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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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    Namibia: encouraging sustainable smallholder agriculture

    Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd, 1997
    Report recommends agriculture-sector poliy objective of risk reduction, production stability, and the diversification of agricultural and non-agricultural economic opportunities in the rural areas. The most fundamental problem remains, seven years after independence, the lack of a clear policy, administrative structures and legislation dealing with land allocation, tenure and management.
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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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