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Experience with cross-sector donor programmes
M. Foster; A. Norton; A. Brown; F. Naschold / Overseas Development Institute 2000
Paper is an outcome of the informal Like-Minded Donor Working Group on the Implementation of Sector Wide Approaches (SWA). It sets out some of the significant challenges that are facing SWA on the basis of a survey of a wide range of ...
Rural poverty in developing countries: issues and policies
H.M. Khan / International Monetary Fund Working Papers 2000
Review of rural poverty, and suggested policy framework. Policy option considered include: stable macroenomic management; transfer of assets; investment in and access to physical/social infrastructure; access to credit and jobs...
Newsletter covering the build up to Rio plus ten
Earth Summit 2002 1999
Monthly newsletter being produced in the lead up to the Earth Summit 2002. Current issue in text format, back issues in PDF format.
Describes developments up to April 2000, including country feedback
Debt Initiative for the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries, IMF 2000
Describes developments in the PRSP programme, including Interim PRSPs (I-PRSPs) Issues raised by recipient countries have included growth and macroeconomic stability are critical for poverty reduction, but cannot...
Politics and poverty cause civil wars, not ethnic diversity
P. Collier; I. Elbadawi; N. Sambanis / The Economics of Crime and Violence, World Bank 2000
Contrary to popular belief, Africa's civil wars are not due to its ethnic and religious diversity. Using recently developed models of the overall incidence of civil wars in 161 countries between 1960-1999, this paper draws lessons wit...
Calculates a shortfall of up to US $80 billion per year between what is being spent and what should be spent to ensure universal access to basic social services
S. Mehrotra; J. Vandemoortele; E. Delamonica / UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre 2000
The report draws on case studies from over 30 developing countries to highlight the human cost of this shortfall in terms of lives lost, children out of school, the millions of children under-nourished and the billions without safe wa...
Outline of research programme
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad; O. Therkildsen; L. Rakner; J. Semboja / Danish Institute for International Studies 2000
Taxation, aid and democracy are closely related in poor aid-dependent African countries. The way they tackle the issue of domestic revenue mobilisation significantly influences their potential for economic growth and democratic consol...
Response to the Dollar and Kraay, paper "Growth Is Good for the Poor"
M. Weisbrot; D. Baker; R. Naiman; G. Neta / Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington 2000
The WB paper claims that "growth generally does benefit the poor and that anyone who cares about the poor should favor the growth-enhancing polices of good rule of law, fiscal discipline, and openness to international trade." This CEP...
Exasperation at the failure of the Commission to reform its development activity effectively
International Development Committee, UK 2000
Review by UK Government Committee of the development policies of the European Community. Looks at the oganisation of the Commission, the policy framework of EC development assistance (from the new Statement on Development Policy) and ...
Family and public support for the elderly in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
Huck-ju Kwon / Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines 1999
This article examines the role of family and the state in relation to the living standards of the elderly in East Asia. It tries to test whether familial arrangement according to Confucian ethics, which are still taken seriously in Ea...
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PRSPs do not focus on implementation processes and intermediate project outputs sufficiently
D. Booth / Overseas Development Institute 2001
This report reflects the first stage of a desk study of good practice in the development of PRSP indicators and monitoring systems. The article focuses on five main areas that are of potential importance in PRSP monitoring: ...
When and where to intervene
Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project 2000
This article looks at ways of using food aid as an intervention to mitigate the impacts of HIV/AIDS. Impacts include: people infected with HIV/AIDS are frequently unable to work for increasingly long periods of time, u...
The Global Fund - a cure for Africa’s failing health systems?
C. Simms; M. Rowson; S. Peattie / Save the Children Fund 2001
World leaders are discussing a multi-billion dollar package of initiatives aimed at tackling major diseases in poor countries. However, economic crisis and unsuccessful reforms in the past two decades have left many nations with faili...
What factors effect farmers' marketing decisions in Mozambique?
R. Heltberg; F. Tarp / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This paper identifies the key causal factors behind farmers’ marketing decisions in Mozambique. A two-step decision making process is modelled. Farmers decide, first, whether or not to participate in the market and, second, how m...
Strategies for initiating a sustainable development strategy in Mozambique.
H. T. Jensen; F. Tarp / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
Paper makes use of a 1997 Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model to analyse three potential strategies for initiating a sustainable development strategy in Mozambique. They include: an agriculture-first strategy ...
Poverty comparisons with dependent samples
B. Zheng / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This note introduces an easy-to-use method of correction for sample dependency. It also applies the method to test changes in U.S. poverty in the 1990s and evaluate the marginal eects of public assistance on poverty before and after t...
Tracking low incomes using general means
J. E. Foster / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
Proposes the use of an alternative methodology to track low incomes based on 'equally distributed income' functions (called 'general means' here). The method is based on a comparison of growth rates for two standards of living: the or...
Factors for economists to integrate into their analysis of economic growth
C. Ke-young / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This article suggests issues for consideration in building institutions for economic growth and poverty reduction in developing (and transition) countries. Conclusions: economic prosperity in the Western develope...
The relationship between absolute poverty decline and the increase in inequality in South East Asia
P.G. Warr / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
Paper examines the rate of economic growth in the agricultural, industrial and service sectors. It develops a time series of available data on the headcount measure of poverty incidence for Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines over ...
Institutional variables play a role in shaping the poverty performance
S.M. Ahsan / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This paper seeks to discern and evaluate the process by which economic growth leads to poverty alleviation and attempt to identify the role of governance institutions in that process. The article asks 'do institutions matter in determ...
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Vienna Institute of Demography
Advances in Aging Research
Advances in Aging Research (AAR) is an openly accessible journal published bimonthly. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of ageing research.
Infectious Diseases of Poverty
Infectious Diseases of Poverty is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing topic areas and methods that address essential public health questions relating to infectious diseases of poverty. These include various aspects of the biology of pathogens and vectors, diagnosis and detection, treatment and case management, epidemiology and modeling, zoonotic hosts and...
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...
The Pacific Community (SPC) (SPC)
The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. It is an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs
The Ministry was set up in 1999 after the bifurcation of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with the objective of providing more focused approach on the integrated socio-economic development of the Scheduled Tribes (STs), the most underprivileged of the Indian Society, in a coordinated and planned manner.
IPE Global Centre for Knowledge & Development (IPE CKD)
IPE Global Centre for Knowledge & Development (IPE CKD), is a dedicated entity promoted by IPE Global Limited for development research, dialogue, learning and innovation. Its purpose is to seek, develop and share innovative solutions to address the global challenges of development.
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organisation, AIR’s conducts and applies behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people's lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.
Pension Funds Online
Pension Funds Online, published by Wilmington Publishing & Information, is a source for detailed financial data and contact information on pension funds globally which helps firms working within the pensions industry to achieve their marketing and business objectives. It holds information on over 8,000 pension funds, providing details on key contacts, which asset classes they invest in and...
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