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    An aging world 2001

    International Programs Center, Population Division of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2001
    The world's population age 65 and older is growing by an unprecedented 800,000 people a month, and according to this report this phenomenon of global aging will continue well into the 21st century, with the numbers and proportions of older people continuing to rise in both developed and developing worlds. The pace of population aging, the report finds, varies widely among countries.
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    Guide to European population assistance

    European NGOs for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Population and Development, 2003
    Directory of funding from all major European budget lines in the field of sustainable development.The Guide is a reference work for development organisations and provides an overview of available public funding from 15 European countries and the European Community (amounting to over Euro 33 billion of funds available for development work, including SRH, HIV/AIDS etc.).
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    Campaign against the IMF, World Bank and structural adjustment

    Essential Information, 2001
    Contains a series of fact sheets and resources, taking a generally critical position on IMF and World Bank Structural Adjustment activities and policies.The fact sheets include:how Structural Adjustment worsens povertyhow the IMF helped create and worsen the Asian financial crisisthe IMF, the World Bank, and the HIV/AIDS crisishow Structural Adjustment destroys the environme
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    Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers: progress in implementation

    International Monetary Fund, 2001
    This article explores the progress to date in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) approach.The article concludes that:the PRSP approach is nearing its second anniversary, and the early experience has been encouragingmany low-income countries have developed their interim PRSPs and an increasing number will soon be completing their first full PRSPtheir attention will now s
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    International trade and the environment: a framework for analysis

    National Bureau of Economic Research, USA, 2001
    This paper sets out a general equilibrium pollution and trade model to provide a framework for examination of the trade and environment debate. The model contains as special cases a canonical pollution haven model as well as the standard Heckscher-Ohlin-Samuelson factor endowments model.
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    From nomadism to sedentarism: an analysis of development contraints and public policy issues in the socioeconomic tranformation of the pastoral Fulani of Nigeria

    Gamji, 2001
    This article discusses the status fo the Fulani pastoralists in Nigeria.The article concludes that:the socioeconomic transformation of the Fulani will not be achieved so long as the policy-makers ignore the environmental limitations and the sociocultural preferences of the pastoral Fulaniso long as the Fulani are distant from decision-making and implementation on matters affecting t
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    The World Bank

    Foreign Policy in Focus, 2001
    This article finds that:the World Bank’s Articles of Agreement (its charter) require that it lend only for productive purposesthe bank’s nature and practice ensure that its projects will have a high failure ratehe bank promotes risktaking, but only for its borrowerKey criticisms of the World Bankthe World Bank has power without responsibilityborrowers are driven
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    Is Argentina the coup de grace of the IMF’s flawed policy mission?

    Foreign Policy in Focus, 2001
    This article discusses the extent to which the Argentinian economic crisis delegitimises the IMF's promotion of free capital mobility around the globe.The article finds that:IMF's activities in Argentina, deviate radically from it's original mandate. This is because it was designed to support the U.S.
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    Greening the Bretton Woods institutions

    Foreign Policy in Focus, 2001
    This looks at how the U.S. should adopt new foreign policy to influence World Bank and IMF strategic activities in a positive manner.This article finds that:the IMF and World Bank have failed to integrate environmental sustainability into their lending, concentrating instead on export-led exploitation of natural resources.
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    The IMF and good governance

    Foreign Policy in Focus, 2001
    This article finds that:the IMF was created to solve short-term, external imbalances in national economies but has moved far beyond its original mandatethe IMF makes decisions with major implications for poor countries yet lacks the expertise to provide far-reaching policy prescriptions.

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