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    Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1997
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    Integrating gender into environmental research and policy

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1996
    The 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,
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    Systemic risk and financial crises

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Examines 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.
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    Regulatory Challenges for Source Countries of Surges in Capital Flows

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1997
    One 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.
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    Domestic causes of currency crises: policy lessons for crisis avoidance

    OECD Development Centre, 1998
    The 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.
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    Management Information Systems for Microfinance Institutions

    Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1998
    Address common pitfalls in MIS design by targeting the two key audiences involved in an MIS-information users and systems developers.
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    Cost Allocation For Multi-service Micro-finance Institutions

    Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1998
    Presents 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.
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    Illicit Drugs: Social Impacts and Policy Responses

    United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 1994
    This 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.
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    Policy Dialogue and Gendered Development: Institutional and Ideological Constraint

    United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 1997
    The 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.
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    The Indonesian Fires and Haze of 1997: The Economic Toll

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1998
    This report presents new estimates for fire damage, combining them with a summary of haze damages from the earlier report, to assess total losses.

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