Oil & Gas Databook for Developing Countries

With the Special Reference to the ACP Countries

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Author: Derek Fee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400949685

Category: Science

Page: 215

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In order to alleviate their problems many less developed countries (LDCs) are endeavoring to develop to the full their energy resources and in particular their hydrocarbon resources. However, the development of these resources is hindered by many factors, among which are the following: badly established estimates of indigenous resources; under-exploration; lack of competent Government institutions to monitor the hydrocarbon sector; lack of local markets to exploit non-oil hydrocarbon finds; refineries which are outdated, producing the wrong product mix and where economies of scale make upgrading difficult. The purpose of this work is to examine the hydrocarbon sector in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries. An examination of such a diverse group of nations on a global scale is difficult since the group includes relatively rich countries such as Trinidad and Tobago with a GNP per capita of $4000, to the sub-Saharan countries such as Mali with a GNP per capita of $120. No easy solutions will be presented to improve the present energy situation in these countries but the reasons for the lack of hydrocarbon development will be examined. The work of the World Bank and similar international financial institutions will be assessed and a potted review of the hydrocarbon sector in each country will be presented.

OPEC Bulletin

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Petroleum industry and trade

Page: N.A

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Memoir

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Author: Geological Survey of Papua New Guinea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: N.A

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International African Bibliography

Current Books, Articles and Papers in African Studies

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Author: University of London. School of Oriental and African Studies,Institut international africain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Current Geographical Publications

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Author: University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

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Current Geographical Publications (CGP) is a non-profit service to the scholarly community initiated in 1938 by the American Geographical Society of New York. Beginning in 2006, the format changed to include the tables of contents of current geographical journals. The journal titles listed link to web pages or PDF scans of the current issue's contents.

Politica Internazionale

Selected Articles from IPALMO's Monthly

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Developing countries

Page: N.A

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Urban Indicators for Managing Cities

Cities Data Book

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Author: Matthew Westfall,Victoria A. De Villa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

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How to Manage an Aid Exit Strategy

The Future of Development Aid

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Author: Derek Fee

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780320329

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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After almost forty years of development aid most commentators agree that aid as we know it has not worked. Aid fatigue is suffered on both the donor and recipient sides, with a wide divergence between those who call for a radical overhaul of aid delivery methods, those who advocate a complete end to development aid and those who continually demand significant increases in aid flows. David Fee provides a refreshing, insightful and comprehensive analysis of how an exit may actually be possible - drawing on real experience and as such supplying a simple summary of recommended policy steps. The author thoroughly reviews aid for trade, regional integration and microfinance and a host of other solutions that have been proposed - arguing that an exit strategy for both donors and the least developed countries will have to consider the optimal combination of these specific initiatives to best satisfy the necessity of development and at the same time solve the problems of conventional aid.

The Anarchist Cookbook

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Author: William Powell

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387589660

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.

The New Presence of China in Africa

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Author: Meine Pieter van Dijk

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 908964136X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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"This book describes China's growing range of activities in Africa, especially in the sub-Saharan region. The three most important instruments China has at its disposal in Africa are development aid, investments and trade policy. The Chinese government, which believes the Western development aid model has failed, is looking for new forms of aid and development in Africa. China's economic success can partly be ascribed to the huge availability of cheap labour, which is primarily employed in export-oriented industries. China is looking for the required raw materials in Africa, and for new marketplaces. Investments are being made on a large scale in Africa by Chinese state-controlled firms and private companies, particularly in the oil-producing countries (Angola, Nigeria and Sudan) and countries rich in minerals (Zambia). Third, the trade policy China is conducting is analysed in China and compared with that of Europe and the United States. In case studies the specific situation in several African countries is examined. In Zambia the mining industry, construction and agriculture are described. One case study of Sudan deals with the political presence of China in Sudan and the extent to which Chinese arms suppliers contributed to the current crisis in Darfur. The possibility of Chinese diplomacy offering a solution in that conflict is discussed. The conclusion considers whether social responsibility can be expected of the Chinese government and companies and if this is desirable, and to what extent the Chinese model in Africa can act as an example - or not - for the West"--Publisher's description.

The Haitian Economy (Routledge Revivals)

Man, Land and Markets

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Author: Mats Lundahl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138818774

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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Haiti is a very poor country with a stagnant economy. This title, first published in 1983, considers the Haitian economy, placing it in its historical context, and explores the reasons why it has performed so badly. Mats Lundahl examines agriculture, which has failed to provide an adequate standard of living, analyses the structure of agricultural production, and explains why the land is so unproductive. Lundahl analyses why technology in agriculture is so underdeveloped and argues that no government since 1820 has been seriously interested in fostering economic development, since vested interest consistently intervenes to discourage new projects.

Ready for Takeoff

China's Advancing Aerospace Industry

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Author: Roger Cliff,Chad J. R. Ohlandt,David Yang

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833052063

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 162

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and other foreign aerospace firms are dependent on supplies from China, and the implications of all of these issues for U.S. security interests. The study should be of interest to business analysts, policymakers, lawmakers, and anyone who wishes to learn about China's market for commercial aviation, the capabilities of China's aerospace manufacturing industry, the role foreign aerospace firms are playing in the development of China's aerospace capabilities, and security implications for the United States. This research was sponsored by the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission, which was established by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on the economic and national security dimensions of U.S. trade and economic ties with the People's Republic of China. This research was conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND Corporation's National Security Research Division (NSRD).

Lemurs of Madagascar

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Author: Russell A. Mittermeier

Publisher: Ohio University Center for International Studies

ISBN: 9781934151235

Category: Aye-aye

Page: 767

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A book on the topic, Lemurs of Madagascar presents information on aspect of the biogeography, ecology and conservation of lemurs, with chapters reviewing and summarizing information on the geological history of Madagascar, the origin of lemurs, the extinct lemurs, the history of the discovery and study of living lemurs.