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- DocumentCenter for Global Development, USA, 2002While most technical assessments classify privatization as a success, it remains widely and increasingly unpopular, largely because of the perception that it is fundamentally unfair, both in conception and execution.This repoprt reviews the increasing (but still uneven) literature and conclude that most privatization programs appear to have worsened the distribution of assets and income, at leaDocumentCenter for Global Development, USA, 2002Levels and changes in the value of exports and imports divided by aggregate GDP (the trade/GDP ratio) are occasionally used as measures of trade “openness.” The oft-quoted work of Dollar and Kraay (2001) and the World Bank (2002) uses changes in the trade/GDP as a basis for classifying countries as “globalizers” or “non-globalizers.DocumentCenter for Global Development, USA, 2002This paper argues that the conflicting results in the voluminous recent literature on inequality and growth are missing the big picture on inequality and long-run economic development.Consistent with the provocative hypothesis of Engerman and Sokoloff 1997 and Sokoloff and Engerman 2000, this paper confirms with cross-country data that commodity endowments predict the middle class share of incoDocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2000Sexuality has only recently emerged as a development concern since it has been seen as an issue which can only be dealt with once 'basic' or material (ie economic) needs are satisfied.DocumentUnited Nations Population Fund, 2002Women and girls physiological susceptibility to HIV is compounded by social, cultural, economic and legal forms of discrimination. Lack of respect for women's human rights, gender-based violence and lack of access to gender- sensitive sexual health education and services leave women and girls disproportionately vulnerable to HIV.DocumentHealthlink Worldwide [formerly Appropriate Health Resources and Technologies Action Group ], 2001Gender has a big impact on male and female behaviour, but most young people are not aware of the effect of gender on their lives. This kit is designed to help young people facilitating youth programmes and adults working with young people to integrate gender issues into sexual and reproductive health programmes.DocumentSwedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 2000How has the long war in Angola impacted on gender relations there? To what extent are Angolan women able to balance their increasingly western-influenced life styles with their strong ties to African values? This country profile provides an overview of the situation of urban and peri-urban women in the country.DocumentJapan International Cooperation Agency, 1999The severe economic crisis of 1997 continues to have a negative impact on social, political and economic life in Indonesia. In spite of the positive changes expected from the election of President Wahid and Vice President Megawati in 1999, gender-based discrimination remains widespread.DocumentWorld Business Council for Sustainable Development, 2002Aimed at the business community, this report looks at the rising interest in using market solutions to address some of the world's most pressing problems such as population, wealth, nutrition, health, education, consumption, energy, emissions, efficiency, ecosystems, agriculture, freshwater, urbanization, mobility, communications, labor, democracy, accountability and privatDocumentPoverty Elimination Programme, UNDP, 2002Focuses on ways to reduce poverty and sustain growth through sound and equitable environmental management.