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    Pastoral land tenure and agricultural expansion: Sudan and the Horn of Africa

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 1999
    Examines the particular case of Sudan, but suggests the discussion is relevant to the countries of the African Horn in general and Southern Ethiopia in particular.
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    Export Crop Liberalisation in Africa

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1999
    The transfer can be considered to have been reasonably successful so far. Producer returns have generally been higher than under the former marketing arrangements and payments more prompt. But in many countries, however, the changes have led to problems, particularly with regard to the supply of production inputs.
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    The reality of trying to transform structures and processes: forestry in rural livelihoods

    Overseas Development Institute, 2000
    What are the key constraints to improving forest based livelihoods within the forest sector? What are the key relationships that provide the institutional context in which forest based livelihoods operate? Hobley and Shields focus on a forestry project in Karnataka, India to illustrate the processes and problems of supporting livelihood change in the forestry institutional environment.
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    National Regulations for Groundwater: Options, Issues and Best Practices

    Legal Office, FAO, 1999
    Review and analysis of national legislation believed to be representative of the available choice of mechanisms or options and illustrative of emerging best practices and attendant issues.
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    Land ownership and foreigners: a comparative analysis of regulatory approaches to the acquisition and use of land by foreigners

    Legal Office, FAO, 1999
    Foreign ownership of land has historically been a sensitive political issue,and measures to regulate or restrict the practice in one form or another have figured prominently in national land laws. The study by Hodgson, Cullinan and Campbell provides an overview of the various regulatory approaches that have been devised to deal with this issue.
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    Managing assistance in support of political and electoral processes

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2000
    Practical manual aiming to help development agency field officers anticipate and effectively deal with the myriad issues and challenges that arise as they design and manage election assistance programs in transitional environments.
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    Social funds in stabilization and adjustment programmes

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 1999
    Social Funds (SFs) have proven to be no panacea.
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    Global science, global policy: local to global policy processes for soils management in Africa

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2000
    The creation and selling of ideas of global environmental crisis has been a core characteristic of the post-Rio decade. Global science and global policymaking processes are central to these crises. However, framings of global environmental problems – the knowledge claims and interests that underpin them, and the plans that flow from them – are often accepted without critical examination.
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    Sustaining Trade and Exchange Rate Reform in Africa: Lessons for Macroeconomic Management

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2000
    Over the past two decades, most African countries have attempted to promote trade and exchange rate reform as part of broader programs of structural adjustment. Few countries have sustained the reforms. Many potentially beneficial policy changes have unraveled.This paper discusses how trade and exchange rate reforms are indirectly undermined. These occur in several ways.
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    Poverty, inequality and growth in Zambia during the 1990s

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2000
    Paper reanalyses the household survey data from three out of four surveys carried out in Zambia in the 1990s, in order to chart the evolution of poverty and inequality during that decade.

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