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- Limited liability companies and development agencies
The use of the `development limited liability company' (LLC) is expanding. There are important differences between the broad social goals of development and the narrow economic ones of the LLC: they are concerned with people and profit respectively. The a ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:55
- NGOs as development partners to the corporates: child football stitchers in Pakistan
Interest in partnerships between international NGOs and the corporate sector is growing as both sectors see their roles changing in response to increasing consumer awareness about social, environmental, and human rights issues. This article presents the c ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:03
- Which instruments best tackle food price instability in developing countries?
The food crisis of 2007–08 and the urban riots that ensued in some 40 developing countries placed the question of food price instability at the heart of policy debates. Since the 1980s, the prevailing idea has been that the best solution is managi ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-15 16:18
- Business economic impacts: the new frontier for Corporate Accountability
Economic issues associated with poverty are complex and require holistic responses in order to realise the goals of sustainable development. While business alone may have significant economic impacts, the link between business-level behaviour and macro-le ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:47
- Export processing zones: a Caribbean development dilemma
The author describes incentives used by governments to attract foreign investment and create export processing zones (EPZs), also known as special economic or free trade zones. The low cost of labour, mostly provided by women, is one of these incentives. ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:01
- Trade liberalisation in the garment industry: who is really benefiting?
World trade is increasingly conditioned by the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). In the case of the garment industry this means the phasing out of the Multifibre Arrangement, which has dominated trade in textiles and garments since 1974. This p ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:08
- Debt-for-development exchanges in Australia: past, present and future
Debt-for-development exchanges are one technique through which to address the ongoing debt crisis in the less-developed world. This paper discusses how Australia's first debt-for-development exchange, with Indonesia, came into being, and explores future ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-08-16 10:22
- How can the poor benefit from private investment in agricultural research? A case study from Bolivia
This article evaluates potential mechanisms for facilitating increased private sector engagement in agricultural research for development and technology transfer (ARDTT), with particular emphasis on Bolivia. It reviews the mixed results of efforts, in dev ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:50
- Aquaculture in Vietnam: perspectives and development
Thanks to the range of natural resources and the wealth of human capital, Vietnam is well placed to develop its aquaculture sector. Although it is one of the world’s largest producers of seafoods, Vietnam faces environmental and food security problems, an ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:02
- Self-determination in practice: the critical making of indigenous media
The article examines the notion of development as self-determination in the context of current politicisation of indigenous peoples’ affairs. It looks at the links between development studies, indigenous social movements, and community media pract ...
Abstract - anna - 2009-10-01 16:58