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    State-owned Development Banks in Micro-finance

    Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1997
    This note seeks to inform policymakers and other government officials about the process of transformation of the Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) unit desa (or village banking) system, and identify key factors that led to the birth of a successful micro-finance institution.
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    Key Findings from Qualitative and Quantitative Research Among the Public and Opinion Leaders [on attitudes to development policy / development aid]: summary

    Department for International Development, UK, 1996
    The objcetives of the consultation process which is reported on were: To explore existing attitudes and prejudices to Britain's overseas development programme To understand how language and communications relating to international development currently work, and might be improved To pre-test new concepts and identify approaches that achieve real domestic resonance
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    Improving the quality of teaching and learning through community participation: achievements, limitations and risks: early lessons from the schooling improvement fund in Ghana

    Department for International Development, UK, 1998
    Paper makes three main points. The first refers to the SIF’s focus on community participation. Despite some early signs of progress in increasing community commitment to school ownership, there are design shortcomings in the scope of participatory activities undertaken and in an appreciation of the practical and institutional barriers to achieving more extensive community empowerment.
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    Stabilizing capital flows to developing countries

    East Asia Crisis Workshop, IDS, 1998
    Paper attempts to contribute elements to the on-going important debate on this issue. Explores further the causes of the East Asian crisis, and examines measures for crisis prevention.
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    Poverty and environment: priorities for research and policy

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Objectives of this study are: (a) to provide an analytical overview of existing research and approaches adopted to address interlinkages between poverty and environment; (b) to identify gaps in understanding and potential conflicts between adopted approaches and priorities identified by research; and (c) to highlight policy and research priorities for future action by donors, development agencies
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    Rural finance and poverty alleviation

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 1998
    Presents information on the credit constraints that poor rural households face, derived from detailed rural household surveys conducted by IFPRI and its collaborators in nine countries of Asia and Africa (Bang ladesh, Cameroon, China, Egypt, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, and Pakistan).
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    What Happened in East Asia: How Can it be Understood and What Can Development Organisations Do?

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Analysis based on the convergence of viewpoints of a meeting held at IDS Sussex in July 1998. Policy recommendations include:Focus on structuring orderly debt workoutsModify and expand the HIPC initiativeDesign affordable safety netsEmphasise capacity building
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    Zimbabwe: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1998
    Report concentrates on ways of encouraging more sustainable smallholder agriculture in the drier regions of Zimbabwe within the context of reforms in agricultural services in a more liberal and plural economic and service environment. Paradoxically in Zimbabwe there is a need for both increased use of external inputs as well as a much greater emphasis on low external input technologies.
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    Zambia: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997
    Main purpose of this report is to present a balanced assessment of prospects for sustainable growth in smallholder agriculture in Zambia in the light of recent reforms. Given their historical underdevelopment in Zambia, and policy emphasis on the interface between state and market, the report also focuses particularly on the role of NGOs.
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    South Africa: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1998
    Concentrates on the black smallholder farming sector. Policy objectives should include:Resource Conserving Technologies: re-orientation away from large scale farmers, consideration of goals other than high input/output (risk management, labour input, gender).

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