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- DocumentZed Books Limited, 2001Women in the North and South have struggled to protect the environment and reproductive rights, mobilised against poverty and racism, fought the inequalities imposed by structural adjustment policies (SAPs) and campaigned for human rights.Document1999Economic reforms under the 'New Structural Adjustment Programme' in India include the de-regulation of the economy to allow free market forces to operate unhindered. With increasing global economic competition, employment conditions have declined and government spending on social welfare services has decreased.DocumentMacmillan Education Ltd, London and Oxford, 1999The feminisation of the agriculture and agro-industrial labour force in Chile is the outcome of the worldwide process of globalisation and Chile's shift to a neo-liberal model of development since the mid-1970s. Fresh fruit exported from Chile and many other developing nations has increased dramatically.DocumentBRIDGE, 2001Analysis of value chains incorporates all aspects from design, through production to final distribution and consumption. These activities are embedded within prevailing gender relations that affect value chains at every stage, however gender is often overlooked. Conversely the operation of value chains can affect the prevailing gender division of labour in different localities.Document2001The South African Government's trade and industrial policies are shifting the economy onto a path of capital intensification. Allied to this, firms are undergoing a process of extensive restructuring. The restructuring process in labour intensive industries has resulted in massive job losses in sectors that have traditionally employed large numbers of women.Document
Women and Labour Market Changes in the Global Economy: Growth Helps, Inequalities Hurt and Public Policy Matters1999Significant inefficiencies arise from persistent gender differentials in the labour market and the resulting losses are borne primarily by women. The paper concludes that inequalities can have significantly adverse effects on welfare, and market-based development alone can be a weak instrument for reducing inequality between the sexes.DocumentLand Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002Short critique of Burmese land and agricultural policy, as implemented in recent years by the military government (State Law and Order Restoration Council - SLORC)DocumentLand Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002The five Central Asian countries that gained their independence at the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 have followed different paths of transition to a market economy in the agricultural sector. Kyrgyzstan has been the most aggressive in restructuring agricultural enterprises, privatizing land, and promoting individual farming.DocumentLand Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002Examines ways in which the rate of hand-pump sustainability may be improved.The main conclusion is that sustainability is more likely through using good quality products, and by assuring reliable management services are provided by the users. The latter should be backed up by a reliable spares supply chain as well as by locally available mechanics trained in advanced repairs.