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- DocumentOECD Development Centre, 2001Paper explores the policies and political context underlying the response of African countries to globalisation, with an emphasis on trade liberalisation.African countries have had mixed experiences with globalisation, with some achieving better social outcomes than others.Document
Raising production levels and alleviating poverty in Tanzania's rural areas: challenges of rural transformationEconomic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 2000This article suggests that the crucial impetus for promoting agricultural productivity and non-farm employment, in Tanzania, would have to come from a technological transformation of the agricultural sector and rural industrialisation.Policies and strategies to be adopted, in this context:Improve the linkage between policy formulation and policy executionEstablish the minimumDocumentSouthern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies, Zimbabwe, 1999The paper examines historical trends and patterns of aid and unravels its interface with development and democracy in Lesotho. It identifies three different periods and considers the characteristics of each.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 2000The first section of this paper considers AIDS in the context of widespread and worsening poverty.DocumentBangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, 1997The paper challenges the concept of scarcity as a water supply availability and demand problem. It argues that water scarcity is a problem where there is a failure to gain access to the service (or services) that water resources provide. The issue is not just of water quantity, but of water quality and socio-economic conditions of stakeholders.DocumentEconomic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 1998This article explores the current indebtedness of LDCs, policies leading to this situation, current economic difficulties arising in LDCs and policy recommendations to deal with this issue.In the mid-1980s the deteriorating financial situation in a number of LDCs reached its climax. The ability of the LDCs to service their debts weakened and most of them failed to honour their outstandings.DocumentEconomic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 1996This article addresses the challenges posed by the new realities which underpin development aid and assistance, such as decline in aid flows and emphasis on the optimal use of aid.Policy recommendations within this context:Put in place policies and incentives to encourage mobilisation and utilisation of domestic resources (human and capital)Promote self-reliance and encourageDocumentInstitute of Economic Affairs, Kenya, 2000This article discusses issues surrounding land reform in Kenya. As the nature of land reforms is as yet undecided, disparate suggestions and proposals are being considered. These include:Land Ownership Ceilings. There are vast inequalities in land ownership.DocumentInternational Institute for Environment and Development, 2000This paper analyses the way in which certain soil fertility policies have evolved, and how stakeholders perceive them.DocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2000The ex-Soviet Eurasian and ex-socialist East European countries are undergoing what has been called economic and political transition. This article explores the sorts of changes that are required in order for this transition to be successful.