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ASIAN CURRENCY CRISIS

Asian Currency Crisis, The

Origins, Lessons and Future Outlook

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
15 Oct 1999
This publication explains what led to the Asian crisis and how it spread throughout the region. It discusses the lessons that can be learnt from the experience and the future outlook for the countries in the region.
SOCIAL FUNDS IN STABILIZATION AND

Social Funds in Stabilization and Adjustment Programmes

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
15 Oct 1999
Before the introduction of adjustment-related Social Funds (SFs), many developing countries had developed a variety of safety nets. This publication discusses social protection systems in the pre-adjustment era and social funds introduced during the adjustment-transition era. It also assess the i...
REAL EXCHANGE RATE POLICY AND NON-

Real Exchange Rate Policy and Non-Traditional Exports in Developing Countries

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
17 Sep 1999
This publication compares the experience in more successful areas with that in Africa. It also compares the African country-level experiences, shedding light upon the reasons for the relative failure of African countries to diversify and expand their exports.
UNDERDEVELOPMENT TRANSITION AND RE

Underdevelopment, Transition and Reconstruction in Sub-Saharan Africa

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
17 Sep 1999
War and its consequences are perhaps the most important issues facing the African continent. Along with reconstruction from war, many countries are also engaged in economic reform. However, there are often inconsistencies between the reconstruction and reform agendas. This publication explores th...
RESOURCE ABUNDANCE AND ECONOMIC DE

Resource Abundance and Economic Development

Improving the Performance of Resource-Rich Countries

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
17 Sep 1999
Since the 1960s, the resource-rich developing economies have under-performed when compared with the resource-deficient economies. This publication explains why and outlines the reforms that are required in order to achieve environmentally and socially sustainable resource-rich development.
SELECTIVE POLICIES FOR EXPORT PROM

Selective Policies for Export Promotion

Lessons from the Asian Tigers

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
Selective Policies for Export Promotion: Lessons from the Asian Tigers assesses the efficacy of selective policies for the promotion of manufactured exports in East Asian Experience and draws lessons from that experience for other developing countries. The publication is part of the Research for ...
TRANSITION

Transition's Mortality Crisis in East Germany, The

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
The Transition's Mortality Crisis in East Germany provides new empirical evidence on the first two years of reunification revealing the impact on health and mortality of middle-aged men, accidents and deaths due to unknown causes. The publication is part of the Research for Action series which di...
COMMUNITY AND VILLAGE-BASED PROVIS

Community and Village-Based Provision of Key Social Services

A Case Study of Tanzania

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
Community and Village-based Provision of Key Social Services: A Case Study of Tanzania describes the initial attempts of providing social services undertaken by the Tanzanian government during the early 1970s. It goes on to discuss the economic imbalances and the policies adopted in attempting to...
TOWARDS THE ABYSS? THE POLITICAL E

Towards the Abyss? The Political Economy of Emergency in Haiti

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
Towards the Abyss? The Political Economy of Emergency in Haiti examines how the sanctions placed on Haiti during the period 1991-1994 has affected its economy and the challenges it faces for the future. It uses economic and political analyses to explain factors contributing to humanitarian emerge...
DETERMINANTS OF ECONOMIC PERFORMAN

Determinants of Economic Performance in Transitional Economies, The

The Roles of Ownership, Incentives and Restructuring

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
The Determinants of Economic Performance in Transitional Economies: The Roles of Ownership, Incentives and Restructuring examines recent patterns of change in ownership and control in East European countries, Bulgaria and Baltic states, as well as in Russia. It explores how these changes affect e...
EMERGENCE OF UNORTHODOX OWNERSHIP

Emergence of Unorthodox Ownership and Governance Structures in East Asia

An Alternative Transition Path

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
The present study examines the nature of the unorthodox ownership and governance that are emerging among firms and the way these structures are supporting the remarkable economic growth in the transition economies of East Asia, particularly by China and Vietnam. Emergence of Unorthodox Ownership ...
ROLE OF CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS IN THE

Role of Civic Organizations in the Provision of Social Services, The

Towards Synergy

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
The Role of Civic Organizations in the Provision of Social Services: Towards Synergy assesses the relative strengths and limitations of civic organizations as providers of social services. Researchers and policy-makers who are searching for better ways of organizing social service provisions in d...
POLITICAL SOURCES OF HUMANITARIAN

Political Sources of Humanitarian Emergencies

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
Political Sources of Humanitarian Emergencies analyses the meaning and causes of humanitarian crises. Many analyses see primordial ethnic hatreds as the main source of humanitarian crises; this publication argues otherwise. It is an interesting contribution to the subject of humanitarian emergenc...
FOOD MARKETING RECONSIDERED: AN AS

Food Marketing Reconsidered

An Assessment of the Liberalization of Food Marketing in Sub-Saharan Africa

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
Food Marketing Reconsidered analyses the impact of liberalization of three markets: food, exchange rate and other financial markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. The publication is part of the Research for Action series which discusses policy-oriented research on the main strategic issues of development...
POLISH ALTERNATIVE, THE: OLD MYTHS

Polish Alternative, The

Old Myths, Hard Facts and New Strategies in the Successful Transformation of the Polish Economy

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
The Polish Alternative focuses on a discussion on Poland's transition to a market economy and it's policies to sustain economic development. It addresses the fundamental and still intriguing question of what works and what does not work in transition economies and why. The publication is part of ...
ZAIRE AFTER MOBUTU: A CASE OF A HU

Zaire after Mobutu

A Case of a Humanitarian Emergency

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
Zaire after Mobutu: A Case of a Humanitarian Emergency evaluates the sources of vulnerability in Zaire on three levels of analysis. Both state and individual levels of analysis help to point out the broad outlines of macro-level social processes that provide the context for people's actions and b...
WHY HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES OCCUR

Why Humanitarian Emergencies Occur

Insights from the Interface of State, Democracy and Civil Society

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
Why Humanitarian Emergencies Occur explores reasons why emergencies have been so substantial in the 1990s. It uses economic analysis, as well as political analysis, to explain the causes of humanitarian emergencies and how failures of democratization and the lack of development of a civil society...
TREE PLANTATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINE

Tree Plantations in the Philippines and Thailand

Economic, Social and Environmental Evaluation

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
Tree Plantations in the Philippines and Thailand includes a general background, a discussion and outline on economic, social and environmental impacts of tree planting. The publication is part of the Research for Action series which discusses policy-oriented research on the main strategic issues ...
RUSSIAN PUZZLE, A: WHAT MAKES THE

Russian Puzzle, A

What Makes the Russian Economic Transformation a Special Case

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
A Russian Puzzle: What Makes the Russian Economic Transformation a Special Case analyses both the objective and policy factors that contributed to the larger than expected decline in the Russian economy. The publication is part of the Research for Action series which discusses policy-oriented res...
DEALING WITH CAPITAL INFLOWS: ARE

Dealing with Capital Inflows

Are There Any Lessons?

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
Dealing with Capital Inflows: Are There Any Lessons? reviews the experience of a heterogeneous group of developing countries in maintaining macroeconomic stability in the face of heavy capital inflows. It makes a comparison of country responses organized according to policy and identifies the lim...
BANKING SYSTEM AND MONETARY AGGREG

Banking System and Monetary Aggregates Following Financial Sector Reforms, The

Lessons from Indonesia

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
This study analyses the impact of financial sector reform which occurred in Indonesia in the late 1980s and provoked a surge in capital inflows. It is part of the Research for Action series which discusses policy-oriented research on the main strategic issues of development and international coop...
WELFARE CHANGES IN CHINA DURING TH

Welfare Changes in China during the Economic Reforms

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
Welfare Changes in China during the Economic Reforms examines the welfare changes in China during the reform period which began in 1978, a process of large-scale socio-economic transformation accompanied by rapid economic growth. The publication is part of the Research for Action series which dis...
AGE OF HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES, T

Age of Humanitarian Emergencies, The

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
The Age of Humanitarian Emergencies is a pathbreaking effort as it seeks to define complex humanitarian emergencies, indicate what they are, where they have occurred in recent years and how to operationalize them. The publication is part of the Research for Action series which discusses policy-or...
DEVELOPMENT AID AND CONFLICT: REFL

Development, Aid and Conflict

Reflections from the Case of Rwanda

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
Development, Aid and Conflict: Reflections from the Case of Rwanda discusses the relationship between the processes that brought about genocide in Rwanda and the 'development enterprise.' The analysis is multi-disciplinary, drawing on insights from economics, political science, history, anthropol...
URBAN CHALLENGE, THE

Urban Challenge, The

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998
The Urban Challenge reviews the impact of current trends in the field of globalization, liberalization and structural adjustment on the development of human settlements and cities. The publication is part of the Research for Action series which discusses policy-oriented research on the main strat...
RESTRUCTURING OF PERIPHERAL VILLAG

Restructuring of Peripheral Villages in Northwestern Russia, The

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UNU/WIDER Research for Action
20 Nov 1998