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- What difference can they make? Assessing the social impact of corporate codes of practice
As retailers in the North increasingly adopt codes of practice containing social and/or environmental provisions in global supply chains, there is a need for rigorous assessment of their social impact. Moving beyond the rhetoric, it is important to establ ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:49
- `The Right to Truth: Amnesty, Amnesia, and Secrecy'
The annual international conference of the Catholic Institute for International Relations took place in London in December 1993, and was concerned with problems arising when countries emerge from experiencing gross human rights violations. The delegates a ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54
- The global struggle for the right to a place to live
The problem of inadequate housing and living conditions facing one quarter of the world's population is situated in this article within the framework of human rights, and of international recognition of the basic rights to a place to live, and to gain and ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56
- Public sector trade unions in the face of privatisation
This paper looks at the nature and extent of privatisation around the world, including an analysis of the bodies or interests which promote this `panacea' policy. It identifies a number of responses which public sector trade unions have made to such polic ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:02
- The uncertain relationship between transparency and accountability
The concepts of transparency and accountability are closely linked: transparency is supposed to generate accountability. This article questions this widely held assumption. Transparency mobilises the power of shame, yet the shameless may not be vulnerable ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:06
- NGO–government partnerships for scaling up: sexuality education in Mexico
Governments in developing countries need effective programmes to advance public policies and improve social welfare. NGOs often have well-tested programmes and research outcomes that are relevant to such needs, yet the scaling up of pilot programmes to ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:08
- Citizens’ media and communication
Citizens’ media and communication are still poorly understood in the mainstream of development policy and practice – and are prone to simplistic forms of implementation, because of the lack of a coherent grasp of the social, cultural, and po ...
Abstract - anna - 2009-10-01 17:20
- The functioning of the Egyptian food-subsidy system during food-price shocks
Egypt has an extensive system of food subsidies which provides bread and other basic staples to the population at low prices. This article examines the functioning of the food-subsidy system during two recent periods of rapid food-price inflation to eva ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 09:46
- Rights-based approaches to development: what is the value-added?
Advocates and activists for human rights are currently facing a paradox: the coexistence of profound challenges in familiar territory (civil liberties) alongside expansion into new areas. Rights-based approaches (RBAs) are a part of this latter expansiona ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:43
- The role of government and NGOs in slum development: the situation of Dhaka City
In recent years understanding of poverty and of ways in which people escape from or fall into poverty has become more holistic. This should improve the capabilities of policy analysts and others working to reduce poverty, but it also makes analysis more ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:52