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- DocumentOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1997DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1996The purpose of this paper is to show why gender issues are important in local natural resource management; to examine in what ways and with what effects environmental policies and programmes have attempted to incorporate concerns for women in the past; and to suggest how the situation can be improved in future.This introductory chapter discusses the importance of including the social dimension,DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1998Examines the theoretical background for understanding the dynamic of capital flows, with particular emphasis on an analysis of the volatility of capital flows as well as their effects on national economies, and in particular on developing and transition economies.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 1997One of the more surprising developments in international financial markets over the last decade has been the growing role of foreign portfolio investment as a channel for international capital flows to developing countries. This is not, however, the first time there has been an abrupt shift in channels or in the volume of flows to these countries.DocumentOECD Development Centre, 1998The recent currency crises in Latin America and Asia have hit countries with strong macroeconomic fundamentals but weak domestic financial systems. Private capital flows, attracted by disorderly financial liberalisation and exchange rate pegs, reversed abruptly when financial-sector weaknesses became apparent.DocumentConsultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1998Address common pitfalls in MIS design by targeting the two key audiences involved in an MIS-information users and systems developers.DocumentConsultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1998Presents a series of questions MFI managers should ask themselves about allocating costs and assets among costs centers. Using examples from the field and a hypothetical case called Microfem, the paper explores alternative answers to these questions and considers the implications of cost allocation for the financial statements of multi-service MFIs using a non-integrated approach.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 1994This paper examines the social consequences of illicit drug production, trafficking and consumption, as well as the factors contributing to the global drug problem. In the light of this analysis, it considers the potential and limitations of the various possible policy responses — both those strategies already attempted and those that have as yet only been proposed.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 1997The concept of policy dialogue has gained increasing currency in recent years as a mechanism for promoting equitable, violence-free and sustainable development. Yet despite its wide usage — by international agencies and governments — the concept of policy dialogue has escaped sustained analytical scrutiny.DocumentIDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1998This report presents new estimates for fire damage, combining them with a summary of haze damages from the earlier report, to assess total losses.