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    A framework for a national irrigation policy and the economic and social implications for future irrigation development programmes in Tanzania

    Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 1997
    This article addresses the importance on increasing the acreage of land under irrigation within Tanzania, in order to increase food output, poverty reduction and exports.Policy recommendations within the irrigation sub-sector:Sensitise policy-makers and stakeholders on the importance of irrigationEstablish an autonomous National Irrigation CouncilEstablish a National Irri
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    Diversity in the Tanzania business community: its implications for economic growth

    Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 1997
    This report is a synopsis of the proceedings of a Workshop held at the ESRF.
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    Aid, industrialisation and economic development in Tanzania: some new ideas and old debates

    Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 1997
    This article suggests that Tanzania, like most developing countries cannot count on any significant change in the international economic environment in so far as aid is concerned.
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    Raising production levels and alleviating poverty in Tanzania's rural areas: challenges of rural transformation

    Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 2000
    This article suggests that the crucial impetus for promoting agricultural productivity and non-farm employment, in Tanzania, would have to come from a technological transformation of the agricultural sector and rural industrialisation.Policies and strategies to be adopted, in this context:Improve the linkage between policy formulation and policy executionEstablish the minimum
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    Conditions of teaching and research in Economics: some preliminary findings

    Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Pakistan, 1999
    The paper focuses on the universities and research institutes directly involved in higher education and training of economists. Recent trends indicate a preference for the subject of Economics. Furthermore, the quality of teaching and research has also deteriorated.
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    Electoral systems and political stability in Southern Africa

    Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies, Zimbabwe, 2000
    Examines the three main types of electoral systems, namely single-member plurality, single-member majoritarian and proportional representation in the context of their use in Southern Africa.
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    Financing Durban's development: 1970-1998

    School of Development Studies, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 2000
    This paper therefore represents a first attempt at describing and analysing some aspects of Durban's financial scene in the period between 1970-98; it also attempts to come to (at this stage) an impressionistic view of the kinds of development - industrial, commercial and infrastructural - that the local, national and international financial and corporate sectors made possible in this city.The
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    The debt crisis in the LDCs: a case study of Tanzania

    Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania, 1998
    This article explores the current indebtedness of LDCs, policies leading to this situation, current economic difficulties arising in LDCs and policy recommendations to deal with this issue.In the mid-1980s the deteriorating financial situation in a number of LDCs reached its climax. The ability of the LDCs to service their debts weakened and most of them failed to honour their outstandings.
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    Petroleum industry since liberalization

    Institute of Economic Affairs, Kenya, 2000
    This article discusses the incomplete nature of liberalisation of the petroleum industry in Kenya.Concludes that: The shortages in petroleum products that was common before the period of price decontrols are now non existentThe liberalization process has however been incomplete leaving the National Oil Corporation Of Kenya (NOCK) as both national regulator and active participant in
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    Think Tank transnationalisation and non-profit analysis, advice and advocacy

    Global Development Network, 2000
    This paper addresses the transnationalisation of think tank activity and the manner in which these organisations respond to emerging sources of demand in global and regional arenas. The article makes two main observations:Think tank transnationalisation is illustrative of the evolution, diversification and consolidation of civil society organisations generally in global and regional for

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