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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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    Africa's growth tragedy : a retrospective, 1960 - 89

    Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank, 1995
    Problems associated with Sub Saharan Africa's slow growth are low school attainment, political instability, poorly developed financial systems, large blackmarket exchange rate premia, large government deficits, and inadequate infrastructure. Improving policies alone boosts growth substantially.
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    Economic liberalisation and employment in South Asia

    Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Bonn, 2000
    Examines the impact on employment growth (total, agriculture, industry), unemployment, real wages, wage inequalities between skilled and unskilled workers, women’s employment and child labour. It also analyses whether labour rigidities have affected the employment growth in South Asian countries.
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    The economics of international agreements for the protection of environmental and agricultural resources

    FAO Hypermedia Collection on Desertification, 1995
    The purpose of this paper is to review the economics of international environmental agreements (IEAs) and draw Implications for the international issues that are relevant to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Three chapters follow this introduction.
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    HIV/AIDS as a human security issue: a gender perspective

    United Nations [UN] Division for the Advancement of Women, 2000
    The HIV/AIDS epidemic today is not simply a health issue. Its spread and impact cuts across all levels of society causing important consequences for human security.
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    Corruption Perceptions Index

    Transparency International, 1999
    This annual index is based on seven international surveys of business people, political analysts and the general public and it reflects their perception of corruption in 52 countries. Updated annually

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