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    Forced labour in the 21st century

    International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, 2001
    As we enter the 21st century, millions of people around the world are subject to forced labour.Where forced labour is used, a range of associated human rights abuses frequently take place, including slavery, rape, torture and murder.The aim of this booklet is to raise awareness of these facts and encourage trade unions, non-governmental organisations, policy makers and members of the public
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    The developmental agenda in the age of neoliberal globalization

    United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 2001
    This article looks at options for renewed development policy, particularly in relation to globalisation and national policy-making.This article finds that:a consequence of globalisation has been the exposure of economies to speculative short term capital movements (hot money) which have increased financial instability and resulted in a series of financial crises in the developing countr
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    An agenda for the New Development Economics

    United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 2001
    This article discusses the new development agenda and means of challenging the reigning neoliberal paradigm. The limitations of this competitive equilibrium model are widely recognized; it provides an inadequate model of developed countries, and therefore a poor starting point for the construction of a model for developing economies.
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    The "Washington Consensus" and development economics

    United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 2001
    This article focuses on the role that economist and policy analysts can play in shaping the parameters of the current debate in the direction development economics should take.The article finds that:the creditors' cartel of the IMF and the World Bank, and the dominance of neoliberal policies and ideas are maintained today through a combination of secrecy, unaccountability, and a lack of
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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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