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Preventing rural exodus through development in the Pampas

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Kalil, Artur Marques
  • Publisher: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Published Location: United States -- Maryland
  • ISBN: 9781109634426
  • Country: Brazil
  • State/Region: Pampas

Rural Brazil has gone through a crisis in the past century. Modernization and technology shifts has left agriculture in few very mechanized hands and pushed the rural labor force into industrialized urban areas. This phenomenon is called the Rural Exodus. The Pampas, the southernmost tip of Brazil, are symptomatic of the exodus. Establishme ....

Profit Contingent Loans for Social and Community Investments in Economically Disadvantaged Regions

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Chapman, Bruce; Simes, Ric
  • Journal Name: Public Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 1, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

It is argued in this paper that an externality might exist for economically disadvantaged areas, and this might take various forms. If this is the case, it is argued in the paper that public sector intervention of various types could be required. The important contribution of the paper lies in the outlining of a different approach for&n ....

Recent Trends in Farm Finance and Rural Debt in Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Mick Keogh, Adam Tomlinson, Gaetane Potard
  • Journal Name: Farm Policy Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10 No. 3
  • Publisher: Australian Farm Institute
  • Published Location: Surry Hills
  • ISBN: 1449–8812
  • Country: Australia

Australian farmers operate in a volatile business environment, subject to the vagaries of the Australian climate and fully exposed to capricious international agricultural commodity markets. Periodically, a combination of climate and market factors create particularly challenging periods for farm businesses, during which time there are inevitable ....

Reclaiming economic sovereignty: Native and Aboriginal financial institutions

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Schneider, Bettina
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of California, Davis
  • Published Location: United States -- California
  • ISBN: 9781109217360
  • Country: United States, Canada

My dissertation examines how the institutional structures of Native Financial Institutions (NFIs) in the United States and Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs) in Canada have contributed to their growth and success and how these institutions are helping Indigenous communities to participate in the global economy on their own terms. ....

Report into Local Government Private Partnerships for Asset Redevelopment

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: New South Wales. Parliament. Standing Committee on Public Works.
  • Publisher: New South Wales Parliament
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 9781921012839
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The NSW Standing Committee on Public Works undertook this inquiry to investigate why councils were not making greater use of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). While PPPs are by no means the complete answer to all of local government’s infrastructure funding problems, they do present one way that councils can either upgrade existing infrastruc ....

Resolving the Infrastructure Funding Crisis in Australian Local Government: A Bond Market Issue Approach Based on Local Council Income

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Byrnes, Joel; Dollery, Brian; Crase, Lin; Simmons, Phil
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Numerous state-based and national public inquiries across Australia have demonstrated conclusively that local councils face almost insurmountable problems in coping with the problem of financing a massive backlog in local infrastructure maintenance and renewal. Various solutions have been advanced to tackle the problem, including t ....

Rural Communities and Rural Social Issues: Priorities for Research

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Black, A; Duff, J; Saggers, S; Baines, P; Jennings, A; Bowen, P
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642581606
  • Country: Australia

This report deals with priorities for research into rural communities and rural social issues. The report is based on an extensive literature review, together with information derived from a survey of policy-making agencies and researchers, as well as discussion at a national workshop held in Canberra on 19 May 1999. Issues reviewe ....

Search Conference Background Paper: Strengthening Local Government Revenue

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Comrie, John
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

Over the past decade or so there has been considerable attention given to the state of Australian local governments' finances, the capacity of local governments to fund reasonable and appropriate service levels, why local governments may have financial challenges and what if anything should be done about these matters. There have ....

Strong foundations for sustainable local infrastructure

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Grimsey, Darrin; Jones, Ben Carlton; Hemingway, Greg
  • Publisher: Ernst & Young
  • Country: Australia

The Ernst & Young report Strong foundations for sustainable local infrastructure sets out a number of recommendations for funding future local infrastructure needs. The report makes recommendations on: how councils can leverage existing funding sources for investment in new infrastructure improving councils' access to finance, and helpi ....

The Future of Micro Credit in Australia: Opportunities for Economic Empowerment

  • Year: 2009
  • Publisher: The Institute for Regional Development - Cradle Coast Campus UTas
  • Country: Australia

Micro credit represents a significant policy innovation. It is a direct investment in individuals and communities, recognising their ability to drive economic and social change. This report has been prepared to help governments understand and encourage the use of micro credit as a tool to enhance economic engagement opportunities f ....

What's in it for Koories? Barwon Darling Alliance Credit Union and the delivery of financial and banking services in north-west New South Wales

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Westbury, N
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731549066
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Issues relating to Indigenous people's access to, and understanding of banking and other financial services are critical to their ability to participate in the economy, thereby improving their general quality of life and in the longer term, assisting in the reduction of welfare dependence. Indigenous people's comparatively low inco ....

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