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- How globalisation in agribusiness is affecting South Asian farmers
- S. Sigh / Make Trade Fair Campaign, Oxfam International 2007
- This paper reviews the nature, profile and functioning of South Asia’s agribusiness sector which has been undergoing rapid changes in the wake of globalisation. Its principal focus is the impact of agribusiness corporations, sup...
- South Asian women speak out on climate change adaptation
- T. Mitchell; T. Tanner; K. Lussier / ActionAid International 2007
- Women will suffer most from climate change, because they are poorer. They have less access to financial resources, land, education, health and other basic rights than men, and are seldom involved in decision making processes. Women ar...
- The impact of HIV and AIDS on children in South Asia
- United Nations Children's Fund 2007
- The report concludes that around ten million children are affected by HIV and AIDS in South Asia, and their prospects are bleak unless they get access to antiretroviral treatment. Stigma and discrimination are widespread and founded o...
- Measures of successful sanitation programmes should be based on improvements in public health
- A. J. Robinson / UNDP - World Bank Water and Sanitation Program 2005
- This report by the Water and Sanitation Program summarises the findings of a study on scaling-up rural water and sanitation programmes based on eight case studies in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. The study draws out successes and l...
- Organising home-based workers in South and South East Asia
- D. L. Doane / Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK 2007
- This paper examines the relationship between home-based work and persistent poverty in certain parts of South and South East Asia. The author argues that an expanded conception of social protection is needed if poverty prevention init...
- The costs associated wtih road traffic accidents can push non-poor households into poverty
- A. Aeron-Thomas; G. D. Jacobs; B. Sexton / Global Road Safety Partnership 2004
- This paper published by the Global Road Safety Partnership studies the effects that fatal and serious road crashes have on low income households in Bangladesh and Bangalore, India. The study is based on household surveys in urban and ...
- Has ADB's gender and development policy addressed gender inequality in Asia?
- J Hunt; S Lateef; H. T Thomas / Asian Development Bank 2007
- The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 1998 Gender and Development (GAD) policy identified gender mainstreaming as a key strategy for addressing gender inequity. Project-specific gender action plans (GAPs) were introduced as a mecha...
- Examining inequality, growth and poverty in 17 Asian countries
- H.H. Son / Asian Development Bank 2007
- This paper examines the relationships between economic growth, income distribution, and poverty for 17 Asian countries for the period 1981–2001. The author uses an inequality–growth trade-off index (IGTI) to analyse the tr...
- To what extent has access to emergency obstetric care improved in Bangladesh?
- S. M. Collin; I. Anwar; C. Ronsmans 2007
- This paper published in the International Journal for Equity in Health, looks at progress made towards improving access to emergency obstetric care in Bangladesh. Using data from four Demographic and Health Surveys conducted between 1...
- How politics can shape poverty reduction efforts
- S. Hickey; T. Braunholtz-Speight / Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK 2007
- This policy brief looks at the role that politics plays in shaping efforts towards poverty reduction. While this has received growing recognition within international development over the past decade, from the ‘good governance&r...