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    Growth, income distribution, and poverty: a review

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This paper reviews recent research dealing with the relationships between economic growth, income distribution, and poverty. The paper finds that:there is not a systematic pattern of change in income distribution during recent decadesthere is no systematic link from fast growth to increasing inequalityvarious factors have contributed to the process of poverty elimination.
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    Understanding and managing pastoral conflict in Kenya

    Environment Team, IDS Sussex, 2001
    This literature review explores the range of writings available concerning pastoral conflict in northern Kenya. It argues that that conflict has grown rapidly in Africa in the least three decades, and pastoral areas are among the most vulnerable. For this reason, there is an urgent need for a stocktaking of contemporary analysis of conflict.
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    Education provision to nomadic pastoralists: a literature review

    Environment Team, IDS Sussex, 2001
    This literature review explores issues relating to education provision to nomadic pastoralists. Pastoralists are often considered to be educational 'failures' (in terms of enrolment, attendance, classroom performance etc). Despite this, pastoralists manifest high levels of specialisation and sophistication within the diverse activities they engage in as pastoralists.
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    Eliminating world poverty: a challenge for the 21st century

    Department for International Development, UK, 1997
    There are two key elements which need to be in place if the fight to eliminate poverty is to succeed. First, a clear set of internationally agreed policies and principles which promote sustainable development and encourage environmental conservation is needed, and second, the political will to address the problems of international development in both poorer and richer countries.
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    The new economy: beyond the hype

    OECD Development Centre, 2001
    Explores the causes of differences in growth performance in the OECD area, in particular the acceleration of trend growth in the United States and a few other OECD economies over the past decade. It looks beyond the business cycle and asks what structural shifts, if any, have taken place in growth patterns in OECD economies in recent years.
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    Who gains from producer rents as the coffee market becomes more differentiated?: a value chain analysis

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2001
    This paper applies value chain analysis to an agricultural “commodity” which is in the process of significant change in final product markets.
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    Former Soviet Union: U.S. rule of law assistance has had limited impact

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2001
    This article explores the U.S.
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    The value of water: political ecology and water reform in southern Africa

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2000
    This article explores water reforms in Southern Africa in general and in Zimbabwe in particular.
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    A rough guide to PPAs: an introduction to theory and practice

    Overseas Development Institute, 2001
    This article takes a critical look at participatory poverty assessment (PPA) as a methodology and investigates the use of this methodology in various case-studies.The article:summarises key findings from recent experienceprovides guidance on appraising at the country level whether a PPA might make a useful contribution to improving the effectiveness of poverty reduction policypr
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    Desk study of good practice in the development of PRSP indicators and monitoring systems: initial review of PRSP documentation

    Overseas Development Institute, 2001
    This report reflects the first stage of a desk study of good practice in the development of PRSP indicators and monitoring systems.The article focuses on five main areas that are of potential importance in PRSP monitoring:input monitoring (budget reforms and expenditure tracking)timely monitoring of implementation processes (by established and innovative means)measurement of pov

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