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    Evaluation report of the implementation of the East African Cooperation Development Strategy

    Economic Policy Research Centre, Uganda, 2000
    Results of a study undertaken in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to evaluate the implementation of the EAC Development Strategy (1997 - 2000) as a basis for proposing the agenda for the next Development Strategy, (2001 – 2005). The paper presents the Policy and Programme Action Matrix of the EAC Development Strategy and assesses to what extent commitments made in the strategy have been fulfilled.
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    Trade and sustainable finance for development

    Jubilee Research, 2001
    The article finds that there are three major types of risk involved in an over optomistic Debt Sustainability Analysis:the disillusions if the expected performance is not achievedthe conditions attached to the lending/borrowing contracts may not be fulfilled, including the various types of conditionality, because the assumptions behind the contract itself are not realistic, and renegot
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    HIPC sovereign debt, debt relief and governance ratings

    WIDER Development Conference on Debt Relief, 2001
    This paper explores a simple modeling framework in which the probability of compliance with expectations on levels of governance and corruption are attached as conditions for debt relief.The article finds that:it should be possible to explicitly link the level of governance and corruption as a condition for obtaining debt forgiveness.
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    Indebtedness, poverty and policy in Côte d’Ivoire: responses of a formerly rich country

    WIDER Development Conference on Debt Relief, 2001
    This paper undertakes a political economy analysis of the Ivorian policymakers’ response to economic decline, rising indebtedness, mass poverty and social tension in 1990s.This article finds that:the Poverty Assessment (PA) process in the Côte d’Ivoire was a success in that it brought poverty on the agenda of the government.
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    Sovereign debt and uncertainty in the Mozambican economy

    WIDER Development Conference on Debt Relief, 2001
    This paper studies the impact of uncertainty and debt crisis on the dynamics of the Mozambican economy over the last two decades.The article finds that:the investment boom and accelerated growth did not take place until peace and economic reforms were assured, supported by the Paris Club’s role as senior creditors that averted the adverse impact of a debt overhangprivate consumptio
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    The debt service burden and growth: evidence from low income countries

    WIDER Development Conference on Debt Relief, 2001
    This paper presents an empirical investigation into the nature of the relationship between debt, investment, human development, and growth in the particular context of low and lower middle income, credit rationed economies.This article finds that:there is limited support for a broad interpretation of the debt overhang effect for these countries.
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    Debt relief, demand for education and poverty

    WIDER Development Conference on Debt Relief, 2001
    The paper aims to arrive at a better understanding of the implications of debt relief savings for poverty reduction in HIPC countries by focusing on one important channel of impact human capital accumulation.This simulation underlying this paper indicates that:poverty and growth objectives would be mainly enhanced if resources are targeted at the primary and secondary level of educatio
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    Distributive impact of privitization and the regulation of utilities in Chile

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This paper provides an idea of the effect of privatisation on efficiency and attempts to understand whether those who oppose further privatisation can justify their position on the grounds that privatisation negatively impacts on the poor.Conclusionsregulatory problems in Chile did not offset the gains achieved through cost reductions and efficiency.
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    Regulatory standards in the WTO: comparing intellectual property rights with competition policy, environmental protection, and core labor standards

    Institute for International Economics, USA, 2000
    Paper addresses the question of whether regulatory and process standards, including competition policy, environmental standards, and worker rights, should be placed onto the WTO agenda. Because they evidently no longer may be excluded on the grounds of the inability of the trading system to discipline process standards, the argument must proceed on other grounds.
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    Simulating the effects of debt relief in Zambia

    WIDER Development Conference on Debt Relief, 2001
    The HIPC initiative for debt relief in the poorest countries has been extended to cover more countries, including Zambia.

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