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    Pastoralism and sustainable livelihoods: an emerging agenda

    Natural Resources Institute, UK, 2000
    Highlights some issues arising for donor support to pastoralism and pastoralists from the recent elaboration of the sustainable livelihoods (SL) approach.
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    The Least Developed Countries Report 2002: escaping the poverty trap

    United Nations [UN] Conference on Trade and Development, 2002
    This Report is the first international comparative analysis of poverty in the LDCs. It is based on a new set of poverty estimates constructed specifically for the Report.
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    Japan's new trade policy: good or bad for ASEAN?

    Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Developpement International, 2001
    This paper assesses the possible outcomes of the opening of the Japanese market to trade with ASEAN countries.
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    Globalization and institution building

    Thailand Development Research Institute, 2000
    This paper discusses institution building and the challenges of globalization in the post-crisis scenario in East Asia.The paper notes: Challenges of globalization have to be met in the context of rapid changes in socio-economic structures and traditional governance structures. Emphasis is placed on the multi-dimensional aspects of globalisation and governance There is a need to
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    Economic slowdown and domestic politics: Malaysia boleh?

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2001
    This paper attempts to examine how the economic slowdown in Malaysia after the Asian crisis has affected domestic politics.
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    Documentation from the "Working Seminar on Methods for Measuring Women's Empowerment in a Southern African Context",2001

    Q Web Sweden: a Women's Empowerment Base, 2001
    The documentation answers the following questions: what methods or tools should NGOs and evaluators use to measure women's empowerment? What are the lessons learned of NGOs in a southern African context on measuring empowerment in rural Zimbabwe and among women micro entrepreneurs in Namibia? What are good indicators of empowerment among women in politics?
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    Globalization in history: a geographical perspective

    National Bureau of Economic Research, USA, 2001
    This paper argues that a geographical perspective is fundamental to understanding comparative economic development in the context of globalization.Central to this view is the role of agglomeration in productivity performance; size and location matter.
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    Financial systems, economic growth, and globalization

    National Bureau of Economic Research, USA, 2001
    This paper brings together two strands of the economic literature -- that on the finance-growth nexus and that on capital market integration -- and explores key issues surrounding each strand through institutional and country histories and formal quantitative analysis.It begins with studies of the Dutch Republic, England, the U.S., France, Germany and Japan that span three centuries, detailing
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    ICTs for the empowerment of indigenous women in Bolivia: an experience in OMAK

    GDNet document store, 2001
    This paper addresses the issues surrounding accessibilty and use of ICTs by indigenous Aymara women in Bolivia.The paper analyses work being undertaken by OMAK an indigenous women's organisation in Bolivia, which is carrying out participatory action research in order to ascertain the ways in which Aymara women use information.
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    Livelihoods and rural poverty reduction in Malawi

    Overseas Development Group, East Anglia University (UEA) School of Development Studies, 2002
    This paper takes a critical view of the PRSP and decentralisation processes in Malawi based on investigations of rural livelihoods in eight villages in the Dedza and Zomba districts. The paper finds that rural Malawians confront multiple severe constraints including:

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