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Producing regionally consistent poverty-lines and expanding narrow measures of poverty in Indonesia
M. Pradhan; A Suryahadi; S. Sumarto; L. Pritchett / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 2000
This article indicates that Indonesia's economic crisis has caused a consumption expenditures deterioration in the welfare of Indonesians. Focusing on only one dimension of individual and family welfare-consumptionexpenditures-Pradhan...
What can be learnt from Uganda's early attempts to produce a PRSP
J. Mackinnon; R. Reinikka / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 2000
Paper draws lessons from the drafting of Uganda's PEAP, an early precursor to PRSPs. First, the PEAP plan made extensive use of existing data and research about Uganda to refocus a range of public policies and interventions relevant t...
Reducing poverty through rural road investments: non-monetary benefits
D. van de Walle / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 2000
This article explores the link between rural road investments and the reduction of poverty. The article suggests that a change in the transport sector's current approach to selecting rural road investments is warranted. A propo...
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...
Tracing the broadening of definitions and measurements of poverty: a means to reduce poverty?
R. Kanbur; L. Squire / Department of Economics [Cornell University] 1999
This paper considers the evolution of thinking about poverty since Rowntree's classic study of poverty in England at the turn of the last century. It highlights the progressive broadening of the definition and measurement of poverty, ...
Exploring the economic policy divide: why do officials and NGOs disagree on poverty analysis?
R. Kanbur / Department of Economics [Cornell University] 2001
This article explores the disagreements which surround debates on poverty. It discusses the gulf between how officials and NGOs understand poverty. The author presents the major disagreements on economic policy, between these two groups of ...
Staples, water and redistribution: three means of reducing rural poverty
International Fund for Agricultural Development 2001
This report explores means of reducing rural poverty. Rural poverty reduction is considered to be a central aspect of achieving poverty reduction more generally (rural areas of developing countries containing over three-quarters of th...
Sources and means of dealing with Viet Nam's ethnic inequalities
D. van de Walle; D. Gundewardena / Global Development Network 2000
Vietnam’s ethnic minorities tend to be concentrated in remote rural areas and typically have lower living standards than the ethnic majority. How much is this due to poor economic characteristics versus low returns to characteris...
A poverty profile illustrating inequality in Nigeria
B.E. Aigbokhan / African Economic Research Consortium 2000
This article explores a study into poverty in Nigeria. Resulting poverty profile: male-headed households contribute over 80% to the three measures of poverty and female-headed households contribute 5-16% (keeping...
Poverty reduction rather than growth: focusing on equity and types of growth rather than growth alone
Oxfam 2000
Review of the report written by David Dollar and Aart Kraay of the Policy Research Department of the World Bank entitled 'Growth is good for the poor'. The report argues that economic growth is closely associated with poverty reductio...
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Factors which encourage and affect non-farm based employment
A. Gordon / Natural Resources Institute, UK 2000
Paper suggests that poor rural people seek livelihoods in the non-farm sector: (a) to complement seasonal agricultural incomes; (b) to supplement inadequate (or absent) agricultural incomes; and (c) to take advantage of opportunities ...
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...
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...
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...
How can crisis be avoided in Central Asia?
International Crisis Group 2000
This article addresses the possibility that there will be civil unrest and large-scale violence in three Central Asian states: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The article points to several contemporary factors which indicate th...
Economic incentives have powerful effect on work behavior of women with children in Kenya
M. M. Lokshin; E. Glinskaya; M. García / Gendernet, World Bank 2000
Paper analyses the effect of childcare costs on households' behaviour in Kenya. For households with children three to seven years of age, they model mothers' participation in paid work, participation in paid work of other household me...
The intimate enemy: Gender Violence and Reproductive Health
Panos Institute, London 1998
Gender violence causes more death and disability among women aged 15 to 44 than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents or even war. The World Health Organization believes that at least one in five women has been physically or sexually abu...
How can forests contribute to local incomes?
M. Arnold; I. Townson / Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI 1998
Large numbers of rural households in Africa continue to generate some of their income from forest product activities. However, much of this involvement is in labour intensive low return activities that help to provide the poor with an...
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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-Centre for Knowledge Development (IPE CKD)
IPE-Centre for Knowledge Development (CKD) is the knowledge management arm of IPE Global Limited established in 2013 to extend the frontiers of knowledge and promote experimentation for innovative solutions to global development challenges. Under the IPE-CKD initiative, we look at coming up with publications and reports both in house through our own researches and through partner supported init...
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...
Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos (IESE) (IESE)
IESE is an independent Mozambican nonprofit organisation, which conducts and promotes interdisciplinary scientific research on problems of social and economic development in Mozambique and Southern Africa. Website is in Portuguese.
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.
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