OECD Trade Policy Working Paper No. 51. This paper presents improved approaches to measurement of services barriers by using alternative weighting methods and improved econometric specifications.
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This report analyzes the Bank's contribution to freer trade in developing countries and makes concrete recommendations on how to boost trade opportunities to better alleviate poverty in the future.
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In 2003 the BMZ commissioned a series of ex-post evaluations of finalised development coooperation projects and programmes in the field of Regional Rural Development (RRD) so as to obtain more information on the relationship of cause and effects in Germany‘s development cooperation and to further fine-tune the methodical evaluation concepts developed so far for impact assessment. The aim of the evaluation was to obtain an
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In 1999, Sida and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs published: “Investing for Future Generations, Sweden’s International Response to HIV/AIDS”. Five years later, Sida/UTV commissioned an evaluation to assess implementation of this strategy in Sida.
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The purpose of this evaluation is to examine technical assistance (TA) provided by the IMF to its member countries and to derive operational recommendations that can enhance the contribution of TA to the overall IMF mandate. The stated objectives of IMF TA were defined in the most recent policy statement on the subject. “In accord with the IMF's first Article of Agreement, the objective of the IMF's TA program is to contribute to the
The results of the OECD-DAC survey on progress in harmonisation and alignment.
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Lowering interest rates and, thus, the cost of borrowing in the rand zone (Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa) is a priority to promote investment and economic growth.
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Attached is the Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) for the above credits to Zambia, approved and operative from 1995 to 2000.
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Country Study of Zambia
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This study looks at area development projects in a perspective of poverty reduction, sustainability and learning. It seeks to find out how some of the long-standing problems of the area development approach, such as targeting and integration of projects with existing policy frameworks and systems of administration, have been solved in three different projects. Formative in purpose, it also tries to identify how area development