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Enero 1999
Europa
América Latina y el Caribe

Paper uses a new pre-1940 Third World data base documenting real wages and relative factor prices to explore their determinants. There are three possibilities: external price shocks, factor endowment changes, and technological change. As the paper's title suggests, technological change is an unlikely explanation.

Enero 1999
América Latina y el Caribe

Land and forestry-based activities could in principle play important roles as climate change mitigation strategies. In practice, however, several questions have been raised about their feasibility. Therefore, understanding the processes and determinants of land use changes is critical.

Enero 1999
América Latina y el Caribe

The application of the incremental cost assessment to biodiversity has always been uncertain. This paper seeks to demonstrate that the concept is a workable one in biodiversity. This paper has a twofold aim:1. to make explicit the strategic and logical approach to incremental cost assessment- to demonstrate that it is replicable and applicable to all GEF projects2.

Enero 1999
Nicaragua
América Latina y el Caribe

The advance of the agricultural frontier constitutes the biggest source of deforestation in Central America today. This conversion of tropical forests into agricultural land and pasture is the direct result of individual land use decisions.

Enero 1999
Europa
Asia occidental
América Latina y el Caribe
África septentrional

Localization—the growing economic and political power of cities, provinces, and other sub-national entities—will be one of the most important new trends in the 21st century.

Enero 1999
América Latina y el Caribe

Paper addresses the following concerns:rural women have limited access to and control of landmost agrarian reforms and legislation that directly or indirectly regulate access to land discriminate against womenthe establishment of legal frameworks with a gender perspective and the elimination of cultural and institutional factors that prevent the recognition of women as producers are essential t

Informes e investigaciones
Junio 1998
América Latina y el Caribe

Prefacio En 1990, Italia se convirtió en uno de los estados miembros de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe y coincidentemente con ese evento, se preparó la primera versión del Proyecto 'Gestión Urbana en Ciudades Intermedias de América Latina y el Caribe' (GUCI).Desde 1985, la CEPAL había incorporado el tema de la gestión urbana en su trabajo, a través de las actividades de l

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