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    Disability, poverty and development

    Department for International Development, UK, 2000
    Assesses 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.
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    The bitterest pill of all: the collapse of Africa's health system

    Save the Children Fund, 2001
    World leaders are discussing a multi-billion dollar package of initiatives aimed at tackling major diseases in poor countries. However, economic crisis and unsuccessful reforms in the past two decades have left many nations with failing health systems. What groundwork is needed before such vast resources are committed?
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    Growth, governance and poverty: a cross-country analysis

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This paper seeks to discern and evaluate the process by which economic growth leads to poverty alleviation and attempt to identify the role of governance institutions in that process. The article asks 'do institutions matter in determining the poverty performance of economic growth?'.The paper has two primary goals.
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    Towards accountability: narrowing the gap between NGO priorities and local realities in Thailand

    Overseas Development Institute, 2001
    Paper addresses the debate that the gap between local priorities and NGO accountability can be wide. It explores a highly informal line of accountability that emerged between an internationally funded NGO and a village community in southern Thailand.
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    Food security and the WTO

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2001
    The link between multilateral rules and the food security of individuals is often indirect, and the data required to forecast the effects of change are often lacking. This Briefing provides a road map from the deliberations in Geneva to the potential effects on the ground.
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    Small states in a global economy: the role of institutions in managing vulnerability and opportunity in small developing countries

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    Paper examines various hypotheses about the reasons for the development performance of small developing countries in the 1960-98 period. It also examines a subgroup of countries that share the same medium-high rank in the Commonwealth Secretariat's 'Composite Vulnerability Index'.
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    Paradise is a bazaar?: greed, creed, grievance and governance

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This study examines the relative merits of grievance-based explanations of civil conflict that stress 'Malthusian crises', and 'creed-related,' civilizational clashes against competing propositions of greed- and governance-related explanations.The results from maximum-likelihood analyses on approximately 139 countries over the entire post-Cold War period find little support for Malthusian propo
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    Voices of the poor

    PovertyNet, World Bank, 1999
    Also known as Consultations With The Poor, the report looks at poor people's definition of what comprises a good life, and the role of poverty.
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    Recording and using indigenous knowledge: A manual

    International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, 1999
    Indigenous knowledge (IK) is a valuable resource for development. Under certain circumstances it can be equal to or even be superior to the know- how introduced by outsiders. Development efforts should therefore consider IK and use it to best advantage. Although more and more development professionals have come to realize the potential of IK, it remains a neglected resource.
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    WTO: Understanding the Development Angle [Trade and Development Background Briefings]

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1999
    Series of 10 short background papers, each on a different aspect of the WTO agenda and describing how developing countries may be affected by different outcomes, and what preparations they need to make to participate effectively. Developing countries have joined the WTO in large numbers, in the expectation that its objectives of rule-based liberal trade will foster development.

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