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    The reality of trying to transform structures and processes: forestry in rural livelihoods

    Overseas Development Institute, 2000
    What are the key constraints to improving forest based livelihoods within the forest sector? What are the key relationships that provide the institutional context in which forest based livelihoods operate? Hobley and Shields focus on a forestry project in Karnataka, India to illustrate the processes and problems of supporting livelihood change in the forestry institutional environment.
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    National Regulations for Groundwater: Options, Issues and Best Practices

    Legal Office, FAO, 1999
    Review and analysis of national legislation believed to be representative of the available choice of mechanisms or options and illustrative of emerging best practices and attendant issues.
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    Land ownership and foreigners: a comparative analysis of regulatory approaches to the acquisition and use of land by foreigners

    Legal Office, FAO, 1999
    Foreign ownership of land has historically been a sensitive political issue,and measures to regulate or restrict the practice in one form or another have figured prominently in national land laws. The study by Hodgson, Cullinan and Campbell provides an overview of the various regulatory approaches that have been devised to deal with this issue.
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    Achieving Schooling For All: Budgetary Expenditures on Education in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 1998
    Analyses public spending on education in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia over recent years, with a particular focus upon primary schooling. It identifies regional expenditure trends since 1980, and provides more detailed comparative data for selected countries over the 1990-95 period.
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    Linkages between government spending, growth, and poverty in Rural India

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 1999
    Investigates the causes of the decline in rural poverty in India and particularly to determine the specific role that government investments have played. The re search aims to quantify the effectiveness of different types of government expenditures in contributing to poverty alleviation. Such in formation can assist policymakers in targeting their investments more effectively to reduce poverty.
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    Managing assistance in support of political and electoral processes

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2000
    Practical manual aiming to help development agency field officers anticipate and effectively deal with the myriad issues and challenges that arise as they design and manage election assistance programs in transitional environments.
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    Famine in the Twentieth Century

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2000
    Aims to catalogue the numbers of deaths caused by famines and to review explanations of why these famines occured, by:Compiling excess mortality estimates from over 30 major famines and assesses the success of some parts of the world - China, the Soviet Union and more recently India and Bangladesh - in apparently eradicating mass mortality food crises.
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    IT in Swedish development cooperation: suggestions for ways of including the low-income countries

    Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 1999
    Document recommends a strategy for the role of ICT in Swedish development cooperation. This report presents a view of how the ICT revolution can and ought to influence Swedish development cooperation and identifies critical and suitable areas for ICT involvement. A possible action agenda for Swedish international cooperation is proposed.
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    Trade Liberalisation and Poverty

    Overseas Development Institute, 1999
    Increasing international flows of trade and capital are too often seen as a major cause of widening gaps in living standards between populations in the North and the South or within these regions.
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    Social funds in stabilization and adjustment programmes

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 1999
    Social Funds (SFs) have proven to be no panacea.

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