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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.DocumentGDNet document store, 2000In much the same way that non-formal sector "parallel economies" have been addressed since the 1980's, the "new paradigm" presented in this paper proposes the integration of "parallel governance" into our development models.DocumentOxfam, 2001Policy paper for presentation to the world social forum 2002. Provides a basic introduction to issues relating to IPRs, bilateral regulation, the TRIPS agreement and the impact of these policies on developing countries.Document
The policy roots of economic crisis and poverty: a multi-country participatory assessment of structural adjustmentStructural Adjustment Participatory Review International Network, 2001The report documents a systematic weakening of the productive capacity of the countries implementing Bank policies and the inability of these countries to generate productive employment at a living wage.DocumentAlternet, 2002This article criticises the negative impact of the advocates of of economic globalization (World Bank; IMF; WTO) on the world's poor.The article finds that:the advocates of globalisation stress that those that oppose globalisation are hurting the poor by arresting the development of free trade and liberalisationeconomic globalisation is causing an acceleration in poverty and inequalDocumentForum on Early Warning and Early Response, 2001This article discusses instability in the Ferghana Valley (lies within Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan).The article finds that:at present, any serious armed religious extremism and the widening of its social base among refugees or displaced people may trigger violent responses from regional governments and the tightening of already undemocratic policies towards any dissenttheDocumentCarnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2002This article discusses the dangers of Central Asian states developing in the same direction as Afghanistan.