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    Economic debacle in Argentina: the IMF strikes again

    Foreign Policy in Focus, 2002
    The article explores the recent economic crises in Argentina.The article finds that:not long ago, Argentina was the poster-child for the conservative economic policies pushed by the IMFArgentina's current problems are all the more severe because, in the name of fighting inflation, in the early 1990s the government created a "currency board,"although the IMF pumped in additional
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    The effect of the AIDS epidemic on economic welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, WHO, 2001
    This paper assesses the contribution of mortality changes in Sub-Saharan Africa to rates of change in economic welfare.It notes that between 1960 and 1990 life expectancy in Africa increased by a very substantial 9 years.
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    The economic burden of malaria

    Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, WHO, 2001
    There is a strong link between malaria levels and a country’s economic growth, according to a research report from the World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on Macroeconomics and Health.The research used a number of mathematical models to correlate epidemiological data for malaria and data on national income, based on gross domestic product per capita, between 1965 and 1990.
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    Poverty and health

    Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, WHO, 2001
    This paper provides an overview of the research on two aspects of equity, poverty and health - inequalities in health that are to the disadvantage of the poor, and the impoverishment and income redistribution associated with out-of-pocket payments for health care.
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    Macroeconomics and health: investing in health for economic development

    Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, WHO, 2001
    Scaling up the resources spent in the health sector by poor countries and donors could help to avert up to 8 million deaths by 2010. This is the key message of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health whose members have produced this report, published by the World Health Organization.
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    The Live Aid legacy: the developing world through British eyes

    Voluntary Service Overseas, 2002
    Report suggesting that many British people have formed negative and inaccurate images of developing countries and that for too long, development agencies and the media have been complicit in promoting an unbalanced picture of third world doom and disaster, sacrificing the long-term building of an accurate view for the short-term gain of raising funds for or awareness of their work.
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    Participation in the 80's and 90's: who asks the questions in livestock development?

    Institutional and Policy Support Team, AU, 1991
    This dissertation has described the development and the nature of both farming systems research and rapid rural appraisal.The article concludes that:participation is a valuable conceptparticipation at the appraisal stage of projects is particularly important, because this is the time when the nature of the organisation of any development should be plannedthere appears to be a dr
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    The need and possible modalities of establishment of community based delivery of veterinary services and inputs in the arid and semi arid areas in Kenya

    Institutional and Policy Support Team, AU, 1999
    This article explores how veterinary services should be provided in African Semi Arid Lands (ASAL) areas.The article finds that:veterinary services have traditionally been offered free, with the Government meeting the costs of drugs, service, disease control and surveillance and employment and deployment of personnel.
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    Developing and validating a methodology to examine the impact of HIV/AIDS on older caregivers

    Ageing and Life Course (WHO), 2001
    Project set in four countries in Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania. It aims to identify barriers that prevent older people from providing adequate and fulfilling care to their children dying from HIV/AIDS and, subsequently, to their orphaned grandchildren.
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    Demographic Research

    Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, 2002
    Free, online, peer-reviewed journal on population sciences. Published by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. Articles are in PDF format.

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