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Structural adjustment and the institutional dimensions of agricultural research and development in Brazil: soybeans, wheat and sugar caneOECD Development Centre, 1992Structural adjustment, liberalisation and the pressures of technological change are having major impact on the institutional organisation of the agro-industrial sector. In industrialised countries, the private sector is positioned to play the vanguard role in the next generation of agricultural technologies.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1997Corruption comes in many varieties. In different countries it has different determining factors, forms and impacts on development. In any given context, effective policy design calls for an accurate understanding of how corruption functions in that context.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1997While the world has been mesmerised by China’s emergence as a major player in international trade, now being one of the world’s top ten traders, and also as an absorber of international capital (second only to the United States), China’s state-owned and other public sector enterprises have been quietly growing in importance as a source of international capital.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1997In principle, the sovereign credit rating industry could help mitigate the congestion externalities common to world capital markets that arise from the failure of market participants to internalise the social cost of external borrowings.DocumentConsultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1999DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 1996Urban 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.Document
Politics of integrating gender to state development processes: Bangladesh, Chile, Jamaica, Mali, Morocco and UgandaUnited Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 1995This 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.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1996The 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.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1996Political 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.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1999Globalisation 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.