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- The impact of high food prices on poverty in China
This article first reviews the development of food prices in China since 2000. The authors find that despite tremendous price fluctuations in the international market in 2007–08, major staple crops (rice, wheat, and maize) in the domestic market w ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 09:50
- The power of participatory monitoring and evaluation: insights from southwest China
This article examines the capacity-building experiences of two research teams in Yunnan and Guizhou provinces in southwest China who used participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) to strengthen their development research actions, particularly in the ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:02
- Southeast Asia in Search of an ASEAN Community : Insights from the Former ASEAN Secretary-General
Author: Severino, Rodolfo C. Publisher: Singapore, ISEAS, 2006, ISBN 978-981- ...
Book review - admin - 2009-12-17 13:11
- Cooperation in aquaculture rehabilitation and development in Aceh, Indonesia
Post-tsunami rehabilitation and reconstruction activities in Aceh have been criticised as focussing on vertical reporting at the expense of lateral coordination, leading in some cases to ‘overlaps and redundancies, mis-targeting and hastily planne ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-02-27 18:06
- Developing indicators to assess women's empowerment in Vietnam
From mid-1999 to mid-2001, the authors carried out a qualitative study in rural Vietnam to explore relationships between gender equity and reproductive health. One of the study's objectives was to develop culturally appropriate indicators of women's empow ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00
- TNCs: aid agents for the new millennium?
Until very recently private capital flows to developing countries have been growing rapidly. In the wake of the 1997 East Asian financial crisis, foreign direct investment has been identified as a vital ingredient to restore and invigorate the economies i ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:06
- Over the border and under the radar: can illegal migrants be active citizens?
Active citizens can become a powerful driver of development by holding to popular account those who traditionally hold decision-making power at the local and national levels. Active citizenship draws from a long history of understanding the importance o ...
Abstract - sally - 2009-11-19 12:47
- Mangrove planting in Vietnam
In 1989, Save the Children Fund (UK) began an experimental project to plant mangroves along a coastal estuary in the Thach Ha district of Ha Tinh province in northern central Vietnam. It was designed and managed by the district forestry and water manageme ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54
- Another invasion: lessons from the international support to East Timorese NGOs
This article seeks to contribute to the debate on collaboration between national and international NGOs. It argues that it is vital for the development of stable, independent, and viable civil societies that the international NGOs promote a bottom-up appr ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:10
- Food-price hikes and the situation of farm workers in the Philippines
Agricultural wage labourers in the Philippines were especially vulnerable to the food-price increases of 2007–08. Their wages do not cover the costs of food, clothing, and shelter, much less healthcare and their children's education. Food-price in ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 10:19