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DOSA (Discussion-Oriented Organizational Self-Assessment) as a tool to measure and build organisational capacity: lessons from the fieldUS Agency for International Development, 2000DOSA was developed for USAID/PVC to asssess longitudinally its impact on the organisational capacities of Private Voluntary Organisations (PVOs).DocumentHumanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2000Examines the idea of coherence between political and humanitarian action which emerged in the aftermath of the Rwandan experience. It analyses the evolution of the concept in the last decade and its implications for the relationship between humanitarian and political action.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2000The aim of this paper is to analyse the evolution of the international trading system from its inception as GATT in 1947 to its latest incarnation as WTO. The study focuses on the adequacy or inadequacy of the system as it evolved and functioned in an environment of changing international economic and political reality.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2000This article initially takes a historical look at international labour migration over the past fifty years and draws a distinction between different categories of labour flows in the contemporary world economy.The article stresses the importance of focusing on structural explanations of migration at a macrolevel, to understand the determinants and patterns of migration.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2000This article discusses, in the wake of the recent financial crisis (which has had a particularly severe effect on developing countries) led to wide ranging debate on international financial reform. The article indicates that this debate has led to the need to confront the implications of the huge growth of international capital movements.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2000DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2000This article argues that the reason for the nation state existing is the ideology of nationalism. The article argues that nationalism is a complex notion which includes the society, the state and the economy. Each individual thus has a complex number of affiliations and multiple loyalties.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This article aims identify the 'root causes' of complex humanitarian emergencies and means of avoiding such emergencies.What conditions cause such emergencies?DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2000Changes in income distribution in advanced countries are usually attributed either to globalization (usually in the form of trade liberalization with low-wage developing countries), or/and to a skill-biased technology. A growing consensus indicates that this had led to reduced relative demand for unskilled labour and increased demand for skilled workers.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2000This paper asks why policy processes in Zimbabwe have consistently reinforced a highly technocratic approach to natural resources management, while excluding alternative perspectives and framings of problems for policy. Political contexts and interests, it is argued, shape policy discourses.