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    AIDS epidemic update 2001

    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 2001
    Paper provides overviews of statistics of HIV/AIDS infections and looks at methods for prevention of epidemic. It suggests there exists a particular opportunity for action in countries where either the rate of HIV is low or which have large populations.It loks at figures by region.
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    The status and trends of HIV/AIDS/STI epidemics in Asia and the Pacific

    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 2001
    Report looks at current statistics of AIDS/HIV/STI in Asia and the Pacific and discusses the trends behind population groups and country regions where infections are prevalent.It suggests that focused interventions can keep infection rates low in specific groups and reduce the risk of extensive HIV spread in the population at large.
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    Reform proposals from developing Asia: finding a win-win strategy

    Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2001
    This paper explores the proposals for reform of the international financial architecture in the wake of the Asian financial crisis. The paper examines two views of international financial reform: the creditor view and the evolving Asian position.
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    Fuelling war or buying peace?: the role of corruption in conflicts

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    Corruption is endogenous to many political structures and serves key functions beyond the self-interest of public officials and politicians.This paper states that:corruption participates in political ordering and forms part of the fabric of social relationsconflicts may arise more from changes in the pattern of corruption, than from corruption itselfdomestic or external shocks a
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    The refugee experience: psychosocial training module

    Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2001
    This web resource, produced by the Refugee Studies Centre, provides over 30 hours of training material on the psychosocial elements of the refugee experience. The material is designed for humanitarian workers and refugee policy makers who do not necessarily have a professional background in the social sciences.
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    Economics, social science and development

    Department of Economics [Cornell University], 2001
    This article discusses the potential benefits arising from synergies between economics and other disciplines in development studies.The article finds that:development economics nowadays is mainstream economics applied to poor countriesmainstream economics has tremendous strengths, but also tremendous weaknessesother disciplines, such as sociology, anthropology and political scie
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    Civilian peace-keepers: a future challenge

    African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 1998
    If peace-keeping is to remain one of the United Nations' most important instruments for securing world peace, it requires new and improved peace-keeping mechanisms in areas where the international community faces potential or existing conflicts.This article discusses the possibility of a more frequent and conceptualized use of civilians to enhance the capacity of peace-keeping.The main objectiv
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    Involuntary displacement, impoverishment and recovery

    Polson Institute for Global Development at Cornell University, 2001
    The paper discusses the extent to which involuntary displacement is an impoverishing experience and how this experience affects refugees' ability to cope in adversity.Some of the questions addressed include:why is involuntary displacement an impoverishing experience?what are the material and non-material losses involuntarily displaced populations experience?how do involuntarily
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    To cultivate peace: agriculture in a world of conflict

    Future Harvest, 1999
    In the post-Cold War world, despite grand visions of a "New World Order,"armed conflict follows a different pattern.This paper posits that:there is a strong link between agricultural dependence and new types of conflict, found primarily in countries with weak agricultural sectors where malnutrition and hunger are prevalentnew conflicts can be traced to the loss of livelihood and the

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