Nicaragua and Poverty
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Content from selected partners can be found by following the relevant links in the central panel below - or check out our editor's selection of the best sector specific information from other websites.
- The BLDS poverty collection
- Search for the latest poverty-related print documents on this country from the British Library for Development Studies collection
- Seen, heard and counted: rethinking care in a development context
- S. Razavi (ed) / Development and Change Journal, 2012
- This is a diverse collection of contributions covering various aspects of care from around the world, from Chinese women’s burdens under economic reform, to the political and social organisation of childcare in Argentina. Razavi...
- From social safety net to social policy? The role of conditional Cash transfers in welfare state Development in Latin America
- F Bastagli / International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, 2009
- Since the early 1990s, conditional cash transfers (CCTs) have been adopted by countries across Latin America as central elements of their poverty reduction strategies. CCTs share three components in common: a cash transfer, a targetin...
- Grassroots speakout on UN Women: outcome document
- Huairou Commission, 2011
- On March 2nd, grassroots women leaders from around the world voiced their key recommendations and experiences to Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Dr. Michelle Bachelet, and other representatives of UN Women ...
- The Millennium Development Goals: A Latin American and Caribbean Perspective
- H. Guzman; E. Espindola; R. Bajraj / United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005
- This paper looks at the differences across countries in Latin American and Caribbean region in terms of their chances of attaining the Goals and, wherever possible, the differences between trends in various segments of the population ...
- Which is better - conditional or unconditional cash transfers?
- S. Devereux (ed) / Eldis Gateway to Development and Environment Information, 2009
- In response to the recent food crisis and global financial crisis, the G-20 countries and the World Bank announced increased spending on social protection programmes, including cash-based systems. Cash transfers are an increasingly po...
- When CCTs can't be sustained: Nicaragua's Red de Proteccion Social (RPS) programme
- C. Moore / International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, 2009
- Among the many conditional cash transfer programmes (CCTs) implemented in Latin America recently, Nicaragua’s Red de Proteccion Social (RPS) initiative, started in 2002, is widely considered to have been particularly succes...
- Looking beyond agriculture for the promotion of productive activities in rural areas
- A. Zezza; G. Carletto; B. Davis / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2007
- An increasing number of empirical papers and reports have provided evidence that point to the importance of the rural non-farm (RNF) economy in developing countries. In parallel, the livelihoods approach, recognises that households us...
- Eldis is joining forces with eight new partner organisations in a new collaborative project, provisionally called the “Open Knowledge Hub”, to support knowledge producers and consumers, particularly those in developing countries, to improve the availability and accessibility of global development research. Increasing the availability and accessibility of global development research is the core business of Eldis. In recent years we’ve seen the growing ‘Open Data’ movement and accelerating use of open systems for sharing and contextualisation of development knowledge and in 2011 we opened up access to our own content through our Open API. We believe these developments hold great potential for improving decision making and contributing to broad development goals. However the use of these systems also risks widening, rather than diminishing, digital divides in the availability, accessibility and visibility of research evidence – particularly where that evidence is being generated by stakeholders in developing countries. These stakeholders risk being disadvantaged by a lack of resources and technical capacity to engage with these emerging open systems. Through an open call for partners which ran through September and October we have identified a group of like-minded organisations, each bringing a huge amount of relevant experience in delivering knowledge services, to try to collectively tackle this issue. In the first instance we plan to work together in the development of shared open data systems and standards to promote effective content sharing and increase the visibility and reach of development research through our services. In the longer term we also aim to share learning, and collaborate on the delivery of our services in areas such as quality assurance, promotion, monitoring and evaluation and technical development.The new partners are: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Practical Action Latin America Regional Office (PAC LA) GDNet Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) – SocioEconomic Research Portal for the Philippines (SERP-P) Soul Beat Africa Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) The partners will come together in January 2014 for a workshop to plan the collaborative development of the project and next steps. We hope to issue additional calls and to invite new partners to join us in 2014. If you would like to know more about the project please get in touch with us at Eldis.
- M. Prowse; A. Chimhowu / Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2007
- This paper looks at the links between poverty, agriculture and land, reporting on panel data analysis in five countries – Vietnam, Uganda, India, Nicaragua and Ethiopia. It suggests that three ‘pillars’ can help to m...
- Each to their own – no household cooperation in urban Nicaragua
- Dennis Rodgers / id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2007
- Economists, anthropologists and others who study household dynamics tend to assume that people within a household will cooperate to fulfil the needs of that household. Most households are based on family groups and the predominant not...
- Conditional cash transfers for human development in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Sudhanshu Handa; Benjamin Davis / id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2007
- Conditional cash transfers have emerged as the dominant form of social welfare in Latin America and the Caribbean. Cash is transferred to poor families provided that they use health and educational resources. Despite programme success...