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- DocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2001The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated over the last months as conflict between the Taliban and the international community has intensified. UN sanctions and isolation has strengthened the influence of radical and anti-western elements within the movement.DocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2001More than twenty years of war and civil war and a severe drought has increased the vulnerability of the Afghan population.Document
Ethnic conflicts and the problem of resolution in contemporary Africa: a case for African options and alternativesEthno-Net Africa, 1999In the last few decades most African nation-states have been going through difficulttimes of ethnic conflicts, violence and antagonism.DocumentManagement of Social Transformations Clearing House, 1999The belief in innate human rights has achieved quasi-religious status in the late-modern world.DocumentUnited Nations Development Programme, 2001This paper presents an alternative account of economic development, one which questions the centrality of trade and trade policy and emphasizes instead the critical role of domestic institutional innovations. It argues that economic growth is rarely sparked by imported blueprints and opening up the economy is hardly ever critical at the outset.DocumentAsociación Argentina de Economía Política, Buenos Aires, 1999This paper examines the information technolog infrastructural base in developing countries presents the analytical framework for information technology diffusion, examines the various possible diffusion programs and identifies their policy implications.Findings include the following:the provision of information technology services is now central to the economic success of the prosDocumentJournal of Humanitarian Assistance, 1998Intolerance of diversity within states frequently explodes into mass violence.Document
New enclosures: alternative mechanisms to enhance corporate monopoly and bioserfdom in the 21st centuryAction Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration formerly RAFI, 2001Intellectual property has proved a poor mechanism in corporations battle to monopolise new biotechnologies.DocumentUnited Nations Development Programme, 2001This paper focuses on the relationship of trade, on the one hand, with gender and poverty, on the other, within the context of the human development paradigm. Specifically, it examines the impact of trade liberalization on gender inequalities (primarily via employment, wages and the care economy) and the impact of gender inequality on trade performance.DocumentUnited Nations Development Programme, 2001Assumptions about the benefits of trade tend to be based on gender-blind mainstream trade theories, which ignore the social relations that mediate the implementation of trade policies. This paper first examines the relationship between gender and poverty.