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COOPERER POUR PAIX AFRIQUE CENTRAL

Coopérer pour la Paix en Afrique Centrale

14 Jan 2004
L’Afrique centrale continue d’être une zone extrêmement affectée par les conflits armés. Pourtant, cette sous-région a initié depuis une décennie, avec l’appui des Nations Unies, un important processus de prévention de la violence et de consolidation de la paix. Ce processus a pour pilier le Comi...
AFRICAN MEDIA & ICT4D DOCU

African Media and ICT4D

Documentary Evidence - A Baseline Study on the State of Media Reporting on ICT Information Society and Issues in Africa

26 Mar 2004
This book is a milestone in the development of Africa’s information society. It measures the long distance between performance and potential of the continent’s media in regard to bridging the digital divide. The study shows how Africa’s information elite is afflicted by information-poverty when...
AFRICAN WATER JOURNAL

African Water Journal

27 Aug 2004
Published twice a year, African Water Journal, is a joint flagship publications of the major stakeholders of the African Water Sector. The Journal is intended to consolidate and disseminate the growing knowledge base in Africa in water resources development and management and to share this inform...
ECON DEV IN AFRICA RPT 2003

Economic Development in Africa 2003

Trade Performance and Commodity Dependence

Series:
Economic Development in Africa Report
12 Mar 2004
This report reviews the structure and composition of Africa’s trade along with the associated problems of commodity dependence. It also attempts to place in perspective the reasons for Africa's poor performance and its declining share in world trade. In addition, the report appeals for a new inte...
INVEST POLICY REV LESOTHO

Investment Policy Review - Lesotho

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
12 Mar 2004
This Review on Lesotho provides an overview of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country, including the most recent trends and developments. It examines the legal investment framework currently in place and identifies new areas of high FDI potential. The Review is intended to improve Les...
DESTROYING SURPLUS WEAPONS AN ASSE

Destroying Surplus Weapons

An Assessment of Experience in South Africa and Lesotho

21 Nov 2003
This publication reviews and evaluates the experience of South Africa and Lesotho with the disposal of surplus weapons and management of their stocks. The aim of the book is to highlight the lessons from South Africa and Lesotho, and thereby encourage other governments to carry out similar progra...
AGRICULT BIODIVERSITY IN SMALL

Agricultural Biodiversity in Smallholder Farms of East Africa

5 Dec 2003
This book documents how smallholder farmers in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are protecting a diversity of biological species on their farmlands. The publication is based on the fieldwork of the United Nations University Project on People, Land Management and Environmental Change (PLEC) that studies...
ASIA & AFRICA THE GLOBAL ECON

Asia and Africa in the Global Economy

5 Dec 2003
This book brings forward a crucial issue of how to manage the process of strategic integration into the global economy. The performance of Asian and African economies over recent decades clearly shows that engagement with the global economy can play a key role in advancing development. Asia and ...
LUTTE CONTRE LA PROLIFERATION DES

Lutte Contre la Prolifération des Armes Légères en Afrique de l'Ouest

Manuel de Formation des Forces Armées et de Sécurité

7 Nov 2003
Cet ouvrage porte sur les armes légères et de petit calibre en Afrique de l’Ouest. Il étudie certaines des actions menées pour lutter contre ce problème, qu’il s’agisse d’initiatives régionales, de projets de la société civile, de solutions techniques ou juridiques, ou d’options reposant sur le l...
ECON RPT ON AFRICA 2003

Economic Report on Africa 2003

Accelerating the Pace of Development

Series:
Economic Report on Africa
29 Aug 2003
The Economic Report on Africa 2003 is the fourth in an annual series that reviews the continent’s economic performance and near-term prospects. This year’s report builds on the work of the three previous reports by laying out an agenda for Africa based on systematic benchmarking of economic perfo...
MNGMT CAPITAL FLOWS COMPARATIVE

Management of Capital Flows

Comparative Experiences and Implications for Africa

8 Aug 2003
This publication contains seven papers that were presented at a workshop on management of capital flows, organized jointly by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development secretariat (UNCTAD) and the Government of Egypt in March 2001. The aim of the workshop was to enhance understanding...
INVEST POLICY REV GHANA

Investment Policy Review - Ghana

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
8 Aug 2003
Ghana is making a comeback in terms of attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) after the economy had suffered a temporary setback in 1998. This publication reviews the investment climate in the West African nation. It is divided into four parts. The first part evaluates FDI trends in recent ye...
AFRICAN GROWTH & OPPORTUNITY

African Growth and Opportunity Act, The

A Preliminary Assessment

8 Aug 2003
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was enacted into law as part of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, based on the general philosophy of “trade, not aid” as the chief tool for promoting economic development. This report offers an early assessment of the utility of the AGOA tariff p...
VITAL CLIMATE GRAPHICS AFRICA

Vital Climate Graphics

Africa - The Impacts of Climate Change

8 Aug 2003
This document uses graphics to illustrate how climatic factors such as surface temperature, sea level and global warmth, impact water, health and food in the African community. The colorful graphics are part of a series coordinated by GRID-Arendal, to turn complex scientific information into easy...
INVEST POLICY REV BOTSWANA

Investment Policy Review - Botswana

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
6 Jun 2003
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been the driving force in moving the economy of Botswana from that of a least developed country status to one of a middle-income country. The country aims to continue this rapid growth while at the same time diversifying its economy. This paper reveals how the ...
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L'Avenir de l'Environnement en Afrique

Le Passé, le Présent et les Perspectives d'Avenir

14 Mar 2003
L'avenir de l'environnement en Afrique (AEO) constitue un outil exceptionnel fournissant une analyse sur l'état de l'environnement au cours des 30 dernières années, sur les forces agissantes derrière les modifications de l'environnement et leurs conséquences sur le développement économique et so...
INTEGR ASSESS IMPACT TRADE SENEGAL

Integrated Assessment of Trade Liberalization and Trade-related Policies

A Country Study on Fisheries Sector in Senegal

14 Mar 2003
In Senegal, fishing has become an essential component of national development. The fishing industry is the countries leading foreign exchange earner, provides jobs to over 600,000 people, and meets an important portion of the population’s protein needs. However, the over exploitation of the coun...
TREATY OF PELINDABA ON THE AFRICAN

The Treaty of Pelindaba on the African Nuclear-weapon-free Zone

6 Jun 2003
Nuclear-weapon-free zones are a key component of the international nuclear non-proliferation regime. With the Declaration on the Denuclearization of Africa adopted in 1964, African states were among the first to decide on the denuclearization of their region. However, implementation of the declar...
PROJECT COAST APARTHEIDS CHEMICAL

Project Coast

Apartheid's Chemical and Biological Warfare Programme

21 Feb 2003
This publication explains how the apartheid government in South Africa put together a determined chemical and biological weapons programme aimed at poisoning people within and outside South Africa. The book contains information on the following details concerning ‘Project Coast’: it explains how...
DEV ECON AFRIQUE RAPPORT 2002

Le développement économique en Afrique 2002

De l'ajustement à la réduction de la pauvreté - Qu'y a-t-il de nouveau?

Series:
Développement économique en Afrique, Le
3 Apr 2002
La réduction de la pauvreté est devenue l'objectif fondamental des programmes et des activités des institutions financières internationales dans les pays à faible revenu. Ce rapport traite des mesures inscrites dans les programmes de réduction de la pauvreté. Il analyse le degré de participatio...
INTL WATERS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

International Waters in Southern Africa

Series:
Water Resources Management and Policy
25 Apr 2003
Due to the large disparity in the availability of water between the wet northern region and the drier south parts of Southern Africa, water management has become an issue of critical importance to that region. The first transboundary transfer of water was between Lesotho and South Africa. Despite...
REFORMING AFRICA

Reforming Africa's Institutions

Ownership, Initiatives, and Capabilities

14 Mar 2003
This title looks at the degree to which recent reforms undertaken in Sub-Saharan Africa have enhanced institutional capacities across the breadth of government. It analyzes to what extent reforms have been internalized and defended by governments, paying special attention to the impact of public...
AFRICAN STAT YRBK 2000 V2 P4

African Statistical Yearbook 2000

Vol.II, Part 4 - East Africa

Series:
African statistical yearbook / Annuaire statistique pour l'Afrique
11 Oct 2002
This publication, which constitutes the fourth part of Volume II, covers the thirteen countries in East Africa. The statistics presented are arranged on a country basis and cover such areas as: population; national accounts; agriculture, forestry and fishing; industry; transport, communications a...
ECON DEV IN AFRICA RPT 2002

Economic Development in Africa 2002

From Adjustment to Poverty Reduction - What Is New?

Series:
Economic Development in Africa Report
8 Nov 2002
Previous reports by the UNCTAD secretariat have examined the steps that need to be taken in the trading system and in international development finance cooperation to create the requisite external conditions for sustained and rapid growth in sub-Saharan Africa. This Report assesses issues of inst...
ECON RPT ON AFRICA 2002

Economic Report on Africa 2002

Tracking Performance and Progress

Series:
Economic Report on Africa
27 Sep 2002
Africa was the only developing region to accelerate its growth in a turbulent year that saw the synchronized slowdown of all major economies and heightened uncertainty about prospects for the world’s largest economy. Yet Africa’s average annual GDP growth of 4.3% masks sharp disparities. This ye...
INVEST POLICY REV TANZANIA

Investment Policy Review - Tanzania

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
9 Aug 2002
Investment Policy Reviews are intended to help countries improve their investment policies and to familiarize Governments and the international private sector with an individual country’s investment environment. This publication was initiated at the request of the Government of Tanzania and it is...
AFRICA ENVIRO OUTLOOK PAST PRESE

Africa Environment Outlook

Past, Present and Future Perspectives

25 Oct 2002
This first edition of the Africa Environment Outlook (AEO) report is a significant milestone in the collaboration between UNEP and the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN). Africa faces a number of critical challenges, including the deterioration of the environment; increasin...
FINANCING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEV TEST

Financing for Sustainable Development

Testing New Policy Approaches

24 Jan 2003
This study is adopted from the Fifth Expert Group Meeting on Finance for Sustainable Development, held in December 1999, in Nairobi, Kenya. It contains papers that were presented and discussed at the meeting. The overall theme of the papers is testing new policy approaches in international and d...
AFRICAN STAT YRBK 1999 V2 P5

African Statistical Yearbook

Vol.II, Part 5 - Southern Africa

Series:
African statistical yearbook / Annuaire statistique pour l'Afrique
30 Jan 2004
This publication which constitutes the fifth part of Volume II covers the eleven countries in South Africa. The statistics presented are arranged on a country basis and cover such areas as: population; national accounts; agriculture, forestry and fishing; industry; transport, communications and i...