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Counting the cost : the economic impact of cluster munition contamination in Lebanon

CROWTHER, Greg
May 2008

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The aim of this report is to determine the economic costs of the cluster munition contamination that was caused during the 2006 conflict in Lebanon. The primary focus areas include: the cost of loss to agricultural production; the cost of responding to contamination through international clearance and risk reduction operations; and the economic cost of deaths and injuries. It concludes with summary results of the estimated financial cost of cluster munitions

Cluster munitions in Kosovo : analysis of use contamination and casualities

MOYES, Richard
February 2007

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This report consists of a detailed assessment of the use of cluster munitions in Kosovo. More specifically, it draws on data sets to examine the claims and counterclaims of humanitarian organisations and of user governments. It concludes with an analysis of how key governments responded to lessons learned from cluster munition use and there impact in Kosovo

DFID departmental report 2005

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
2005

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This report gives a comprehensive account of previous spending and future plans for spending of the UK Department for International development (DFID). Specifically, this report focuses on DFID's work and key developments from April 2004 to March 2005 and explains DFID's approach to working as part of a wider international effort to address poverty in developing countries. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in international organisations and development

Making cash count : lessons from cash transfer schemes in east and southern Africa for supporting the most vulnerable children and households

DEVEREUX, Stephen
et al
2005

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This is the report of a study comparing unconditional cash transfers to vulnerable groups in 15 countries in east and southern Africa, with in-depth analysis of four counties - Ethiopia, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zambia. Because cash transfers are new to this region, the aim is to draw lessons for policy from a comparative review. The report finds that knowledge gaps impede the development of meaningful policy. This work would be useful for anyone with an interest in vulnerable groups, development and the socio-economic factors

Small arms in the pacific

ALPERS, Philip
TWYFORD, Conor
March 2003

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This study investigates a range of small arms-related issues in 20 nations of the southern Pacific. It also examines the status of existing firearm legislation and the degree of legal stockpiles and illicit trade, and the socio-economic impacts of armed conflict on Pacific communities. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in conflict situations, socio-economic impacts and development

Explosive remnants of war : ERW in Sri Lanka

CAVE, Rosy
2003

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This resource examines the type of munitions that comprise ERW (unexploded remnants) in Sri Lanka and the short- and long-term impact on the lives of individuals and communities. The aim is to advocate against the use by presenting the humanitarian and economic risks

Training and skill acquisition in the informal sector : a literature review

LIIMATAINEN, Marjo-Riittaa
2002

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This study is a collection of literature surveys and case studies that presents experiences related to skills development in informal economies, focusing on developing and transition countries from the 1990s. It provides information about the informal sector, training and skills development, and related policies issues. It examines the impact of skills training on employment, incomes and working conditions. It is would be useful for policy makers and practitioners interested in training and skill acquisition in the informal sector

Alleviating poverty and building citizenship in South Africa through social security : what lessons from the UK experience?

VAN NIEKERK,, Robert
et al
2001

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This report consists of briefing papers submitted to the Committee of Inquiry into Social Security Reform in South Africa that addressthe system of social security in South Africa and identifies plausible options for reform. It borrows recommendations from the system of reform occurring in the UK, and where appropriate, also provides other international examples. This work would be useful for anyone with an interest in poverty reduction and welfare reform

Eumap.org

EUROPEAN UNION MONIOTORING AND ADVOCACY PROGRAM (EUMAP)

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The purpose of this website is to monitor the development of human rights, rule of law standards, and policies in EU countries and those applying for membership. The work here includes: encouraging regular and comprehensive independent monitoring; contributing to improving standards and policies; and promoting active engagement of civil society. This work would be useful for anyone with an interest in human rights and policy development across Europe

Wahenga : regional hunger and vulnerability programme

WAHENGA

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This website is to raise awareness and advocate for social protection legislation in six Southern African countries including Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It aims to encourage a diverse range of stakeholders to engage in the hunger and vulnerability debate. It would be useful for anyone with an interest in poverty alleviation, social protection and vulnerable groups. The site also provides its briefs and leaflets in Portuguese

Data query

WORLD BANK

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Data Query offers free access to a segment of the World Development Indicators (WDI) database, an extensive collection of data about development. This segment includes 54 timeseries indicators for 208 countries and 18 groups, spanning five years. Users can choose several ways of displaying the data: index, percentage change, and graphs, and can export the result in standard formats. Definitions and sources are also available

Eldis : the gateway to development information

ELDIS

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ELDIS is a gateway to information on development issues, providing free and easy access to a wide range of high quality online resources. It provides summaries and links to online documents. It also offers a directory of websites, databases, library catalogues and email discussion lists, and an email news service that can bring the latest research to your mail-box. Its resource guides offer easy access to information on a wide range of subjects

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