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    How much is enough?: estimating requirements for subsidized contraceptives : results from a ten-country analysis

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2002
    As the number of women of reproductive age grows and as the proportion of those women using modern contraceptive methods increases, total global demand for contraceptive commodities is expected to grow by more than 40 percent by the year 2015.
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    Broadening commercial sector participation in reproductive health : the role of public sector prices on markets for oral contraceptives

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2002
    This paper focuses on oral contraceptives and addresses whether the commercial sector would be capable of serving some of the users currently receiving their supplies from the public sector.
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    Winners and losers: assessing the distributional impact of privatization

    Center for Global Development, USA, 2002
    While 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 lea
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    Commodity dependence, trade, and growth: when ”openness” is not enough

    Center for Global Development, USA, 2002
    Levels 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.
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    Inequality does cause underdevelopment

    Center for Global Development, USA, 2002
    This 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 inco
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    What Use is Queer Theory to Development?

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2000
    Sexuality 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.
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    Programme Brief on Gender and HIV/AIDS

    United Nations Population Fund, 2002
    Women 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.
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    Gender and Relationships: A Practical Action Kit for Young People

    Healthlink Worldwide [formerly Appropriate Health Resources and Technologies Action Group ], 2001
    Gender 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.
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    Towards Gender Equality in Angola: A Profile on Gender Relations

    Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 2000
    How 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.
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    Country WID Profile on Indonesia

    Japan International Cooperation Agency, 1999
    The 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.

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