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    Mongolia in transition: a role for distance education?

    School of Continuing Education, University of Nottingham, 1995
    Mongolia is experiencing severe economic problems which are eroding its education system as well as reducing the living standards of many. Like former Communist countries in Eastern Europe, Mongolia is seeking new ways of meeting urgent needs for education and training with very limited resources. Can distance education play a role?
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    Open and distance learning in the Gobi Desert: non-formal education for nomadic women

    School of Continuing Education, University of Nottingham, 1999
    The use of open and distance learning for non-formal education is much less represented in the literature than for formal education.
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    The gender dimension of economic transition in Mongolia

    School of Continuing Education, University of Nottingham, 2000
    This article asks two questions in relation to the abrupt political and economic transitions in Mongolia: Firstly, why does gender matter in economics? Secondly, what gender-related issues have emerged as a result of transition in Mongolia?The article concludes that:economic transition has changed the nature of male and female participation in the Mongolian economy.
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    Paper tiger, hidden dragons: the responsibility of international financial institutions for Indonesian forest destruction, social conflict and the financial crisis of Asia Pulp & Paper

    Friends of the Earth, 2001
    This report documents the environmental and social impacts of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), assesses the role of international financial institutions in fuelling APP’s unsustainable and damaging operations and examines the link between this unsustainable practice and APP's financial crisis.Financial institutions should acknowledge that it is far more than the financial failure of APP that proves tha
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    Literature survey on intellectual property rights and sustainable human development

    Department for International Development, UK, 2000
    The references are arranged by the following subject areas:general textsagricultural development and food securitybiodiversity and the environmentIPRs and biotechnologyIPRs, media and information technologyhuman rightsbusiness and industrial developmentthe knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous peoples and local communitiespublic educationpub
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    Land reform bulletin [2000-2002]

    Sustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 2001
    Articles in this edition develop several areas and introduce specific experiences relating to land reform. The main thread running through the articles is that of change; how we can help to understand what change means and how it can be managed.
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    Rural women’s access to land in Latin America

    Sustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 1999
    Paper addresses the following concerns:rural women have limited access to and control of landmost agrarian reforms and legislation that directly or indirectly regulate access to land discriminate against womenthe establishment of legal frameworks with a gender perspective and the elimination of cultural and institutional factors that prevent the recognition of women as producers ar
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    No quick fix: a sustained response to HIV/AIDS and children

    Save the Children Fund, 2001
    Report looks at how the AIDS epidemic is affecting children and young people, what is being done to address the consequences of the epidemic, and possible ways forwardPaper addresses the UN Declaration of Commitment to combatting HIV/AIDS, and makes recommendations, specifically regarding the following issues:comprehensive responses to the epidemicincreased prevention efforts, espec
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    Joint Public Private Initiatives: meeting children’s right to health?

    Save the Children Fund, 2001
    Paper asks: to what extent can new forms of international co-operation in the field of health, so-called public private partnerships, meet children's rights?
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    WTO negotiation and accession: issues for vulnerable economies

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    The paper discusses i) the costs and benefits to be expected by least-developed and low-income ('vulnerable') economies if they accede to the WTO ii) the impact of current debates about WTO reform on vulnerable economies iii) measures to make it easier for vulnerable economies to accede to and actively participate in the WTO.This paper first reviews the status of vulnerable economies vis-à-vis

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