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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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    Who owns the media?

    World Bank, 2001
    This article explores who controls the world's media.
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    Efficiency, accountability and implementation: public sector reform in East and Southern Africa

    United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 2001
    Five questions central to public sector reform in East and Southern Africa, and consistent with their proclaimed thrust, are addressed in this paper:Has the size of government employment changed since the mid-1980s?Have government functions become more focused on 'core' activities, such as health and education, during this period?Have real wage levels changed?Has accountability
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    The heart of the matter: donors, development assistance, and Public Sector Reform

    Institute on Governance, 2001
    The article looks at the present consensus on Public Sector Reform (PSR), and its effect on development.
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    Public-private partnership for the provision of public goods: theory and an application to NGOs

    Programme for the Study of Economic Organisation and Public Policy, LSE, 1999
    Analyzes the role of public and private responsibility in the provision of public goods.The paper emphasizes that a typical public good will require many different inputs which raises the possibility of partnerships to exploit comparative advantages of different parties.