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Post-conflict pro-poor private sector development: the case of Timor-Leste

Post-conflict recovery and development is the subject of current attention and a major challenge is that of post-conflict economic development, which is central to reducing poverty and improving local livelihoods. In this regard, many post-conflict develo ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:48

Learning from informal markets: innovative approaches to land and housing provision

Full-text sample article FREE from Taylor & Francis. Sub-standard and insecure housing conditions are recognised as a crucial aspect of urban poverty. In most large cities in the developing world, the formal market serves only a minority of the populat ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:07

World views in peace building: a post-conflict reconstruction challenge in Cambodia

This article explores post-conflict reconstruction in Cambodia through an analysis of both the dangers of liberal peace building and the positive role that training in capacity building plays in war-torn societies. The central question addressed is how ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2010-02-25 15:03

Who is the expert?

This is an account of the author's experience as an adviser in the Education Ministry of the Lao People's Democratic Republic. The article looks critically at the role of the foreign `expert', the contexts in which such expertise is provided or even impos ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:55

Female volunteers: An asset to the reproductive health sector in rural Cambodia

The results of a field study examined in this article show the remarkable success of a reproductive health education and community outreach project in Cambodia that has been implemented by the Ministry of Women's and Veterans' Affairs since 1995, in terms ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:10

Mainstreaming globalisation in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in the Asia-Pacific region

This paper examines the extent to which the key elements of globalisation, such as international trade, investments, foreign aid, transnational labour migration and tourism have been mainstreamed into the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) in the ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2011-11-29 12:20

Gender justice: the World Bank’s new approach to the poor?

Gender inequality is now widely acknowledged as an important factor in the spread and entrenchment of poverty. This article examines the World Development Report 2000/01 as the World Bank’s blueprint for addressing poverty in the twenty-first century alon ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:03

Let the Good Times Roll: Prostitution and the US Military in Asia

Author:  Pollock Sturdevant, Sandra and Brenda Stolfuz Issue:  ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-22 07:44

Practical innovations for strengthening Community-Led Total Sanitation: selected experience from Asia

While Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is a relative success in a growing number of countries, there are also difficulties in assuring all community members can build and use toilets. This paper draws on experiences of IRC International Water and S ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2012-05-14 16:03

Java furniture makers: globalisation winners or losers?

This article is concerned with the question of whether participation in the global economy leads to sustainable income growth. It examines the furniture industry of Central Java, which has grown rapidly since the financial crisis in 1997. The article show ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:48