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    Women Resist Globalization: Mobilizing for Livelihoods and Rights

    Zed Books Limited, 2001
    Women 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.
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    Gender Implications of the "New" Economic Policy: a Conceptual Overview

    1999
    Economic 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.
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    Women and Agribusiness: Working Miracles in the Chilean Fruit Export Sector

    Macmillan Education Ltd, London and Oxford, 1999
    The 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.
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    Gender, Flexibility and Global Value Chains

    BRIDGE, 2001
    Analysis 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.
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    Economic Policy and Women's Informal Work in South Africa

    2001
    The 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.
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    Women and Labour Market Changes in the Global Economy: Growth Helps, Inequalities Hurt and Public Policy Matters

    1999
    Significant 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.
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    Control of land and life in Burma

    Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
    Short critique of Burmese land and agricultural policy, as implemented in recent years by the military government (State Law and Order Restoration Council - SLORC)
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    Agrarian Reform in Uzbekistan and Other Central Asian Countries

    Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
    The 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.
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    Improving community based management of boreholes: a case study from Malawi

    Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
    Examines 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.
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    Zambia Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

    Southern African Regional Poverty Network, 2002
    Poverty situation analsyis and strategy paper for Zambia

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