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    Privatisation in Developing Countries: Reflections on a Panacea

    OECD Development Centre, 1992
    Public enterprise privatisation policies have aroused enormous interest during the past decade. The majority of both developed and developing countries, and more recently the countries of Eastern and Central Europe, have launched ambitious programmes for transferring public sector property to the private sector.
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    Managing the environment in developing countries

    OECD Development Centre, 1992
    Environmental policy should be inspired by the recognition that the environment is everyone’s business; all social actors must be involved in environmental management. Policies that implicitly subsidize a wasteful and environmentally destructive use of resources are pervasive: reforms should command a high priority on economic as well as environmental grounds.
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    Adjustment and Equity

    OECD Development Centre, 1992
    Adjustment does not necessarily increase poverty.Adjusting before a crisis reduces social costs.Refusal to adjust and the suspension of imports leads to self-centred underdevelopment, which is socially much more costly. The choice of macroeconomic stabilisation measures is important: the same result can be obtained with higher or lower social costs.
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    Biotechnology and sustainable crop production in Zimbabwe

    OECD Development Centre, 1995
    This case study of Zimbabwe has examined developments in biotechnology against the background of a well-developed national agricultural research, plant breeding and seeds system.
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    Structural adjustment and Moroccan agriculture: an assessment of the reforms in the sugar and cereal sectors

    OECD Development Centre, 1992
    This paper reviews the process of agricultural policy reforms in Morocco in the 1980's, with particular emphasis on the cereals and sugar sub-sectors.
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    Considerations of wildlife resources and land use in Chad

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1997
    Planning and education are needed on options for numbers of animals. land use in Chad to ensure that development considers the proper use, maintenance, and enhancement of its remaining natural resources, and especially the needs of fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. Chadians traditionally have harvested wildlife and their very rich fisheries to supplement their diets.
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    Bilateral donor agencies and the environment : pest and pesticide management

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1996
    This analysis examines the policies of bilateral donor agencies in regard to the environmental consequences of policies designed to promote agricultural trade or production in sub-Saharan Africa.
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    Cash crop and foodgrain productivity in Senegal : historical view, new survey, evidence, and policy implications

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1996
    This research report provides an in-depth understanding of many aspects of Senegalese agricultural policy, its historical impact, and more recent farmer responses to government attempts to recent farmer responses to government attempts to stimulate growth in the agricultural sector.
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    Trends in real food prices in six sub-Saharan African countries

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1996
    The objectives of this research were to assess the direction and magnitude of food prices since the implementation of food sector policy reforms, to identify the major factors affecting such changes, and to assess the resulting effects of food system reforms on household-level food security in East Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa.The report highlights several conclusions: grain and gra
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    Analysis of policy reform and structural adjustment programs in Zimbabwe with emphasis on agriculture and trade

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1996
    This study reflects on the accomplishments and challenges of Zimbabwe’s recent economic reform initiatives. The report should serve as a guiding tool for government and donors alike in planning future and on-going economic reform and structural adjustment efforts in Zimbabwe, especially with regard to incorporating “social dimensions of adjustment” considerations in such reform programs.

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