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Social Welfare Systems in East Asia: A Comparative Analysis Including Private Welfare
D. Jacobs / Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines 1998
Overview of the social welfare systems of five East Asian countries, namely Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. It analyses the overall costs of welfare as well as income distribution aspects, based on both aggregate data a...
Social impacts of the Asian Financial Crisis in Thailand
World Bank Office, Thailand 1999
Regular report on the social effects of the crisis, eash issue profiling a specific issue. These have included Social capital: what should be the role of family and community in providing social safety ...
Petty-traders in peri-urban Africa: burgeoning class of entrepreneurs or underclass of underemployed and unemployed?
P.D. Little / Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1999
This article explores the increasing proliferation of petty traders, in Africa's sprawling peri-urban areas. Conclusions: The proliferation of petty traders in most peri-urban areas can be interpreted as an unhea...
Assessing poverty through the prism of safety nets: an Indonesian case-study
S. Sumarto; A. Suryahadi; L. Pritchett / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 2000
The "safety net" discussed in this paper guarantees against a poverty fall past an absolute level; the "safety rope" guarantees against a fall of more than a given distance. The safety net is concerned with an increase in poverty; the...
What is the role for targeting the poor in Peru?
N.R. Schady / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 2000
This article explores geographic targeting of social programs to the poor in Peru. The potential payoffs of such targeting are large, and differences in outcomes with different targeting indicators are small. Geographic targeting is p...
Bad news for the urban poor
J. Levinsohn; S. Berry; J. Friedman / National Bureau of Economic Research, USA 1999
Did the recent financial crisis in Indonesia result in dramatic price increases? In the Indonesian case the very poor appear the most vulnerable. The results emphasize the importance of heterogeneity when measuring the impact of the I...
Lives of poor people are most affected by actions at the country level
African Development Bank 2000
This report was prepared for the G8 Kyushu-Okinawa Summit Meeting 2000 by a consortium of multilateral finance organizations including African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Developm...
Affordability of safety net programmes is a normative and political judgement
S. Devereux / Institute of Development Studies UK 2001
This study examined the design and impacts of cash transfer programmes in three southern Africa countries. Design choices such as targeting, transfer levels and transfer mode (cash or food) require sensitivity by policy-makers and par...
Accessing credit can lead to a decline in income for rural smallholders
A. Diagne; M. Zeller / International Food Policy Research Institute 2001
This report analyzes the determinants of access to credit in Malawi and its impact on farm and nonfarm income and on household food security and seeks to quantify the relationship between the demand for formal loans and that for infor...
HIV/AIDS impacts food and livelihood security
S.I. Michiels / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2001
This paper aims to provide a suggested framework of action for FAO' s engagement in HIV/AIDS prevention and impact-mitigation in rural Sub Saharan Africa at the community and household level. It presents a list of potential activities...
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Drought coping strategies: migration and return
R. Haug / Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2000
This paper focuses on the Hawaweer, a nomadic pastoralist group inhabiting the Northern part of Sudan. The Hawaweer were forced to migrate in the mid-eighties because of drought and hunger. The Hawaweer were selected for study mainly ...
Sustainable livelihoods manual for field projects on adaptive strategies
International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg 1995
Manual on project design. Aims to ensure that teams select an appropriate mix of available research methods, particularly those based on participatory methods, so as to link meaningful field studies withpolicy research and thus achiev...
The contributions of ethical trade to sustainable livelihoods
D. Crucefix / Ethical Trade and Natural Resources Programme, NRI 1998
Examines the contribution ethical trade initiatives can make towards the goal of sustainable rural livelihoods. The experience of organic agriculture projects in developing and in-transition countries is the particular focus of this r...
Livelihoods and security issues in Malawi
M. Whiteside / Environment and Development Consultancy Ltd 1999
Ganyu is widely used in Malawi to describe a range of short term rural labour relationships, the most common of which is piecework weeding or ridging on the fields of other smallholders or on agricultural estates. Ganyu is a crucial p...
Changing economic and social patterns in African rural settlements
D. Bryceson / Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI 2000
This paper synthesises the findings and main policy implications of new empirical studies on changing rural livelihoods from the De-Agrarianisation and Rural Employment (DARE) research programme at the African Studies Centre, Universi...
Policymakers must recognise that urban poverty exists and that it is increasing
D. Maxwell; L. Levin; M. Armar-Klemesu / International Food Policy Research Institute 2000
Substantial abstract of a report studying the impact of urban life on the livelihoods, food security, and nutritional status of the poor in Accra. Examines food consumption and employment and income, as well as hygiene practices, sani...
Sustaining livelihoods on Mongolia's pastoral commons
R. Mearns; E. Dulamdary / International Association for the Study of Common Property 2000
Under the socialist regime that prevailed until the start of the 1990s, Mongolia made great progress in improving human development indicators, and poverty was virtually unknown. Through innovative service delivery mechanisms to nomad...
Pastoral groups in East Africa need to engage in policy debate
C. Hesse; M. Ochieng Odhiambo / Drylands Programme, IIED 2001
This concept note explores initiatives aiming at supporting pastoral civil society in East Africa. The goals of the initiative include: create conditions such that pastoral groups can play a more effective and vi...
Toolkit: analysing livelihoods at the local level
Socioeconomic And Gender Analysis Programme, FAO 1998
The Field Level Handbookis written for field workers: extensionists, government and non-government field workers, private- and public-sector development consultants, community organisers and leaders of local groups and institutions.Ha...
Participatory assessment in community forestry
K. Schoonmaker Freudenberger / Forests, Trees and People Programme and Network, FAO - SLU 1994
Manual offers guidelines for using rapid appraisal methods to gather information on tenure and natural resource management. It translates the concepts elaborated in Community Forestry Note 5, rapid appraisal of tree and land tenure. T...
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Migrating out of Poverty
Migrating out of Poverty is a seven-year research programme consortium (RPC) funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) from 2010-2017. It focuses on the relationship between regional migration, internal migration and poverty and is located in six regions across Asia, Africa and Europe.
Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA)
Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) is a collaborative effort to assess climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the Hawaiian archipelago and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). PIRCA engages federal, state, and local government agencies, non-government organizations, academia, businesses, and community groups to inform and prioritize their activi...
CARibbean Weather Impacts Group (CARIWIG)
Managers and policy makers in the Caribbean require knowledge of the likely impacts and hazards arising from climate change that are specific to their geographical location and that are relevant to their planning time-horizons (e.g. the short term, 2030s, or the longer term, 2080s). However, current climate model projections of the weather are of limited use in this respect due to scale and bia...
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme, ODISHA (MGNREGS)
This Society serves as an additional managerial and technical capacity to the Panchayati Raj Department, Government of Odisha for the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the State. The society will: Receive, manage and account for the funds received from the MoRD & State Government. Strengthen the technical/managerial capaci...
Impact Initiative
The Impact Initiative for international development research aims to increase the uptake and impact of research from two research programmes jointly funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Department for International Development (DFID): the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research and the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Rese...
Expanding Social Protection Programme, Uganda (ESP)
The Expanding Social Protection (ESP) Programme is a Government of Uganda Programme implemented under the Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development.
Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF)
NGO in India aiming to empowe marginalised and information-dark communities with digital literacy, access to digital tools and information-rich knowledge society ushered in by the Internet and the digital revolution. Aims: Access & Infrastructure: Providing people access to the Internet and making them digitally literate Governance &...
CLTS Foundation
CLTS Foundation strives to create a world free from open defecation through collective behaviour change by empowered local communities - an approach known as Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS). The Foundation, based in India, was founded by the pioneer of CLTS, Dr. Kamal Kar, to meet the growing demand for a common global platform for practitioners, trainers and users of CLTS. The CLTS Found...
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.
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