IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: PRESENT AND FUTURE
Volume 3 - Regional and subregional co-operation, and joint ventures
By Albert Sasson
2001, ISBN 92-3-103792-7
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Since the 1980s, many developing countries have used the existing
institutional regional and subregional co-operation frameworks to foster
their collaboration in biotechnology research and development. This
endeavour helps them to avoid being marginalized within a globalized
economy and, complemented with economic, scientific and technological co-operation,
serves them as a springboard for the endogenous development of
This 3rd volume presents an overview of regional
and subregional co-operation as well as bilateral iniciatives between
countries (North-South and South-South) and public research institutions,
and joint ventures between private corporations, or between
publicly-and-privatly-owned companies. All these forms of co-operation
play an increasingly important role in promoting the advancement of
biotechnologies and their benefits in the developing world.
- ENGINE OF DEVELOPMENT
An analysis of the role of copyright in economic development and cultural
By Ralph Oman
2000, ISBN 92-3-103738-2
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This work, the first digital publication proposed by UNESCO Publishing,
highlights the economic benefits that flow to developing countries from
strong copyright protection. It documents the cultural benefits that
spring from the elimination of copyright piracy. Most important, though,
it attemps to give the reader the arguments needed to answer the hard
question posed at the outset, be they from a government minister, a
law-school student, or one's own children: why copyright?
The author, Ralph Oman, is a copyright expert
from the United States, Counsel at Dechert Price & Rhoads and Former
United States Register of Copyrights.
The E-Book contents are presented on PDF
format, with navigating facilities. A timescale allows access to a concise
historical notice of copyright development and consultation is also
possible through some 30 key questions or key words. Over 50 Internet
links e references enlarge the references and bibliography.
SECONDARY EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Strategies for sustainable growth
By Keith Levin and Françoise Caillods
2001, ISBN 92-803-1199-9
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In 1990, at the World Conference on Education for All in Jomtien, and
again in April 2000 in Dakar, most developing countries reaffirmed their
commitment to providing their school-age children with universal access to
a first cycle of education. The number of children who graduate from
primary education is expanding rapidly and putting pressure on governments
to open up educational opportunities at higher levels.
This book explores the problems that surround
secondary school financing, outlines the rationale for expanding secondary
education and investigates under what conditions it might be possible to
do so at sustainable levels of cost. It carries out the analysis for
different groups of countries, using data derived from the UNESCO database.
Then, it analyses the issue on the basis of case studies in Asia, Latin
America and Africa. It concludes with a discussion of the policy options
that offer prospects of improved access at sustainable levels of cost
without unacceptable deterioration in quality.
SUR LA PLANÈTE : POPULATION ET PERSPECTIVES DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DANS LE
Par Daniel Noin et Abdelkader Sid Ahmed
2000, ISBN 92-3-203757-2
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Egalement disponible en arabe
monde arabe offre une surprenante unité qui le distingue fortement des
pays du sud de l'Europe ou de l'Afrique subsaharienne. Mais les multiples
évolutions intervenues au cours des dernières décennies ont bouleversé
sa physionomie. Les mentalités n'ont pas évolué partout de la même façon
et les différences démographiques, économiques et sociales se sont
EAT GREEN CUCUMBER AT THE TIME OF DYING?
Exploring the link between women's literacy and development: a Nepal
By Anna Robinson-Pant
2001, ISBN 92-820-1107-0
UNESCO Publishing / UIE
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This book challenges the assumption that women's literacy rates can be
measured and correlated with statistical indicators of development, such
as child mortality or fertility rates. Using rich ethnographic data from
two contrasting literacy programmes in Nepal, the author examines what
kind of literacy and what kind of development are being promoted by
international aid agencies. As well as bringing the voices of women
participants, class facilitators and trainers into the policy arena, the
book looks at how ethnographic research like this could be used to improve
current development planning practices.
The link between women's
literacy and development is seen not as an equation that planners can
somehow calculate, but as a dynamic process in which all the involved
partners can and should play an active role.
"Why Eat Green Cucumber at the Time of Dying?"
is the winner of the 1998 International Award for Literacy Research,
sponsored by the Canadian National Literacy Secretariat and the French
governmental literacy agency Groupe Permanent de Lutte contre l'Illetrisme,
and supervised by the UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE), Hamburg.