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- DocumentFAO Right to Food, 1999FAO publication in response to the 50th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration o Human Rights.DocumentLand Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1997Brief 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.DocumentLand Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 1997Traces some general correlations and interlinkages between rural food security and decentralization. This is attempted from the viewpoint of rural institutions and organizations, a dimension that past attempts at integrated rural development have neglected.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1999Uses a computable general equilibrium (CGE) extension of earlier partial equilibrium analyses of static gains from regional economic integration in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Southern Africa. Both models are based on 37 sectors for each of 12 SADC countries.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1999In a seminal and provocative book, Putnam argues that levels of trust, interest in public affairs and political participation are the most important explanatory features of the differential institutional performance across Italian regions over time.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 1999Reviews experinces of causes and reponses to complex humanitarian emergencies (CHEs).Considers root causes to be: horizontal inequality between different social groupscrises in state legitimacy worsening economic conditionsexternal shocks environmental conditionsRecommended preventitive policy actions include: group inclusive policiesexpansion of eDocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 1998Presents an up-to-date survey of the comparison issue between state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and township and village enterprises (TVEs) in China.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 1999The last decade has witnessed an explosion in the use of Participatory Rural Appraisal methods. Some advocates of the approach have even claimed that PRA represents a 'new scientific paradigm'. This paper examines these claims, highlighting influences from post-modern philosophy and exploring the social theory underlying the proposed paradigm.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 1999Review identifies key concepts for the description of the policy making process, and identifies a 21 point check-list of the events most likely to make policy-decisions happen.The key argument of the paper is that a ‘linear model’ of policy-making, characterised by objective analysis of options and separation of policy from implementation, is inadequate.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 1999Process documentation and monitoring (PDR) raises a number of controversial issues relating to how the interaction between power, information generation and knowledge is manifested. PDR relies for its success on a willingness to put sometimes sensitive information in the public domain.