. NGOs, inter-governmental organisations, government ministries, national and international bodies and human rights organisations and lobby networks have developed initiatives to combat the problem.
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    Currency crises: theoretical and empirical overview of the 1990s

    Croatian National Bank, Croatia, 2001
    This paper provides an overview of currency crises theories, methods for crises prediction, implications of currency crises for economic policy, as well as different currency crises episodes in the 1990s, namely the Asian, Russian and Brazilian financial crises.The theoretical models of currency crises can be divided into three generations of models:first-generation models, first found
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    The monthly transaction money demand in Croatia

    Croatian National Bank, Croatia, 2000
    Empirical study of money demand for currency and M1 in Croatia, using standard linear regression, cointegration, granger causality and VAR techniques. Demand for real monthly currency and M1 are a relatively stable functions of monthly economic activity, interest rate, lagged currency and M1, and inflation.
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    Parental bereavement: heterogeneous impacts of AIDS in Thailand

    Impact of the AIDS Epidemic on Older Persons, 2001
    Over the coming decades in Thailand, ageing parents whose adult children sicken with AIDS will bear burdens of care giving and loss. Using demographic microsimulation, this paper shows that the new, lower projections of the HIV/ AIDS epidemic still imply that 8% of Thais over the age of 50 in 1995 will lose one or more children to AIDS before their own deaths.
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    Finding a way forward: principles and strategies to reduce the impacts of AIDS on children and families

    Displaced Children and Orphans Fund & Patrick J. Leahy War Victims Fund, USAID, 2000
    As programs to date have reached only a small fraction of the most vulnerable children in the countries hardest hit by AIDS, the fundamental challenge is to develop interventions that make a difference over the long haul in the lives of the children and families affected by HIV/AIDS at a scale that approaches the magnitude of their needs.By itself, the paper argues, no single intervention will
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    Global IDP: Afghanistan information menu

    Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2001
    This page provides access to all Afghan specific resources included in the IDP Database.Includes information on:causes and background of displacmentpopulation profile and figurespatterns of displacementphysical security and freedom of movementsubsistence needsaccess to educationissues of self-reliance and public participationissues of family identity and cult
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    Refugees and asylum seekers in London: a GLA perspective

    Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees in the UK, 2001
    This article discusses refugees and asylum seekers in London.The article recommends that:vouchers should be replaced with cash paymentsthe present system of ‘dispersal’ should be replaced with a national system of reception and settlement of asylum seekers designed to meet their needsplans for large-scale forcible administrative removal of failed asylum applicants should be drop

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