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Working PaperThe Burden of Government Debt in the Indian States: Implications for the MDG Poverty Target
In this paper we explore what impact, if any, government debts have on achieving the Millennium Development Goals for the Indian states...Debts, Public Economic development Fiscal policy
Book ChapterProvision of Social Services: Civil Economy, Cultural Evolution, and Participatory Development
From the book: Social Provision in Low-Income CountriesNonprofit organizations Public - private sector cooperation Social security
Book ChapterHaiti: Towards the Abyss?: Poverty, Dependence, and Resource Depletion
From the book: War, Hunger, and DisplacementEconomic development Land use Population
Book ChapterThe State
From the book: China and the Global Economy since 1840Economic policy International trade State governments
Working PaperUnderdevelopment, Transition and Reconstruction in Sub-Saharan Africa
Reconstructing Africa's war damaged economies is an urgent task...Economic policy (Business enterprises) Economic policy Government policy (Poor)
Book ChapterTNCs and the Nation State
From the book: Transnational Corporations and the Global EconomyInternational business enterprises Nationalism State governments
Working PaperTowards the Abyss?: The Political Economy of Emergency in Haiti
Towards the Abyss? The Political Economy of Emergency in Haiti analyzes the various factors that have contributed to create a protracted humanitarian emergency situation in Haiti...Economic development Land use Population