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Review of methodological approaches to the study of the impact of microenterprise credit programs (Gaile / Foster / AIMS)microLINKS,, 1999DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1992This study examines the potential impact of changes in the public/private sector balance for biotechnology development and diffusion in developing country agriculture. It focuses on biotechnology related to two important developing country crops: rice and cocoa.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1992This study develops a conceptual framework for analysing the ways in which changes in the economic environment modify factor productivity. It focuses on the technology actually used in production - implemented technology - rather than the generation of technology.Document
Structural adjustment and the institutional dimensions of agricultural research and development in Brazil: soybeans, wheat and sugar caneOECD Development Centre, 1992Structural adjustment, liberalisation and the pressures of technological change are having major impact on the institutional organisation of the agro-industrial sector. In industrialised countries, the private sector is positioned to play the vanguard role in the next generation of agricultural technologies.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1996State-owned enterprise (SOE) restructuring has proceeded more rapidly in Viet Nam than, for example, in China and India. The government tightened the budget constraints facing SOEs virtually simultaneously with price liberalisation.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1996The environmental impacts of economic activity have become an increasingly urgent concern in both OECD Member countries, as well as in non-Member countries. Research in this area is still in its infancy, and the data required to buttress analytical studies is still sparse.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1997The paper evaluates the economics of foreign investment regulation for pension funds, with a focus on developing countries, where fully-funded pension systems are being started de novo. The analysis produces three observations.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1997Corruption comes in many varieties. In different countries it has different determining factors, forms and impacts on development. In any given context, effective policy design calls for an accurate understanding of how corruption functions in that context.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1997While the world has been mesmerised by China’s emergence as a major player in international trade, now being one of the world’s top ten traders, and also as an absorber of international capital (second only to the United States), China’s state-owned and other public sector enterprises have been quietly growing in importance as a source of international capital.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1997In principle, the sovereign credit rating industry could help mitigate the congestion externalities common to world capital markets that arise from the failure of market participants to internalise the social cost of external borrowings.