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    How to protect developing countries from volatility of capital flows?

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Iimportant changes need to be made in the international monetary system as a whole – and in recipient country policies – to avoid costly crises, as well as to manage them better if they do occur.
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    The East Asian Currency Crisis: A Survey of the Debate on its Causes and Possible Solutions

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    This survey looks into various explanations advanced for the international and national causes of the crisis, then looks into different approaches to crisis management and preventionIn spite of all the uncertainty surrounding the topic there are some general conclusions one can draw from events so far.
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    How CGAP Member Donors Fund Micro-finance Institutions

    Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1999
    This FOCUS Note emanated from CGAP's Secretariat fielding the same questions from numerous micro-finance practitioners world wide: "How do the Member Donors of CGAP fund micro-finance institutions?
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    State-owned Development Banks in Micro-finance

    Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1997
    This note seeks to inform policymakers and other government officials about the process of transformation of the Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) unit desa (or village banking) system, and identify key factors that led to the birth of a successful micro-finance institution.
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    Key Findings from Qualitative and Quantitative Research Among the Public and Opinion Leaders [on attitudes to development policy / development aid]: summary

    Department for International Development, UK, 1996
    The objcetives of the consultation process which is reported on were: To explore existing attitudes and prejudices to Britain's overseas development programme To understand how language and communications relating to international development currently work, and might be improved To pre-test new concepts and identify approaches that achieve real domestic resonance
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    Agricultural Statistics and Environmental Issues

    Faostat, FAO, 1996
    Addresses particular environmental concerns in the context of the agricultural data which the FAO's Statistics Division compiles. Furthermore, it brings out clearly the importance of a strong statistical foundation on which to formulate and study a number of environmental concerns of the next century. [author]
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    A provisional world climate resources inventory based on the length-of-growing-period concept

    Soil Resources, Management and Conservation Service,, FAO, 1998
    The length of the available growing period (LGP) concept, was developed by FAO in the late seventies to quantify the period when temperature and moisture conditions are such to allow crop growth. FAO applied it in an agroecological inventory and rainfed crop suitability evaluation in the tropics and subtropics. This method is expanded here to take into account temperate and colder conditions.
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    Terminology for Integrated Resources Planning and Management

    Soil Resources, Management and Conservation Service,, FAO, 1998
    To achieve an integrated approach to the planning and management of land resources, cooperation among experts from the disciplines involved and integration of the respective results are required in order to identify and evaluate all biophysical, socio-economic and legal attributes of the land. The glossary aims to contribute to the development of a common technical language.
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    The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Production of Agricultural Commodities and Related Fertilizer Use to 2000

    Land and Plant Nutrition Management Service, FAO, 1997
    The FAO's World Food Model (WFM) was used to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the impact of trade liberalization on the use of fertilizer. The WFM is a multicommodity, partial equilibrium model with individual country coverage and agricultural commodity details. The simulation results of WFM formed the basis for quantifying the impact of the Uruguay Rounds on the use of fertilizer.
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    Implementing the 20/20 initiative

    United Nations Children's Fund, 1997
    During the first half of the 1990s, goals and targets for infant mortality, child malnutrition, adult literacy and other social indicators were set at landmark world summits and global conferences.

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