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    Diversification, employment and development: towards a long-term strategy for an oil-exporting country: the case of Iran

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2001
    In light of the prediction that oil reserves will be exhausted within the next 30 years this study proposes a long-term development strategy for Iran as an oil exporting country to meet the two long-term development goals of employment creation and diversification.The paper draws the following conclusions: The structure of the active population, including women, has been and will contin
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    Child labor and poverty transmission: no room for dreams

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2001
    It is widely believed that poverty is the main reason for child labour. Recent studies have focused on the impact of poverty on child labour. It is often assumed that parents send their children to work only if they are poverty stricken.
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    Women, Gender and HIV/AIDS in East and Southeast Asia Kit

    2001
    HIV/AIDS is a gender issue because men and women are vulnerable in different ways and vulnerability is influenced by the interaction of a wide range of personal and societal factors, including knowledge of and access to support services. A major factor in the spread of HIV through East and Southeast Asia is the mobility of its people.
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    An Introduction to Promoting Sexual Health for Men Who Have Sex with Men and Gay Men: A Training Manual

    2001
    South Asia currently has very few services addressing the needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) and gay men, and many experience discrimination when accessing mainstream health care services. This means there is a major gap in services for a large group of people living with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
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    Globalisation: the argument of our time

    OpenDemocracy, 2002
    Series of short discussions between academics and campaigners on globalisation issues covering: What is globalisation?Is globalisation new?Are the protesters right?Does the WTO work?New approaches for international collaborationIs the European Union an alternativeIs global democracy possible?International law as the balance to economic globalisation
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    Community mobilization for orphans in Zambia: an assessment of the orphans and vulnerable children programme of Project Concern International

    Displaced Children and Orphans Fund & Patrick J. Leahy War Victims Fund, USAID, 1999
    An estimated 78 percent of Zambia’s current orphans are the result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.The paper argues that:finding effective ways to mitigate the impacts of HIV/AIDS on children and families must become a top national prioritystrategies to mitigate the problems of AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children must focus on strengthening the capacities of the extended family and
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    Genomics and world health

    World Health Organization, 2002
    In the coming decades, information generated by genomics will have major benefits for the prevention, diagnosis and management of many diseases which have been difficult or impossible to control.The purpose of this report is to help the 191 WHO Member States to ensure that genome technology is used to reduce rather than exacerbate global inequalities in health status.
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    Job opportunites with Women's World Banking

    Women's World Banking, 2002
    Women’s World Banking, a global network of microfinancing institutions, seeks to change the way the world works by connecting poor women to economic and financial systems.Information about opportunities to work with WWB is available on the organisational website
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    Surmounting the challenges of globalization

    Finance and Development, IMF, 2002
    Short, polemical statement on the actions needed on globalisation issues from senior IMF official, arguing that:besides finding solutions to problems, we need to find ways to implement them effectivelywe need to ensure that measures are taken to meet internationally agreed targetswe need to revisit the institutions of global governance, to establish mechanisms to implement global s
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    Making globalization work for the poor

    Finance and Development, IMF, 2002
    Argues that globalisation is not necessarily good for the poor. Within many developing countries, globalization is exacerbating inequalities at various levels. Income gaps based on access to markets, productive assets, and education are widening, acting as a brake on poverty-reduction efforts.

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