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    The evidence base for interventions to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Low and Middle-Income countries

    Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, WHO, 2001
    Reviews the scale of maternal and neonatal mortality and serious morbidity in low and middle income countries, and the factors that account for the huge discrepancies in the rates of these poor outcomes compared with high income countries.
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    The evidence base for interventions to reduce malaria mortality in low and middle-income countries

    Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, WHO, 2001
    With more than 2,400 million people at risk from malaria, the Roll Back Malaria Initiative aims to half the burden of the disease by 2010, but what is the malaria burden, and how can it be overcome?
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    Modelling the HIV/AIDS epidemics in India and Botswana: the effect of interventions

    Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, WHO, 2001
    In order to identify best strategies for HIV/AIDS control in two different countries, India and Botswana, the authors developed a dynamic compartmental simulation model.Several interventions were considered: a sex worker (CSW) focussed behavioural interventiona Mwanza-style conventional STI (sexually transmitted infections) treatment programmeA mother-to-child transmission prev
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    Non wood forest products in Africa: a regional and national overview

    Forestry Department, FAO, 2001
    The report compiles country profiles for all African countries as well as regional and sub regional aggregations. The country profiles show that statistical information on non wood forest products (NWFP) at national level is scarce and unreliable.
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    Report on the implementation of the G8 Action Programme on Forests

    Group of 8 Information Centre, 2000
    Uncontroversial asessment of the actions taken by G8 countries. Useful primarily as a catalogue of the new projects - and to a lesser degree policy initiatives - which have arisen as a result of this programme.Principle areas of activity can be loosely grouped as:monitoring and assessmentprotected areascorporate / private sector responsibilities illegal logging
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    Grey Literature Library - Fuelwood Collection

    Policy and Environment Programme, ODI, 2002
    Collection of ten papers looking at the impacts and issues arising from fuelwood use. Also case studies from a number of countries covering forest energy strategies and the development of alternatives.The papers included are as follows:Factors affecting fuelwood use in Taita, Kenya.Fleuret, A. 1983 Fuelwood use in Zanzibar town.
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    Intergovernmental actions on illegal logging: options for intergovernmental action to help combat illegal logging and illegal trade in timber and forest products

    Chatham House [Royal Institute of International Affairs], UK, 2001
    This report presents a brief overview of the range of options for intergovernmental action to help combat illegal logging and trade in illegal timber and forest products. Actions by individual producer and consumer governments could be complemented by international collaboration.
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    The elderly, HIV/AIDS and sustainable rural development

    Sustainable Development Department, FAO SD Dimensions, 2002
    This paper demonstrates that in high-prevalence countries, HIV/AIDS can modify the shape of the population pyramid in ways which developing countries have never experienced. The impacts of this new and brutal ageing of populations raise fundamental questions for food security, rural development, and the roles assigned to generations and between men and women.
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    Efficacy of removing natural forests from timber production as a strategy for conserving forests

    Forestry Department, FAO, 2000
    In light of several Asia Pacific nations imposing bans on logging of natural forests this study examines their experiences, assesses the impacts and outlines conditions necessary for the success of logging bans.The study found that bans had often been imposed suddenly as a response to disasters or crises resulting from past logging practices (eg. flooding or biodiversity loss).
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    Good governance and aid effectiveness: the World Bank and conditionality

    Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA, 2001
    This article assesses the Bank's approach for promoting good governance in developing countries. It argues that the Bank's use of traditional approaches to strengthen good governance in developing countries is misguided.The paper outlines the concept of good governance as defined by the World Bank and others.

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