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    Social and Economic Policies to Prevent Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: Lessons from Experience

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 1999
    Reviews experinces of causes and reponses to complex humanitarian emergencies (CHEs).Considers root causes to be: horizontal inequality between different social groupscrises in state legitimacy worsening economic conditionsexternal shocks environmental conditionsRecommended preventitive policy actions include: group inclusive policiesexpansion of e
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    Liberalization, Globalization and Income Distribution

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 1999
    Recent mainstream analyses of changes in income distribution over the post World War II period have concluded that income inequality within countries tends to be stable, that there is no strong association between growth and inequality and that, therefore, poverty is best reduced through growth-oriented, rather than distributive, policies.This paper challenges this view.
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    Understanding rangeland biodiversity

    Overseas Development Institute, 1999
    Rangelands are geographical regions dominated by grass and grass-like species with or without scattered woody plants, occupying between 18-23% of world land area excluding Antarctica.
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    IFPRI and the abolition of the wheat flour ration shops in Pakistan: a case-study on policymaking and the use and impact of research

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 1998
    Assesses the impact of research on the decision to abolish a long-term corrupt system of wheat rationing in Pakistan.Lessons learned include:"Useful " research exhibits certain key characteristics: research dealt with a high priority issue; research conformed to policymakers' expectations; research findings were consistent with previous research; research provided needed quantitative
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    Assessing the Impact of Rice Policy Changes in Viet Nam and the Contribution of Policy Research

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 1999
    Analysis of the economic impact of IFPRI research on the rice policy and marketing in Vietnam between 1995-1997.The research is described, and the conclusions and recommendations that emerged are discussed in the context of the decisionmaking processes in Viet Nam.
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    Private and communal property rights in rangeland and forests in Uganda

    Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1998
    The present land tenure situation in Uganda is essentially the result of four factors: customary tenure practices, the mailo tenure system introduced under the British colonial administration, the Land Reform Decree passed by Idi Amin’s government in 1975, and the disrupting social order under the Amin regime and during the period following its downfall.
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    Private and communal property ownership regimes in Tanzania

    Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1998
    Tanzania’s well-known village establishment programme, which is called Ujamaa , allowed for the sedentarization of almost all rural residents in some 8 000 villages in the 1970s.
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    After land reform, the market?

    Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1998
    The ultimately disappointing results of past redistributive reforms caused contemporary policy-makers in Latin America to search for alternatives. In recent years, the issue of transforming tenure structure through the market mechanism has moved into the spotlight. This paper argues that it is extremely helpful to approach the topic from an institutional perspective.
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    Land access, off - farm income and capital access in relation to the reduction of rural poverty

    Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1998
    The current framework of economic growth and development includes a general trend towards the privatization of land rights and a collapse of collective structures in agriculture as well as a move towards reliance on land markets as the means of peasant access to participation in the development process.
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    Poverty alleviation : the role of rural institutions and participation

    Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1997
    Most approaches to poverty alleviation focus on income and subsidy measures; however, there is a growing realization that these measures alone are not sufficient. The growing amount of literature on the important role that “social capital” and institutions play in the development process indicates that there is a social-institutional dimension as well.

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