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Does Participatory Poverty Assessment improve the effectiveness of poverty reduction policy?
A. Norton / Overseas Development Institute 2001
This article takes a critical look at participatory poverty assessment (PPA) as a methodology and investigates the use of this methodology in various case-studies. The article: summarises key findings from recent...
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 ...
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Family support for older persons in Thailand: challenges and opportunities
J. Knodel; B. Teerawichitchainan / Population Studies Center, University of Michigan 2017
Population ageing and the wellbeing of older persons are major emerging challenges for families, communities, and government in Thailand as in much of Asia. Traditionally, support and care for the elderly are met within the fa...
Legal status and deprivation in India’s urban slums: an analysis of two decades of National Sample Survey Data
L.B. Nolan; D.E. Bloom; R. Subbaraman 2017
In India, 52–98 million people live in urban slums, and 59% of slums are “non-notified” or lack legal recognition by the government. In this paper, the authors use data on 2,901 slums from four waves of the Nati...
Governance of-non-state social protection initiatives: implications for addressing gendered vulnerability to poverty in Uganda
F.K. Muhanguzi; F. Muhumuza; J. Okello / Partnership for African Social and Governance Research 2016
Non-state actors (NSAs) are offering social protection services in Uganda to address vulnerabilities associated with poverty. Information is limited on their adequacy and efficacy and how their governance mechanisms address ge...
Provision of social protection services by non-state actors in Nyanza Region Kenya : assessing women empowerment
A. Nzioki; W. Mwasiaji / Partnership for African Social and Governance Research 2015
In Kenya, women are more likely than men to suffer poverty and its associated vulnerabilities, mainly because they are excluded from decision-making on economic issues, they have limited access to the factors of production, pa...
A political economy analysis of social protection programmes in Botswana
Partnership for African Social and Governance Research 2015
Certain groups within society such as children, older persons and the physically challenged are more vulnerable to poverty, lack of access to social amenities, poor health and poor nutrition compared with the rest of the citiz...
Living arrangements and conditions of older persons in Namibia
N. Indongo; N. Sakaria / Advances in Aging Research 2017
In Africa, ageing is a phenomenon that is just beginning to reveal its shape; at present, it is a family concern. Although sub-Saharan Africa’s older population is not as large in size as in other regions of the world, it must st...
The political economy of social protection policy uptake in Nigeria
Partnership for African Social and Governance Research 2015
None of the recent efforts to study social protection in Nigeria have provided a detailed description of the political economy factors that enhance and prevent the uptake of social protection policies. This stud...
Conditional cash transfers in Africa: limitations and potentials
O. Akinola 2016
Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) are currently amongst the most popular social protection programmes for addressing poverty, vulnerabilities, and risks of poor individuals, households and communities in d...
Inclusive social protection in Latin America: a comprehensive, rights-based approach
S. Cecchini; R. Martínez / United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean 2017
Owing to continuing severe problems in Latin America, including poverty, inequality, vulnerability, unemployment and informal employment, which worsened during the crisis of late 2008 and early 2009, Latin American countries m...
Work, family and social protection: old age income security in Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
C. Knox-Vydmanov / HelpAge International 2017
How does growing older affect a person’s income security in Asia? This question is becoming increasingly urgent in the context of rapid population ageing in the region, yet relatively limited comparative analysis has tried to ans...
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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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