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    Malawi: Services and policies needed to support sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997
    Malawi’ s smallholder agriculture is facing a crisis, particularly in the more populated south. There is an insidious combination of land shortage, continuous cultivation of maize, declining soil fertility, low yields, deforestation, poverty and high population growth rate.
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    Botswana: Encouraging sustainable family sector agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997
    Paper concentrates on services and policies needed to support sustainable family sector agriculture in the east of Botswana where the majority of the population and the largest number of resource poor people are concentrated. It does not attempt to look in detail at the needs of the 'Remote Area Dwellers’ although they experience extreme poverty, as this is a specific subject area.
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    Foreign Aid, Democratisation and Civil Society in Africa: A Study of South Africa, Ghana and Uganda

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1999
    Examines how a range of foreign donors has developed civil society initiatives in Ghana, Uganda and South Africa. All three countries form part of the new generation of African states that are seen as turning their back on decades of authoritarian rule, instead embracing open government and open economies in productive 'partnerships' with the West.
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    China's Unfinished Open-Economy Reforms: Liberalisation of Services

    OECD Development Centre, 1999
    During the 1990s, China has experienced a surge in imports of services, particularly those of communication, insurance and other business services, despite the fact that the authorities have maintained a plethora of restrictive measures limiting access to the service sector.
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    Participatory Governance: The Missing Link for Poverty Reduction

    OECD Development Centre, 1999
    Empowerment of the poor is one ingredient in effective poverty reduction. A demand-driven participatory approach enhances effectiveness and efficiency. Accountability is the central lever for participatory governance. Capacity building is necessary for making participatory governance a reality.
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    After the Great Asian Slump: towards a coherent approach to global capital Flows

    OECD Development Centre, 1999
    The unprecedented withdrawal of foreign private capital from Asia, more than 10 per cent of GDP in the crisis countries, confronts them with a transfer problem.
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    Pension Reform: Lessons from Latin America

    OECD Development Centre, 1999
    There are benefits from Latin American pension reform, but they have been overestimated. The approaches taken in second-generation reforms and their still early results hold lessons for OECD and non-OECD countries alike. A partial shift to funding is feasible and can be financed in different ways; partial funding of pensions can lead to greater risk diversification.
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    Review of progress made in the definition of the right to adequate food in international law: States' obligations, international organizations' obligations and the role of the private sector.

    FAO Right to Food, 1999
    The paper places the effort to define and clarify the rights to food and nutrition within the wider framework of international law and relations based on the United Nations Charter.
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    What is the Right to Food?

    FAO Right to Food, 1999
    FAO publication in response to the 50th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration o Human Rights.
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    Recent FAO experiences in land reform and land tenure

    Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1997
    Brief summary of FAO’s experience in agrarian reform and the most relevant activities of the current programme related to this field. It argues that the type of agrarian reform that considers the redistribution of land from the rich to the poor either through confiscation or through pre-emptive buyouts belongs to the past.

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