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- DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2001Armed conflict is arguably now the single most important determinant of poverty in Africa; certainly of the concentrated forms of poverty that develop when populations are displaced, livelihoods vanish and safety networks break down.DocumentMcGann Associates, 2001The article emphasises the remarkable proliferation of think tanks. This proliferation has been propelled by many factors. These include:Growing demand for information and analysis. In an increasingly complex, interdependent and information-rich world, governments and individual policy makers face the common problem of bringing expert knowledge to bear in governmental decision making.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2000Argues that the political underdevelopment that is characteristic of much of the ‘South’ largely results from the ways in which states have been created and political authority shaped through interactions with the wealthier ‘core’ countries in the context of global economic and political systems. Politically underdeveloped states are too independent of their own citizens.DocumentThe Corner House, UK, 2000Deals with the globalisation of corruption. The article suggests that if corruption is growing throughout the world, it is largely a result of the rapid privatisation (and associated practices of contracting-out and concessions) of public enterprises worldwide.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 1997There are two key elements which need to be in place if the fight to eliminate poverty is to succeed. First, a clear set of internationally agreed policies and principles which promote sustainable development and encourage environmental conservation is needed, and second, the political will to address the problems of international development in both poorer and richer countries.DocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2001This article explores the U.S.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2001This article takes a critical look at participatory poverty assessment (PPA) as a methodology and investigates the use of this methodology in various case-studies.The article:summarises key findings from recent experienceprovides guidance on appraising at the country level whether a PPA might make a useful contribution to improving the effectiveness of poverty reduction policyprDocument
Desk study of good practice in the development of PRSP indicators and monitoring systems: initial review of PRSP documentationOverseas Development Institute, 2001This report reflects the first stage of a desk study of good practice in the development of PRSP indicators and monitoring systems.The article focuses on five main areas that are of potential importance in PRSP monitoring:input monitoring (budget reforms and expenditure tracking)timely monitoring of implementation processes (by established and innovative means)measurement of povDocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2001This paper discusses the notions of practitioners of PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) in Nepal. The paper explores the history of PRA, the challenges facing PRA practice and participation.The article contextualises the advent of PRA into Nepali development practices.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2000Assesses the significance of disability as a key development issue, and its importance in relation to poverty, human rights, and the achievement of internationally agreed development targets.