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    Economic growth and the demographic transition

    National Bureau of Economic Research, USA, 2001
    After tracing the history of theories of the effects of population growth, this report reviews evidence on the relevance of changes in age structure for economic growth.
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    Rapid Assessment Procedures (RAP): ethnographic methods to investigate women's health

    United Nations University, 1998
    This document contains guidelines and procedures for carrying out a community-based ethnographic study of women's health. The main goal of the protocol is to provide techniques for applied social research to facilitate program development and implementation in organizations working in women's health.
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    Globalisation and health: a framework for analysis and action

    Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, WHO, 2001
    While there is a growing literature on the importance of globalisation for health, there is no consensus either on the pathways and mechanisms by which globalisation affects the health of populations or on the appropriate policy responses.
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    For richer, for poorer?: G8 proposals for IMF reform

    Bretton Woods Project, 2001
    This paper has focused on steps the G8 governments have taken to adapt the role of the IMF.
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    Tajikistan: an uncertain peace

    International Crisis Group, 2001
    This article discusses the fragile peace in Tajikistan. The article indicates that Tajikistan remains the most vulnerable of the Central Asian nations.
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    Rebuilding Afghanistan: fantasy versus reality

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2001
    This article explores realistic possibilities for reconstructing Afghanistan.The article finds that:the international community is calling for the creation of a democratic, secular state, but it is also clearly not willing to provide a large military force to help build itgiven the extreme fragmentation and militarization of Afghan society, democratic reconstruction cannot possibly
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    Economic debacle in Argentina: the IMF strikes again

    Foreign Policy in Focus, 2002
    The article explores the recent economic crises in Argentina.The article finds that:not long ago, Argentina was the poster-child for the conservative economic policies pushed by the IMFArgentina's current problems are all the more severe because, in the name of fighting inflation, in the early 1990s the government created a "currency board,"although the IMF pumped in additional
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    The effect of the AIDS epidemic on economic welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, WHO, 2001
    This paper assesses the contribution of mortality changes in Sub-Saharan Africa to rates of change in economic welfare.It notes that between 1960 and 1990 life expectancy in Africa increased by a very substantial 9 years.
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    The economic burden of malaria

    Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, WHO, 2001
    There is a strong link between malaria levels and a country’s economic growth, according to a research report from the World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on Macroeconomics and Health.The research used a number of mathematical models to correlate epidemiological data for malaria and data on national income, based on gross domestic product per capita, between 1965 and 1990.
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    Poverty and health

    Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, WHO, 2001
    This paper provides an overview of the research on two aspects of equity, poverty and health - inequalities in health that are to the disadvantage of the poor, and the impoverishment and income redistribution associated with out-of-pocket payments for health care.

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