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- DocumentSave the Children Fund, 2001World 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?DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This 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.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2001Paper 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.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2001The 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.Document
Small states in a global economy: the role of institutions in managing vulnerability and opportunity in small developing countriesWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001Paper 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'.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This 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 propoDocumentPovertyNet, World Bank, 1999Also 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.DocumentInternational Institute of Rural Reconstruction, 1999Indigenous 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.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1999Series 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.DocumentPolicy Research Working Papers, World Bank, 1995Problems 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.