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Small states in a global economy: the role of institutions in managing vulnerability and opportunity in small developing countriesWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001Paper examines various hypotheses about the reasons for the development performance of small developing countries in the 1960-98 period. It also examines a subgroup of countries that share the same medium-high rank in the Commonwealth Secretariat's 'Composite Vulnerability Index'.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001Botswana and Zimbabwe represent two cases of differential access to the world economy, Botswana has prospered while Zimbabwe has fallen into a deep crisis.Document
The challenges posed by globalization for economic liberalization in two Asian transitional countries: Laos and VietnamWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001Paper examines the impact of globalisation on two transitional economies in Asia. Both countries have undergone a radical economic reform process over the past decade, assisted by increases in external trade flows, foreign investment activity, and external assistance.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This paper examines the impact of increasing integration of the island economies of the South Pacific into expanding international markets, particularly that of Fiji and the Solomon Islands. The paper empirically tests how capital flows (i.e. FDI, aid flows) savings, trade (exports, and imports) affect growth.DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This study examines the relative merits of grievance-based explanations of civil conflict that stress 'Malthusian crises', and 'creed-related,' civilizational clashes against competing propositions of greed- and governance-related explanations.The results from maximum-likelihood analyses on approximately 139 countries over the entire post-Cold War period find little support for Malthusian propoDocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This study reviews the institutional structures that guide the allocation export revenue in developing countries, that are heavily dependent on a few natural resource exports.Paper suggests that conflict around natural resources is largely determined by two issues. First, how uncertain is the distribution of revenue from natural resource exports.DocumentPovertyNet, World Bank, 1999Also known as Consultations With The Poor, the report looks at poor people's definition of what comprises a good life, and the role of poverty.DocumentInternational Institute of Rural Reconstruction, 1999Indigenous knowledge (IK) is a valuable resource for development. Under certain circumstances it can be equal to or even be superior to the know- how introduced by outsiders. Development efforts should therefore consider IK and use it to best advantage. Although more and more development professionals have come to realize the potential of IK, it remains a neglected resource.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1999DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1999Series of 10 short background papers, each on a different aspect of the WTO agenda and describing how developing countries may be affected by different outcomes, and what preparations they need to make to participate effectively. Developing countries have joined the WTO in large numbers, in the expectation that its objectives of rule-based liberal trade will foster development.