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    Restructuring and the role of international financial institutions: a Korean view

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2001
    This paper examines the role of international financial institutions (IFIs) based on Koreas experience of restructuring and crisis management.An analysis of the Korean experience indicates that structural defects in the financial and corporate sectors played a major role in the crisis.
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    Searching for a better regional surveillance mechanism in East Asia

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2002
    This paper critically reviews existing surveillance mechanisms for financial cooperation, and explores measures to strengthen the surveillance process through regional policy dialogue.While the East Asian crisis underscored the need for regional cooperation, currently, only shallow forms of financial cooperation (comprising a common international reserve pooling or mutual credit arrangement) ex
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    Job security and flexibility in Korea

    Korean Labor Institute, Korea, 2002
    The paper reviews post-crisis changes in job security regulations, labor market flexibility and labor market policies in Korea.
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    Entry, exit and aggregate productivity growth: micro evidence on Korean manufacturing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2000
    Using the plant level panel data on Korean manufacturing during the 1990-98 period, this study assesses the role of entry and exit in enhancing aggregate productivity, both qualitatively and quantitatively.The main findings of this study are: Plant entry and exit rates in Korean manufacturing seem quite high: they are higher than in the U.S or several developing countries for which comp
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    Expanding cities – shrinking resources

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    In sub-Saharan Africa, cities are growing rapidly, but this growth is not being accompanied by widespread economic prosperity or wealth distribution. What does this means for the region's poor? This paper investigates the accelerating process of urban development and looks at appropriate ways of improving residential land management.
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    Government of India Budget 2000-2001 and Gender

    BRIDGE, 2000
    The Government of India's Budget 2000-2001 was presented by the Finance Minister on February 29, 2000. This paper presents the first step towards a gender-sensitive analysis of the budget.
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    Trade, Gender and Employment Issues

    BRIDGE, 2000
    While there are some case studies providing evidence of impact on employment of women at the micro level in India, there is a lack of evidence on impact on female intensity of employment across various export sectors at the macro level.
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    Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa

    2000
    Information is universally acknowledged to be central to sustainable and equitable development. In Africa, however, access to information is limited, and especially so for rural women. The new information and communication technologies(ICTs), centred mostly on the Internet, provide potential to redress this imbalance.
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    Misalignment of the baht, trade imbalances and the crisis in Thailand

    Centre for International Economic Studies, School of Economics of the University of Adelaide, 2000
    This paper examines Thailands exchange rate policies over a twenty year period from 1981 to 1999, in particular the level of misalignment of the exchange rate prior to the crisis, and its consequent effect on the trade balance with the US and Japan.The paper finds the following:Moderate misalignments for the real effective exchange rate for the bilateral exchange rate against the US dol
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    Yellow Card (Film)

    Yellow Card, 1998
    An African film targeting young men is being used across Africa to educate young people about sexual health issues and HIV/AIDS. Filmed in Zimbabwe, Yellow Card focuses on teenage pregnancy, which is often considered a girl's problem, and explores what happens when a boy is held accountable for his actions.

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