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    Rural women’s access to land in Latin America

    Sustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 1999
    Paper addresses the following concerns:rural women have limited access to and control of landmost agrarian reforms and legislation that directly or indirectly regulate access to land discriminate against womenthe establishment of legal frameworks with a gender perspective and the elimination of cultural and institutional factors that prevent the recognition of women as producers ar
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    WTO: Understanding the Development Angle [Trade and Development Background Briefings]

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1999
    Series of 10 short background papers, each on a different aspect of the WTO agenda and describing how developing countries may be affected by different outcomes, and what preparations they need to make to participate effectively. Developing countries have joined the WTO in large numbers, in the expectation that its objectives of rule-based liberal trade will foster development.
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    The new IMF focus on poverty: are hopes warranted?

    World Economy, Ecology and Development, 2000
    This article finds that: the concern for the poor in Third World countries shown by the IMF is primarily a response to criticism of its policy recommendations, which has grown increasingly louder over the past years combined with its meager success in improving growth, the IMF has been criticized even by former World Bank chief economist Joseph Stiglitz for sticking to it
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    The economics of international agreements for the protection of environmental and agricultural resources

    FAO Hypermedia Collection on Desertification, 1995
    The purpose of this paper is to review the economics of international environmental agreements (IEAs) and draw Implications for the international issues that are relevant to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Three chapters follow this introduction.
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    The heart of the matter: donors, development assistance, and Public Sector Reform

    Institute on Governance, 2001
    The article looks at the present consensus on Public Sector Reform (PSR), and its effect on development.
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    Guidelines for developing, testing & selecting criteria and Indicators for sustainable forest management: manual

    Center for International Forestry Research, 1998
    Manual provides methods to assist the development and evaluation of criteria and indicators (C&I) which can then be used to assess the sustainability of forest management. The methods presented are aimed at the development of sets of C&I for natural forests at the forest management unit (FMU) level, especially in the tropics
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    The Bag (Basic Assessment Guide for Human Well-Being) [in relation to sustainable timber operations]

    Center for International Forestry Research, 1998
    Manual on particiaptory assessment of sustainable timber operationsFocuses on certain critical social issues, and assumes that ecological and conventional forestry issues will also be addressed in any assessment of sustainability in a given forest.
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    The group enterprise book: A practical guide for Group Promoters to assist groups in setting up and running successful small enterprises

    People's Participation, FAO SD Dimensions, 1998
    Book shows in simple illustrated steps how small enterprises can be developed and run by small groups in rural communities using a participative approach. It is intended for use by Group Promoters (or GPs), extension workers and other rural development staff to help existing groups to set up and run their enterprisesAvailable in English, French or Spanish
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    Civil Society and the NGOs: defining the nature of the challenge

    Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, 1999
    Danish INGO looks at arguments for supporting NGO and civil society groups. Reflects critically on the strengths as well as the weaknesses and challenges confronting civil society in the South in particular, based on the experiences of MS in its programme countries in Africa, Asia and Central America.
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    Displacement, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Reparation and Development [as a result of dams]

    World Commission on Dams, 2000
    Reviews recent practices relating to displacement, resettlement, rehabilitation and development of people negatively affected by the construction of dams, in order to locate the global experiences in dam induced displacement and understand the socio-political context of displacement and resettlement.

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