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    Gender and urban social movements: women's community responses to restructuring and urban poverty

    United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 1996
    Urban 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.
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    Politics of integrating gender to state development processes: Bangladesh, Chile, Jamaica, Mali, Morocco and Uganda

    United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 1995
    This paper provides an assessment of efforts in six of the seven countries to improve public accountability to women in the development process. The paper begins with a brief theoretical discussion of feminist perspectives on the developmentalist state.
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    The Political Feasibility of Adjustment

    OECD Development Centre, 1996
    The 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.
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    Policies for Economic Take-off

    OECD Development Centre, 1996
    Political commitment is the key ingredient needed for economic take-off and long-term growth. Poor countries will be unable to escape the vicious circle of poverty unless they and the international community join forces. Inappropriate financial policies can lead to a decline in and poor allocation of savings, subsequently holding back growth.
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    The Policy Challenges of Globalisation and Regionalisation

    OECD Development Centre, 1999
    Globalisation 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.
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    The Disarmament Dividend: Challenges for Development Policy

    OECD Development Centre, 1994
    In 1990-1991, world wide military expenditure amounted to $950 billion. This bill could be reduced by the year 2000 by over $300 billion. Excessive military expenditure jeopardizes development prospects. Policies to achieve transparency and to strengthen military security arrangements should be a priority.
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    Employment Creation and Development Strategy

    OECD Development Centre, 1993
    Developing countries will account for almost all the increase in the world's labour force over the next 25 years; most countries, especially in Africa, will experience very rapid labour force growth. Labour-intensive development has been spectacularly successful in some countries and others have begun to emulate them.
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    Towards Sustainable Development in Rural Africa

    OECD Development Centre, 1999
    A growing recognition of the need to delimit the role of the government, to promote the market framework, and to rely on the private sector as the engine of growth, offers the prospect of a new beginning in rural development in Africa.
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    Trade Liberalisation: What 's at Stake ?

    OECD Development Centre, 1992
    Trade barriers seriously distort patterns of international trade, allocation of resources, and economic growth. The total economic costs of the barriers are estimated to exceed $475 billion per annum. Partial reform, such as envisaged in the Uruguay Round, would yield benefits of $195 billion per annum, of which over $90 billion would accrue to developing and formerly centrally planned countries.
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    Privatisation in Developing Countries: Reflections on a Panacea

    OECD Development Centre, 1992
    Public enterprise privatisation policies have aroused enormous interest during the past decade. The majority of both developed and developing countries, and more recently the countries of Eastern and Central Europe, have launched ambitious programmes for transferring public sector property to the private sector.

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