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    Re-examining the 'more people less erosion' hypothesis: special case of wider trend?

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2000
    Recent research into natural resource rehabilitation based on in-depth case studies has highlighted situations where population growth and agricultural intensification have been accompanied by improved rather than deteriorating soil and water resources.
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    HIV/AIDS in development

    Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, 2001
    Paper asks:how does HIV/AIDS influence the scope for eradicating poverty and creating intercultural co-operation?how can MS contribute to an open and constructive approach to the human problems related to HIV/AIDS?how can training and seminars increasingly take the HIV/AIDS catastrophe into consideration?MS and MS partners should increase the awareness and create a debate in the
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    Conflict prevention, reconstruction assistance and development

    Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, 2000
    Paper considers how conflict prevention can be integrated holistically in our thinking on development, and how aid for reconstruction following situations of conflict can be understood as an integral part of the long-term push for sustainable development.ConclusionsIn order to support developing countries to develop the necessary local capacity to prevent conflicts from escalatin
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    Access for the poor: bridging the digital divide

    Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, 2001
    The purpose of this paper is to outline a strategy for MS’s use of ICT in development work in the South.Summary recommendations:MS should initiate partner debates on how to integrate ICT in country programmesMS should lobby to influence national ICT policies to facilitate rural accessMS should research opportunities for getting quality-recycled computersMS should integrate tr
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    Redistributive land reform in Southern Africa

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2001
    Redistributive land reform in southern Africa is reviewed against the background of the recent land crisis in the region. The dilemmas created for governments and donors are described, as are attempts to grapple with them. Answers are sought to four questions: What has been the experience with land redistribution in the region over the last decade or so?
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    Agri-tourism spatial development initiatives in South Africa: are they enhancing rural livelihoods?

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2001
    This paper examines an attempt to kick-start economic growth through the promotion of agriculture and tourism in an mpoverished rural region of South Africa. It analyses the Spatial Development Initiatives (SDIs) being implemented by the South frican government, with a specific focus on the Wild Coast agri-tourism SDI.
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    How have the poor done? Mid-term review of India's ninth five-year plan

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2001
    Paper examines India's attempts at poverty reduction. It asserts that despite good performance on the growth front, progress in reducing poverty in the 1990s has left much to be desired. Concerted policy action is needed to lift the 350 million poor, who are increasingly concentrated in the poorer States, out of poverty.
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    Globalisation and livelihood diversification through traditional agricultural products: the Mexico case

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2001
    Paper asserts that inexorable trends towards globalisation are raising the pressure on countries to compete in international markets, or suffer increased marginalisation. At the same time, poverty reduction is growing in priority for governments and donors alike.
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    Globalisation and policies towards cultural diversity

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2001
    This paper asserts that diversity in indigenous communities tends to correlate with biological diversity and to support it therefore offers more than just cultural value.
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    Sustainable livelihoods, rights and the new architecture of aid

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2001
    The aim of this paper is to question whether the principles and practice of the sustainable livelihoods (SL) and rights-based (RB) approaches are consistent with the new architecture of aid, and, if so, whether and how complementarities might be exploited. Conclusions

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