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    Tanzania's hesitant and disjointed constitutional reform process

    Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies, Zimbabwe, 2000
    The paper examines the process of constitutional transition that has been taking place in Tanzania since 1989 .The paper argues that the single most important problem in Tanzania today is the lack of a clear and demonstrated commitment to democratization reflected in a deliberately hesitant transition strategy.Written before the October 2000 elections, the paper examines the claims of oppositio
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    Multi-sectoral support of basic and girls' education

    US Agency for International Development, 2000
    The study provides an overview of how and to what extent the religious, business and media sectors have supported girls' education in developing countries in order to understand their role in and potential for supporting girls' education activities. It categorises sector activities into three areas: policy advocacy, opinion-making and service provision.
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    Improving the operation of urban water supply systems in India: a discussion of unaccounted for water

    US Agency for International Development, 2000
    Project report from the Indo-US FIRE(D) project which aims to institutionalise the delivery of commercially viable urban infrastructure and services at the state, regional and national levels.
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    Capital flows to developing countries of the international financial system

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2000
    This article discusses, in the wake of the recent financial crisis (which has had a particularly severe effect on developing countries) led to wide ranging debate on international financial reform. The article indicates that this debate has led to the need to confront the implications of the huge growth of international capital movements.
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    The root causes of humanitarian emergencies

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This article aims identify the 'root causes' of complex humanitarian emergencies and means of avoiding such emergencies.What conditions cause such emergencies?
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    Equity in health in unequal societies: towards health equity during rapid social change

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2000
    This paper explores the implications for health policy of the segmentation of society into social groups with very different levels of income and wealth.
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    Conflict and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa: an assessment of the issues and evidence

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2001
    Armed 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.
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    Globalization and the growth of think tanks

    McGann Associates, 2001
    The 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.
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    New Institutional theory, institutional reform and poverty reduction

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2000
    Argues 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.
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    Exporting corruption: privatisation, multinationals and bribery

    The Corner House, UK, 2000
    Deals 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.

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