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    Taking stock: Afghan women and girls six months on

    Womankind, 2002
    This balance sheet has been created to assess progress for Afghan women and girls over the months since the Taliban was removed from power.
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    Childhood challenged: South Africa's children, HIV/AIDS and the corporate sector

    Save the Children Fund, 2002
    HIV/AIDS is now the greatest threat to child development in many parts of the world, including South Africa,and will continue to affect the lives of several generations of children.This report from Save the Children summarises research undertaken into the South African corporate sector's engagement with affected children in 2001.HIV/AIDS is a major challenge for business in South Africa,and
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    A guide for project M&E: managing for impact in rural development

    Office of Evaluation and Studies, IFAD, 2002
    IFAD’s new monitoring and evaluation (M&E) guide is a practical resource kit for project managers and M&E staff to help improve the quality and impact of projects in the field. Developed in consultation with potential users and emphasising participatory processes, the guide offers advice on how to set up and put into practice an M&E system.
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    Can a strategic grain reserve be justified in Malawi?

    2000
    Paper which examines the arguments for and against the holding of grain reserves by the Malawi government during a period of increased market liberalisation and reduced intervention.The paper provides background information and historical context to explain the current policy before looking into the arguments from four perspectives:The Governmentlacks confidence in the private
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    State of disaster: Causes, consequences & policy lessons from Malawi

    ActionAid International, 2002
    Action Aid report which examines the immediate causes and underlying vulnerabilities which led to the food crisis in Malawi in 2001 and which threatens to cause further famine in 2002. The report challenges a number of fallacies about the famine and concludes that it occurred as a result of the increased vulnerability of rural livelihoods combining with weak institutional policies and responses.
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    Demographic transition, inter-generational contracts and old age security: an emerging challenge for social policy in developing countries

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2002
    This paper reviews some of this literature on ageing in the Southern context, particularly those countries undergoing demographic transition.
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    Pension reform in Russia: a general equilibrium approach

    Economic Education and Research Consortium,, Russian Federation, 2001
    This paper explores the best time for the transitionof the pay as you go PAYG pension system to a funded one, and to estimate the feasibility of such a transformation.It attempts to establish the rules for choosing an optimal transition policy, and to work out practical recommendations as to how this transition policy could be best implemented.The authors point out the following: Dat
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    Poverty and expenditure differentiation of the Russian population

    Economic Education and Research Consortium,, Russian Federation, 2001
    The paper argues that features specific to Russian transition stipulate that poverty indicators should be calculated on the basis of expenditure rather than income.The primary objective is to reduce the bias imposed on the distribution of the Russian population by the level of wealth (poverty).The reasons for this assertion are: The established methods neglect the recent radical chan
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    Industrial growth in Kerala : trends and explanations

    Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2000
    The study traces the trends in industrial growth against the backdrop of the overall economic growth in Kerala under the influence of the ongoing economic reforms. It evaluates it against the performance of Karnataka, Tamilnadu and all-India.The study finds that the manufacturing industry in Kerala is has a low growth rate when the rest of the economy is growing well.
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    Economic policy, industrial structure, and unemployment in Russia's regions

    Economic Education and Research Consortium,, Russian Federation, 2001
    This paper looks at the formation of an efficient employment structure as an important factor in stabilizing the situation in regional labor markets and its impact on labor markets'.Analysis of regional labor market differences and the factors causing these differences are used to assess the structural imbalance in Russia's transition economy.The analyses provide alternative classifications

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