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  1. Library Resource
    January, 2002
    Latin America and the Caribbean

    Using a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model this report identifies the links among economic growth, poverty alleviation, and natural resource degradation in Brazil.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2001
    Indonesia

    In 1997, a major financial crisis struct Asia. In the wake of that crisis, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank provided large loans to the Indonesian government in return for their commitment to implement policy reforms intended to stabilize the economy and rekindle growth. Those reforms included various measures explicitly designed to improve forest management, most of which focused on forest concessions run by large Indonesian conglomerates.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2001
    India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Southern Asia

    Discusses and illustrates concepts for identifying ways of improving productivity of water within basins. The results of applying a water accounting procedure to four sub-basins in South Asia (Bhakra in India; Chishtian in Pakistan; Huruluwewa in nothern Sri Lanka; and Kirindi Oya in southern Sri Lanka) are presented. The methodology used identifies the quantities and productivity of various uses of water within a basin. This information is then used to identify the water-saving potential, and the means of improving the productivity of the managed supplies.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2001
    Netherlands

    Waternood is een methodiek voor het ontwerpen, inrichten en beheren van waterbeheerssystemen. Deze methode is toegepast in het herinrichtingsgebied De Leijen in Noord-Brabant. Belangrijke onderdelen van de methodiek zijn het vaststellen van het actuele en het optimale grondwaterregime, en het vaststellen van de bereikte doelrealisatie. In deze studie zijn daarvoor methoden ontwikkeld en in de praktijk getoetst, in het bijzonder voor de functies landbouw en natuur.

  5. Library Resource
    January, 2002

    How can integrative analysis (IA) of city systems improve understanding of the links between environmental and social problems? Can this analysis inform future decision- making? Collaborative research by the Australian National University and Mahidol University, Thailand, uses IA to analyse environmental problems, land use, and behaviour patterns in Bangkok. Do the roots of the city’s environmental problems lie in the nature of decision-making by stakeholders at every level, as the article suggests?

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2001

    The conceptual model necessary for an assessment of biotechnology's economic benefits and costs is outlined, emphasizing the need to account for the proprietary nature of biotechnology innovations. The model is illustrated with an application to Roundup Ready soybeans. The estimated value of this innovation is sizeable, with consumers and innovators claiming the largest shares of net benefits. Also, disparities in intellectual property rights protection across countries affect the distribution of benefits.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2001
    Netherlands

    Het gebied Appingedam-Delfzijl bestaat uit holocene zeekleiafzettingen. Alle afzettingen die aan of nabij het oppervlak voorkomen dateren uit verschillende Duinkerke transgressiefasen. In het noorden komen hooggelegen, oude kwelder- en oeverwallen voor. Ze bestaan meestal uit zavel. Naar het zuiden toe worden de gronden geleidelijk zwaarder. Het gebied wordt doorsneden door voormalige kreken (maren). De talrijke wierden zijn kenmerkende elementen in het open kleilandschap. Binnen de zeekleigronden zijn poldervaaggronden, leek/-woudeerdgronden en tuineerdgronden onderscheiden.

  8. Library Resource
    January, 2002
    Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa

    This Bostwana government report examines the linkages between land rights and both rural and urban poverty in Botswana, which constitute a strong element of the Bostwana PRSP. Its basis for this arises out of a need to adjust the land policy and land laws, administration and management to the changes being brought about by economic development and associated urbanisation in Botswana.

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