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Agricultural water-use efficiency in a global perspective: the case of Iran
G. Soltani / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
This study addresses the problem of water-use efficiency in agriculture via the optimisation of water use for and the external trade patterns of agricultural products in Iran. Towards this end, some major issues on agricultural water ...
Palestinian household willingness and ability to pay for public utilities in the West Bank: the case of electricity and water
M.K. El-Jafari / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
In spite of the fact that demand for water and electricity in the West Bank (WB) has increased sharply over the past decade, local providers of those services are suffering from continuous fiscal deficits. However, the collection effi...
Did trade liberalization benefit female workers? Evidence on wage and employment effects from Egypt
S. AlAzzawi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
Egypt has gone through a period of dramatic, albeit slow, economic reform and trade liberalisation process, with average tariff rates being reduced by more than 50% over a period of 15 years. This study investigates the extent of gend...
Women and poverty: salient findings from a gendered analysis of a quasi-anthropological study in rural Punjab and Sindh
LN Chaudhry / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2004
The report is an analysis based on a qualitative investigation of poverty in Pakistan by means of in-depth studies of six villages in six different agro-ecological zones in Punjab and Sindh. A quasi-anthropological methodology is empl...
Output-employment relationship across sectors: a long-versus short-run perspective
A. Şahin; A. Tansel; M. Hakan Berument / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
Unemployment constitutes a large component of the cost of business cycles. Thus understanding the dynamics of unemployment and its relation to the overall economic performance is vital. This paper investigates the nature of the...
Political patronage and economic opportunity: the case of vertical integration in the Egyptian clothing industry
A. El-Haddad / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
This paper investigates the determinants of vertical integration in the Egyptian clothing industry. High-end market segments are a critical determinant of integration. Limited access to finance restricts the possibilities for many fir...
Does infrastructure mitigate the effect of urban concentration on poverty in developing countries?
K. Sekkat / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
The paper focuses on a poorly investigated issue, although highly challenging for developing countries, which is the nexus between urban concentration, poverty and infrastructure. A system of equations is estimated including poverty, ...
Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) of workers welfare fund
Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2012
Government of Pakistan (GoP) has been facing challenges in ensuring workers’ welfare across the industrial entities of the country. While it has not been able to fully implement the macro-level labour reforms (e.g. the implement...
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014
UN, 2014
Fourteen years ago, the Millennium Declaration articulated a bold vision and established concrete targets for improving the existence of many and for saving the lives of those threatened by disease and hunger. There has been important...
Report on the state of food insecurity in urban India
MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, 2010
A review of the global context in respect of food security shows that the slow growth rate of food production has led to a decline in per capita output of grain between the 1970s and the first decade of the twenty-first century, due i...
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Agricultural water-use efficiency in a global perspective: the case of Iran
G. Soltani / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
This study addresses the problem of water-use efficiency in agriculture via the optimisation of water use for and the external trade patterns of agricultural products in Iran. Towards this end, some major issues on agricultural water ...
Palestinian household willingness and ability to pay for public utilities in the West Bank: the case of electricity and water
M.K. El-Jafari / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
In spite of the fact that demand for water and electricity in the West Bank (WB) has increased sharply over the past decade, local providers of those services are suffering from continuous fiscal deficits. However, the collection effi...
Did trade liberalization benefit female workers? Evidence on wage and employment effects from Egypt
S. AlAzzawi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
Egypt has gone through a period of dramatic, albeit slow, economic reform and trade liberalisation process, with average tariff rates being reduced by more than 50% over a period of 15 years. This study investigates the extent of gend...
Women and poverty: salient findings from a gendered analysis of a quasi-anthropological study in rural Punjab and Sindh
LN Chaudhry / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2004
The report is an analysis based on a qualitative investigation of poverty in Pakistan by means of in-depth studies of six villages in six different agro-ecological zones in Punjab and Sindh. A quasi-anthropological methodology is empl...
Output-employment relationship across sectors: a long-versus short-run perspective
A. Şahin; A. Tansel; M. Hakan Berument / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
Unemployment constitutes a large component of the cost of business cycles. Thus understanding the dynamics of unemployment and its relation to the overall economic performance is vital. This paper investigates the nature of the...
Political patronage and economic opportunity: the case of vertical integration in the Egyptian clothing industry
A. El-Haddad / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
This paper investigates the determinants of vertical integration in the Egyptian clothing industry. High-end market segments are a critical determinant of integration. Limited access to finance restricts the possibilities for many fir...
Does infrastructure mitigate the effect of urban concentration on poverty in developing countries?
K. Sekkat / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
The paper focuses on a poorly investigated issue, although highly challenging for developing countries, which is the nexus between urban concentration, poverty and infrastructure. A system of equations is estimated including poverty, ...
Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) of workers welfare fund
Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2012
Government of Pakistan (GoP) has been facing challenges in ensuring workers’ welfare across the industrial entities of the country. While it has not been able to fully implement the macro-level labour reforms (e.g. the implement...
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014
UN, 2014
Fourteen years ago, the Millennium Declaration articulated a bold vision and established concrete targets for improving the existence of many and for saving the lives of those threatened by disease and hunger. There has been important...
Report on the state of food insecurity in urban India
MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, 2010
A review of the global context in respect of food security shows that the slow growth rate of food production has led to a decline in per capita output of grain between the 1970s and the first decade of the twenty-first century, due i...
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Centre for Micro Finance, India (CMF)
The Centre for Micro Finance aims to improve the accessibility and quality of financial services for the poor through rigorous research, knowledge dissemination and evidence-based policy outreach. Most CMF research projects entail the collection of primary data via survey instruments. Once CMF data sets are cleaned and analyzed they are made publicly available online and can be accessible via...
Development Support Center (DSC)
Development Support Center (DSC) is an Indian resource organisation that provides knowledge based support to Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), government agencies and other stakeholders in the field of natural resource management.
Sustainable Development 2015 (SD2015)
The Sustainable Development 2015 website provides the latest news, information and expert analysis around the global decision-making process to define a new set of global goals to eradicate poverty through sustainable development, known as the post-2015 development agenda. The website forms part of a wider multi-stakeholder engagement programme run by Stakeholder Forum and CIVICUS, in c...
Reseau de Lutte contre la Faim (RELUFA)
The REseau de LUtte contre la FAim (RELUFA) is a non-partisan national network of Cameroonian ecumenical and secular non-profit organizations and mainstream churches. The member organizations come from all regions in Cameroon and have joined forces to develop common strategies against systemic problems of hunger, poverty, and socio-, economic- and environmental injustice
Centre pour l'Environnement et le Développement / Centre for Environment and Development (CED)
Research and advocacy organisation promoting sustainable livelihoods and the protection of natural resources in Cameroon.
International Journal of Environmental Science and Development (IJESD)
Lack of resilience to climatic accidents seems to be one of the main reasons for the transformation of climatic accidents into environmental, economic and social disasters for rural communities. Focusing particularly on Madagascar and Haiti, the recommendations in this policy brief target ways to increase and improve the coverage and impact of existing risk management tools, as well as making proposals for new tools. The authors argue that in poor and disaster-prone countries like Madagascar or Haiti, development assistance must seek to reduce disaster-related risk in order to achieve lasting improvements.  In particular the paper looks at: management of crises and climatic accidents in rural areas vulnerability to climate change and resilience capacities resilience to climatic accidents in public works and safety-nets grassroots community development and scaling up. The brief makes the following observations: prevention and risk-management tools have to be integrated into already existing social safety-nets within the framework of food security and poverty reduction strategies the tools to strengthen safety-nets should include the mobilisation of permanent public works projects to maintain and develop rural infrastructure and production systems participation of the local workforce from the most vulnerable households will ensure a complementary function for the safety-net through the generation of non-agricultural income the carbon-binding potential of activities with such high labour intensity provides an opportunity for sustainable financing through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDG) sustainable financing can also be achieved through public funds which target climate change mitigation the creation of jobs whose obvious function is rural, environmental and natural resource management can also be addressed for the purpose of promoting rural resilience.
Grail Research
Market research organisation. Grail Research has offices in Massachusetts, New York, Beijing, Johannesburg, and Noida, a satellite town adjoining the Indian capital, New Delhi.
Professional Development for Livelihoods Advisers Website (PLOW)
PLOW was funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and supported the professional development of DFID livelihoods advisers. Site was operational between 2006-2008, and is now archived.
TI-UP Resource Centre
TI-UP is a key resource centre providing a one-stop shop for knowledge in the combined fields of Technology, Infrastructure and Urban Planning, serving The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) infrastructure advisors, programme managers, DFID's partners in developing countries, and the wider international development community.
Pastoralism
Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice is an interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal on extensive livestock production systems throughout the world. Pastoralists rely on rangelands and livestock for their livelihoods, but exhibit different levels of mobility and market involvement, and operate under a variety of different land tenure regimes. Pastoralism publishes research that influences...
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