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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...
One in six of the rich world’s children is poor
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre 2000
By comparing data from different countries, the new research asks what can be learned about the causes of child poverty and examines the policies that have contributed to the success of lower rates in some countries. In particular, it...
Policies and strategies for poverty reduction in Norwegian development aid: a review
A. Ofstad; E.N. Tjønneland / Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway 1999
Paper provides an overview of Norwegian policiesand strategies for poverty reduction. It assesses Norway’s development aid policy in light of the renewed international donor emphasis on poverty and the ambition of assisting in re...
Will OECD/DAC targets be met? How is this related to economic growth?
L. Hanmer; J. Healey; F. Naschold / Overseas Development Institute 2000
Examines progress towards meeting the international development targets set by OECD/DAC in 1996: to halve the proportion of people living in extreme poverty by 2015. The authors forecast that: In developing count...
Progress of the World's Women 2000
United Nations Development Fund for Women 2000
Examines the progress of the world's women from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. It concentrates on the economic dimensions of gender equality and women's empowerment in the context of globalization. It assesses women's progress using...
Free trade is good for the poor (mostly)
D. Ben-David; A.L. Winters / World Trade Organization 2000
Report argues that trade liberalization helps poor countries to catch up with rich ones and that this faster economic growth helps to alleviate poverty The report finds that: To alleviate poverty, developing econ...
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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...
What are the causes of changes in income distribution in transitional and former Soviet countries?
O. Ivaschenko / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This article investigates the causes of huge changes in income distribution in the transitional economies of the Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union. The article finds that: there is a normal U-shaped relation...
Poverty trends in Russia: what do they look like?
A. Shorrocks / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This article explores poverty trends in Russia during the transition period. The article indicates that real incomes and growing inequality have characterised much of the reform era in Russia. Both have contributed to a higher level o...
Determinants of income inequality and its effects on economic growth: evidence from African countries
M.O. Odedokun; J.I. Round / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This paper investigates within an African context, the determinants of income distribution and inequality; the effects of inequality on economic growth, and the channels through which inequality affects growth. The article find...
Policies should consider growth and redistribution simultaneously: the case of Iran
V. Mahmoudi / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This paper provides a methodology that decomposes the change in poverty into growth and redistribution components. Subsequently the article provides an empirical application of the proposed methodology to recent data on consumption in...
What phenomena contributed to income inequality in Cote d'Ivoire
M. Grimm / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This paper proposes a microeconomic decomposition of the evolution of income inequality in Cote d'Ivoire in the 1990s. This allows for the disentangling of the simultaneous contributions of four types of phenomena to the evolution of ...
Education should be an essential component of any poverty-reduction strategy
E. Gundlach; J.N. de Pablo; N. Weisert / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This paper criticises a recent article of Dollar and Kraay which finds that schooling in the form of higher enrolment in primary education does not does not significantly effect the incomes of the poor once other factors are controlle...
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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.
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.
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