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DEV DISCONTINUITIES LEADER

Development Discontinuities

Leaders and Intermediaries in Producer's Associations

Series:
UNU/WIDER Working Papers
15 Sep 2000
This publication addresses the question of economic development, by analyzing the experience of three associations of agricultural producers in the underdeveloped regions of Brazil and Italy that have made significant economic progress through co-operation. The paper analyzes under what condition...
KYRGYZSTAN CASE STUDY SOCIAL

Kyrgyzstan

A Case Study of Social Stratification

Series:
UNU/WIDER Working Papers
15 Sep 2000
This publication analyzes the process of social stratification and the social structure emerging in Kyrgyzstan in the course of transition. Macroeconomic policies, privatization, agrarian reforms and changes in social security regime are considered as determinants of social stratification togethe...
ON THE REGULATION OF TELECOMMUNICA

On the Regulation of Telecommunications Markets

Series:
UNU/WIDER Working Papers
15 Sep 2000
This paper discusses the theoretical concepts underlying recent developments in the regulation of telecommunications in Europe, the USA and developing countries with respect to efficiency and welfare. It focuses on analyzing standardization problems, pricing rules and entry condition related to n...
BEYOND TRANSITON TEN YEARS AFTER

Beyond Transition

Ten Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

13 Oct 2000
Looking back on a decade of transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, this publication presents an analysis of the transformations that have taken place and the policies that drove the process. This collection of up-to-date material examines a variety of topics that ar...
SOIL & GROUNDWATER POLLUTION

Soil and Groundwater Pollution

Fundamentals, Risk Assessment and Legislation

Series:
Soil and Environment
18 Aug 2000
This publication focuses on soil and groundwater pollution in Central and Eastern Europe. In order to promote a successful implementation of protection and remedial measures, Soil and Goundwater Pollution, is addressed to scientists, engineers, lawyers, government authorities and private enterpri...
ODS IMPORT/EXPORT LICEN SYST PROMO

ODS Import/Export Licensing Systems Resource Module

Promoting Compliance with the Trade and Licensing Provisions of the Montreal Protocol in Countries with Economies in Transition - Policy Design and Setting up of Legislation

18 Aug 2000
The objective of this Resource Module, based on experience from Western and Eastern European countries, is to assist Countries with Economies in Transition (CEITs) in the design and establishment of import/export licensing systems and in their implementation or improvement. The purpose of the pub...
ECON SURVEY OF EUROPE 2000 #1

Economic Survey of Europe 2000, No.1

21 Jul 2000
This publication provides a survey of current economic developments in Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Along with an overview of the economic situation, the survey addresses such issues as foreign trade, development, disparities, demographic ageing and fina...
STAT ROAD TRAFFIC ACCID EUROP 2000

Statistics of Road Traffic Accidents in Europe and North America 2000

18 Aug 2000
This publication provides comparable data on causes, types and results of accidents in Europe, Canada and the United States. Data are organized by nature of accident and surroundings; accidents while under the influence of alcohol; and the number of persons killed or injured, by category or road ...
GUIDE FOR THE PROMOTION ENERGY

Guide for the Promotion of Energy Conservation Regulations in Economies in Transition

Series:
ECE Energy Series
26 Jan 2001
The Russian Federation and most of the countries in Central Asia are richly endowed with energy resources sufficient to meet domestic needs and possible future export. However, dramatically increased energy prices have created social hardships and a need for energy conservation. This publication ...
PAPERS PROCEED 4TH ANNL HIGH 1999

Reform and Restructuring of the Gas Industry in Economies in Transition 1999

Series:
ECE Gas Centre Series
9 Jun 2000
This publication reviews and discusses future developments of energy/gas prices and competition and gas supply prospects. It focuses on central and eastern European countries (CEEs) gas markets and the importance of market-oriented pricing for a further expansion in a more open European gas market.
KOSOVO & THE CHALLENGE OF HUMANI

Kosovo and the Challenge of Humanitarian Intervention

Selective Indignation, Collective Action, and International Citizenship

9 Feb 2001
The Kosovo conflict has the potential to redraw the landscape of international politics, with significant ramifications for the UN, major powers, regional organizations, and the way in which we understand and interpret world politics. Can the veto now effectively be circumvented to launch selecti...
DIRECTORY CHEMICALS  & SUPPL 2000

Directory of Chemicals and Suppliers in Europe

9 Jun 2000
This 3-volume publication provides a comprehensive directory of producers and of chemical products in 40 countries in Europe. Volume IA and IB contain a listing of over 40,000 chemicals including generic, common and trade names. It also contains both CAS and EINECS indexes for these chemicals. Vo...
OLD SINS INDUSTRIAL METABOLISM

Old Sins

Industrial Metabolism, Heavy Metal Pollution and Environmental Transition in Central Europe

23 Jun 2000
This publication is a comprehensive summary of the perspectives and results of two innovative projects addressing questions concerning the large-scale, long-term environmental development of Europe, focusing on two of the traditionally most polluted regions in Europe: the Rhine Basin, and the Bla...
WOMEN & MEN EUROPE & NORTH 2000

Women and Men in Europe and North America 2000

4 Aug 2000
Women and Men in Europe and North America provides much needed information and analysis on the economic, political, and social differences, which still separate women and men and gives some insight into how these differences have changed in the past decades. This edition consists of two distinct ...
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF TRADE LIB

Environmental Impacts of Trade Liberalization and Policies for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

A Case Study on Romania's Water Sector

Series:
Trade Liberalisation and the Environment
10 Mar 2000
Recognizing the benefits of global trade, many of the world's developing countries and countries with economies in transition, have sought to actively participate in the global trading regime. Recently, however, the undesirable effect of environmental degradation has emerged as a result of rapid ...
DECENTRALIZATION CONDIT FOR SUCC

Decentralization

Conditions for Success - Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States

7 Jul 2000
For more than a decade, decentralization has been a central theme in the debate on governance worldwide. This publication explores the accomplishments of decentralization in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). It provides an account of legislative framewor...
DEV ASIA EUROPE RAIL CONTAINER

Development of Asia-Europe Rail Container Transport through Block-trains

Northern Corridor of the Trans-Asian Railway

4 Aug 2000
This publication presents valuable guidelines for the development of efficient rail services along the routes of the Trans-Asian Railway Northern Corridor (TAR-NC). It highlights those components of the services that should receive specific attention to be able to attract shippers and keep their ...
SOCIO ECON STATUS & LIVING FINDLAN

Socio-Economic Status and Living Arrangements of Older Persons in Finland

25 Feb 2000
Population ageing is now widely recognized as one of the most salient long-term developments in the countries of Europe and North America. It has profound economic and social implications and poses unique public policy challenges. This publication furnishes useful information on several aspects o...
ENVIRO PERF REV UKRAINE

Environmental Performance Reviews: Ukraine

Ukraine - First Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
14 Apr 2000
The focus of the ECE review programme is to help countries in transition to improve their individual and collective performance in environmental management. The ultimate goal is the promotion of sustainable development and the convergence of environmental conditions and policies throughout Europe...
KOSOVO CONFLICT CONSEQUENCES

Kosovo Conflict, The

Consequences for the Environment and Human Settlements

10 Mar 2000
This publication presents an assessment on yet another man-made environmental problem - the consequences for the environment and human settlements resulting from the NATO air strikes against Kosovo between 24 March 1999 and 10 June 1999. It focuses on five main areas: the environmental consequenc...
CTRY PROFILES THE HOUSING SLOVAKIA

Country Profiles on the Housing Sector

Slovakia

14 Jan 2000
The objective of this strategic housing sector analysis is to identify positive trends and problem areas, so as to be able to assess the implementation of national policies and strategies, and the social and economic consequences of housing reform for the population and other major actors in the ...
STANDARDS & REGULAT INTL TRADE

Standards and Regulations in International Trade

Series:
Trade and Investment Guides
4 Aug 2000
This publication summarizes the proceedings of the Round Table on Standards, Norms and Regulations and their Impact on International Trade, focused primarily on central and eastern European countries with transition economies. The purpose of the publication is to serve as an information base and ...
PROMOT FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

Promoting Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS

Series:
Trade and Investment Guides
13 Oct 2000
Today, there are over 20 countries classified as transition economies. It is undeniable that a basic and essential challenge for all transition economies is still the attraction of investment and, in particular, long-term investment. The aim of this publication is to outline and discuss structure...
STATE OF EUROPEAN FOREST & FORES

State of European Forests and Forestry

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
11 Feb 2000
This publication presents a synthesis of the national reports presented at the 1998 Lisbon Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe. In addition to an overview of the extent and state of Europe's forests, the State of European Forests and Forestry also presents tables, by cou...
YRBK HUMAN RGHTS COMM 1997

Yearbook of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

10 Nov 2000
The 1997 edition of the Yearbook outlines the Tribunal's jurisdiction, activities of the tribunal during 1997, state cooperation, speeches by members of the Tribunal at various fora, and the Tribunal's contribution to the establishment of an International criminal Court. It also contains a select...
ENVIRO PERF REV CROATIA

Environmental Performance Reviews: Croatia

Croatia - First Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
10 Mar 2000
The focus of the ECE review programme is to help countries in transition to improve their individual and collective performance in environmental management. The ultimate goal is the promotion of sustainable development and the convergence of environmental conditions and policies throughout Europe...