Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Countries Trieste, Italy 11-13 September 2001 One of the key features influencing the use of new technologies in developing countries is the changing character of research and development (R&D), especially in the industrialized countries.

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the second review of Tanzania's performance under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF)[1] arrangement. The decision will enable Tanzania to draw SDR 20 million (about US$26 million) immediately.

Your kind attention is cordially invited to our new but growing website on: "Understanding Poverty, Health and Development in Africa". The primary goal of the site is to help ordinary people to easily comprehend the policy and practical dimensions of poverty, its measurement and interplay with health and development.

The Rockefeller Foundation's Communication for Social Change program released Making Wave: Stories of Participatory Communication for Social Change, a report written by Alfonso Gumucio Dagron. Making Waves is a worldwide examination on the role of participatory communication in development programs. Contact: Brian Byrd.