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Program on the Global Demography of Aging at Harvard University (PGDA)
The Program on the Global Demography of Aging (PGDA) carries out research on important themes related to global aging and health, with an emphasis on issues in the developing world. A key overarching theme focuses the expertise available at various schools at Harvard toward one of the pressing health questions of global aging, namely understanding the changing patterns of adult morbidity and morta...
The contribution of female health to economic development
D.E. Bloom; M. Kuhn; K. Prettner / Program on the Global Demography of Aging at Harvard University, 2015
This paper analyses the economic consequences for less developed countries of investing in female health. In so doing it introduces a novel micro-founded dynamic general equilibrium framework in which parents trade off the number of c...
The politics of regional inequality in Ghana: state elites, donors and PRSPs
A.G. Abdulai; D. Hulme / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2014
There are concerns that the MDGs’ focus on achieving poverty reduction targets may have led to a neglect of the poorest segments of society. The current paper states that although Ghana has made significant progress in achieving...
The contested status of 'communal land tenure' in South Africa
T. Weinberg / Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2015
This paper focuses on communal tenure reform developments (or lack thereof), referring to law, policy and practice in rural areas in South Africa. It concludes that communal land tenure is not in a healthy state and discusses t...
Humanitarian trends and challenges for the Pacific region
K. Peters (ed); M. Budimir (ed) / Overseas Development Institute, 2015
This briefing report sets out the current humanitarian challenges and trends for the Pacific region in the post-2015 era. It highlights some of the predictions for the Pacific and its future, including that by 2030–2040 P...
Learning with older people about their transport and mobility problems in rural Tanzania
HelpAge International, 2015
HelpAge conducted a study in Kidabaga, Mwatasi and Mhanga villages, Kilolo District, in Iringa region to build baseline data to promote and monitor mobility?focused interventions for rural older people. Three approaches were us...
We can also make change: piloting participatory research with persons with disabilities and older people in Bangladesh
HelpAge International, 2015
The aim of the research presented in this report was to understand better the experiences of social, political and economic exclusion of persons with disabilities and older people in Bangladesh from their own perspectives. A...
Access to finance: mind the gender gap
H. Morsy; H. Youssef / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
Studies on financial inclusion have so far focused on assessing determinants to overall access to finance, but limited attention has been given to financial inclusion from a gender point of view, and on the gaps that separate females ...
Changed regimes, changed priorities? Economic and social policies after the 2011 elections in Tunisia and Egypt
E. Kienle / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
Even though systematic, detailed, and methodologically sound explanations of the events commonly referred to as the Arab spring will take time to be completed, it is fair to assume that large-scale popular protests and the subsequent ...
Is there feminization of poverty in Egypt?
S. AlAzzawi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
Poverty in Egypt has been rising steadily over the last 15 years, from 16.7% in 1999/2000 to 26.2%in 2012/2013. An important question is how female headed households have fared over this period of deteriorating social welfare. ...
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The contribution of female health to economic development
D.E. Bloom; M. Kuhn; K. Prettner / Program on the Global Demography of Aging at Harvard University, 2015
This paper analyses the economic consequences for less developed countries of investing in female health. In so doing it introduces a novel micro-founded dynamic general equilibrium framework in which parents trade off the number of c...
The politics of regional inequality in Ghana: state elites, donors and PRSPs
A.G. Abdulai; D. Hulme / Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2014
There are concerns that the MDGs’ focus on achieving poverty reduction targets may have led to a neglect of the poorest segments of society. The current paper states that although Ghana has made significant progress in achieving...
The contested status of 'communal land tenure' in South Africa
T. Weinberg / Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, 2015
This paper focuses on communal tenure reform developments (or lack thereof), referring to law, policy and practice in rural areas in South Africa. It concludes that communal land tenure is not in a healthy state and discusses t...
Humanitarian trends and challenges for the Pacific region
K. Peters (ed); M. Budimir (ed) / Overseas Development Institute, 2015
This briefing report sets out the current humanitarian challenges and trends for the Pacific region in the post-2015 era. It highlights some of the predictions for the Pacific and its future, including that by 2030–2040 P...
Learning with older people about their transport and mobility problems in rural Tanzania
HelpAge International, 2015
HelpAge conducted a study in Kidabaga, Mwatasi and Mhanga villages, Kilolo District, in Iringa region to build baseline data to promote and monitor mobility?focused interventions for rural older people. Three approaches were us...
We can also make change: piloting participatory research with persons with disabilities and older people in Bangladesh
HelpAge International, 2015
The aim of the research presented in this report was to understand better the experiences of social, political and economic exclusion of persons with disabilities and older people in Bangladesh from their own perspectives. A...
Access to finance: mind the gender gap
H. Morsy; H. Youssef / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
Studies on financial inclusion have so far focused on assessing determinants to overall access to finance, but limited attention has been given to financial inclusion from a gender point of view, and on the gaps that separate females ...
Changed regimes, changed priorities? Economic and social policies after the 2011 elections in Tunisia and Egypt
E. Kienle / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
Even though systematic, detailed, and methodologically sound explanations of the events commonly referred to as the Arab spring will take time to be completed, it is fair to assume that large-scale popular protests and the subsequent ...
Is there feminization of poverty in Egypt?
S. AlAzzawi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
Poverty in Egypt has been rising steadily over the last 15 years, from 16.7% in 1999/2000 to 26.2%in 2012/2013. An important question is how female headed households have fared over this period of deteriorating social welfare. ...
Inequality of opportunities of educational achievement in Turkey over time
A. Tansel / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
This study investigates inequality of opportunity in educational achievements in Turkey over time. For this purpose, the author uses test scores of PISA in mathematics, science and reading achievement of 15-year-olds over the period 2...
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Program on the Global Demography of Aging at Harvard University (PGDA)
The Program on the Global Demography of Aging (PGDA) carries out research on important themes related to global aging and health, with an emphasis on issues in the developing world. A key overarching theme focuses the expertise available at various schools at Harvard toward one of the pressing health questions of global aging, namely understanding the changing patterns of adult morbidity and morta...
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 &...
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Not-for-profit behavioral and social science research and evaluation organisation. Within the United States and internationally, AIR: produces improvements in education, health, and the workforce addresses the needs of individuals, organizations, and communities designs and advances statistical and research methods causes pr...
Age International
In 2012 Age UK created Age International as a subsidiary charity to lead and manage its international work. It also works as part of the HelpAge International network.
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
The IUSSP aims to promote the scientific study of population, encourage exchange between researchers around the globe, and stimulate interest in population issues. To further its mission, the IUSSP: organizes seminars and workshops to further scientific knowledge organizes training and distance-learning activities to improve the research cap...
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) was established in July 2004 as an autonomous research institute at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The establishment of ISAS reflects the increasing economic and political importance of South Asia, and the strong historical links between South Asia and Southeast Asia. ISAS is dedicated to research on contemporary South Asia. The I...
Africa Portal
The Africa Portal is an online resource that seeks to broaden the availability, accessibility and use of policy research on issues critical to the future of Africa. It is a collaborative project between the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). The Africa Portal offers a range of features including a Digit...
World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre)
The World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre) was established as a legacy of the Rio+20 Conference to keep the commitment to inclusive and sustainable development alive. The RIO+ Centre works with governments, civil society and the private sector to inspire and inform policies and practices that lead to greater social, environmental and economic justice. As a global centre based in th...
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
KOICA was founded in1991, with a mission to fight against global poverty and has the goal of being Korea’s dedicated grant aid agency.
China Institute of International Studies (CIIS)
China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) is the think tank of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It conducts research and analysis on a wide range of foreign policy issues.
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