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Roads out of poverty? Assessing the links between aid, public investment, growth and poverty reduction (January 2005)

13th January 2005 This paper develops a macroeconomic framework that captures linkages between aid, public investment, growth and poverty. 

Global Agricultural Trade and Developing Countries (January 2005)

11th January 2005 According to this World Bank report, with almost 70% of the poor people living in rural areas, agricultural sector reforms - in particular global... 

The Expanded Public Works Programme (January 2005)

3rd January 2005 This paper provides an overview of the expanded public works programme, with a focus on the infrastructure sector, which is coordinated by the... 

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Public works and overcoming under-development in South Africa (January 2005)

3rd January 2005 This paper gives a critical review of the potential contribution of the expanded public works programme to overcoming under-development and linking... 

The underlying causes of the food crisis in the Southern African region (January 2005)

3rd January 2005 In the 2002/2003 period, Southern Africa experienced the worst food crises the region has encountered since 1992. Most assessments of this period... 

World Employment Report 2004-05: Employment, productivity and poverty reduction (December 2004)

8th December 2004 According to this International Labour Organisation report, with half the world's workers unable to earn enough to rise above the $2 a day poverty... 

Experiences and needs of older persons in Mpumalanga (December 2004)

7th December 2004 Studies of the elderly are quite common in First World countries, but little is known about old people and their needs in developing countries.... 

Undervaluing teachers: IMF policies squeeze Zambia's education system (December 2004)

3rd December 2004 This report, by the Global Campaign for Education, indicates that although school enrolments in poverty-stricken Zambia are increasing, the country... 

Stagnation or revival? Israeli disengagement and Palestinian Economic Prospects: Overview (December 2004)

3rd December 2004 This World Bank report asserts that a disengagement plan that is accompanied by a rolling back of Israel's closure policy and a stronger... 

World Economic & Social Survey: Part 2: International Migration (November 2004)

30th November 2004 This part of the World Economic & Social Report addresses international migration. It examines historical and recent surges in migration, policies... 

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