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- 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.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 1996Urban poverty is increasing in the wake of neoliberal restructuring in both North and South, and much of the responsibility for providing basic welfare services is simultaneously being shifted from public to private hands.Document
Analysis of policy reforms and structural adjustment programs in Malawi with emphasis on agriculture and tradeDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1996This study’s emphasis on agriculture’s elevated role in Malawi’s medium-term adjustment strategy and its articulation of the sector’s key role as the engine of growth and employment aptly makes an important point. Dr.Document
Maize research impact in Africa : the obscured revolution : complete report Elon Gilbert ... [et al.]Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1994This report will be especially useful to those policymakers and groups that have made significant investments in maize research and development in Africa over the past 20 years. The study chronicles investment trends in maize in Africa, and examines what would have happened to food supplies if this development investment had not been made.DocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 1994Among the key lessons emerging from this review is that both African research systems and development assistance are evolving to reflect the economic reality that technology and research are necessary, but not sufficient in themselves for sustainable economic development.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1997Biotechnology offers the potential for more environmentally-friendly agriculture but the conditions for developing countries to take advantage of that potential should be created. Policy intervention is needed to ensure that biotechnology responds to the priorities set for agriculture.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1996The political dimension of adjustment was a problem to which relatively little attention was paid until the beginning of the 1990s. Analysts had, of course, been building and testing politico-economic models for over 20 years, but these concerned the developed countries, where the political context is very different.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1999Globalisation and regionalisation tend to be mutually reinforcing. Policies must ensure that this outcome prevails, for non-OECD and OECD countries alike. Globalisation can weaken social cohesion and States’ economic policy autonomy. Post-taylorist “flexible” forms of organisation now drive and shape globalisation.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1995Many micro-enterprises are known to the authorities, in particular because they pay taxes. Intermediate-revenue countries impose certain standards to protect consumers.Wages regulations are only rarely respected. The creation and development of micro-enterprises could be assisted by institutional reforms.