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- 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...
- Prepayment mechanisms can protect poor households from unforeseen medical costs
- O. O'Donnell; E. van Doorslaer; R. P. Rannan-Eliya / Equitap 2005
- Heavy reliance on out of pocket (OOP) financing of health care in most developing countries leaves households exposed to the risks of unforeseen medical expenditures. This paper looks at the incidence of catastrophic medical expenditu...
- The use of direct taxes and government expenditure programs to achieve income distribution
- J. Martinez-Vazquez / International Studies Programmme, Georgia State University 2007
- This paper provides an overview of the conceptual bases of incidence analyses. It highlights some measurement issues, reviews the main techniques used to estimate tax, benefit and fiscal incidence, and summarises the empirical results...
- Are marginalised children in Bangladesh being given effective help?
- B. Jensen / Children, Youth and Environments 2007
- With the emergence of a global concept of childhood based on the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) there has been a growing interest in increasing children’s participation in society. This paper exp...
- Shifting cultivation as "good practice"?: lessons from the Eastern Himilayas
- E. Kerkhoff; E. Sharma / International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal 2006
- Hundreds of millions of people in Asia are dependent on shifting cultivation, yet the practice has tended to be seen in a negative light and discouraged by policy makers. This document challenges prevailing as...