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    Is globalisation good for Africa?

    School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg University, Sweden, 2002
    Globalisation or market integration in Sub-Saharan Africa is closely linked to the structural adjustment programmes.
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    Growth and poverty reduction in Ethiopia: evidence from household panel surveys

    School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg University, Sweden, 2002
    The paper investigates the poverty impact of growth in Ethiopia by analysing panel data covering the period 1994 to 1997, a period of economic recovery driven by good weather, peace, and much improved macro economic management.Unlike most developing countries, urban and rural poverty in Ethiopia are not significantly different from each other.
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    Gender and local governance

    Gender, Citizenship and Governance, 2001
    This guide, produced by SNV is intended as an overview of the literature and websites on gender and governance processes, underlining strategies and best practices. Special emphasis is given to local governance in the region of West Africa, as it serves as a base for pilot projects concerning gender and local governance in this region.Appendixes include an annotated bibliography, and further
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    Modelling the effects of trade on women: the case of Zambia

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2002
    The effects of trade on women varies depending on their educational level, their family circumstances and their tasks within households. What is the gender impact of promotion of non-traditional agricultural exports in Zambia? And that of tariff reduction?
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    Local actors, powers and accountability in African decentralizations: a review of issues

    Overseas Development Institute, 2001
    Using a literature review of existing theory and practice in decentralisation this paper (prepared for IDRC) reviews the most recent wave of African decentralisations to determine whether the new language of democratisation, pluralism and rights is being translated into law and practice.The author finds that, although little empirical research has been done, first indications are that there are
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    Arguing for the poor: elites and poverty in developing countries

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2002
    This paper, published by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), suggests that aid donors should engage more actively with the national elites of developing countries in defining anti-poverty strategies. It argues that this does not depend on those elites being altruistic or especially “pro-poor”.
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    Towards equitable financing strategies for reproductive health

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2002
    This Institute of Development Studies (IDS) working paper examines the impact of different financing regimes on the delivery of reproductive health services in low and middle income countries.
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    The struggle to develop regional industry policy: the role of the plastics and auto sectors in the Regional Chamber of ABC, São Paulo

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2002
    Focuses on the importance of local or regional policy networks. The question, asking whether conducting local or regional industrial policy is possible where local enterprises are part of a global production system.The ABC region of São Paulo provides a good opportunity for testing this proposition.
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    Finance development: invest in children

    United Nations Children's Fund, 2002
    This UNICEF report looks at the financial investments needed to free children from poverty and meet targets set under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The report focuses on the investments needed by governments and international organisations in health, education, and water and sanitation to secure the well-being of children.
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    The State of the World's Children 2002

    United Nations Children's Fund, 2002
    Governments, as well as international institutions, must be held accountable for their leadership in putting the rights and well-being of children above all other concerns.The 2002 issue of UNICEF's The State of the World's Children, focuses on issues of leadership and, indeed calls for leadership from all continents and all sectors of society.

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