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The growth of micro and small, cluster based furniture manufacturing firms and their implications for poverty reduction in Tanzania
E.P. Mhede / Research on Poverty Alleviation, Tanzania, 2012
Micro, small, and medium manufacturing enterprises (MSMEs) offer good examples of firm clustering and incipient entry points for industrial development in Tanzania. This study analyses the growth of cluster-based, micro and small furn...
Mining tax in Zambia
Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, 2013
With some of the worst poverty statistics in Africa, Zambia appears to have  little to show for a century of mining.  But  given good policies, the country’s considerable mineral wealth clearly represents a real o...
From deprivation to distribution: is global poverty becoming a matter of national inequality
A. Sumner / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2012
The majority of the world’s poor, by income and multi-dimensional poverty measures, live in countries classified by the World Bank as middle-income countries. Such patterns matter beyond the thresholds of low-income countri...
A study of National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme in three Grama Panchayats of Kasaragod District
K.N. Nair; T.P. Sreedharan; M. Anoopkumar / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2009
The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is a historic legislation passed by the Government of India in September 2005. It was enacted in order to address the crucial issues of unemployment and poverty in rural India. The N...
The effect of information technology on wage inequality: evidence from Indian manufacturing sector
V. Abraham / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2010
A persistent widening of skill based wage inequality in the Indian Organised Manufacturing sector has been reported by many researchers. Two main hypotheses had been tested in developed economies to explain such a phenomenon; an ...
Helpdesk report: Urban poverty in Nepal
S. Bakrania (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: What are the issues and trends in relation to urban poverty in Nepal? Include data on key trends as well as a qualitative overview of the issues pertaining to informal settlements,...
What do national poverty lines tell us about global poverty?
U. Gentilinia; A. Sumner / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2012
The basic question about ‘how many poor people are there in the world?’ generally assumes that poverty is measured according to international poverty lines (IPLs). Yet, an equally relevant question could be ‘how many...
Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR)
The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) is a Think-Tank whose mandate is to conduct research and analysis primarily, but not exclusively for policy formulation, implementation and monitoring. The Institute supports the Government, the Private Sector, Civil Society and other stakeholders in Zambia on evidence-based policy advice through conducting research and poli...
Rural development in India: reversals for diversity
R. Chambers / Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, 1991
This paper argues that in the search for more equitable and effective rural development, professionals and professionalism are part of the problem. Normal bureaucracy, normal professionalism, normal careers, and normal modes of learni...
Dynamics of rural water supply in coastal Kerala : a sustainable development view
K. Pushpangadan; G. Murugan / Centre for Development Studies, Swansea, 2008
This paper examines empirically within sustainable development framework the dynamics of coverage in rural drinking water supply of 180 demand-driven schemes from Malappuram, predominantly a coastal district of Kerala State in India. ...
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The growth of micro and small, cluster based furniture manufacturing firms and their implications for poverty reduction in Tanzania
E.P. Mhede / Research on Poverty Alleviation, Tanzania, 2012
Micro, small, and medium manufacturing enterprises (MSMEs) offer good examples of firm clustering and incipient entry points for industrial development in Tanzania. This study analyses the growth of cluster-based, micro and small furn...
Mining tax in Zambia
Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, 2013
With some of the worst poverty statistics in Africa, Zambia appears to have  little to show for a century of mining.  But  given good policies, the country’s considerable mineral wealth clearly represents a real o...
From deprivation to distribution: is global poverty becoming a matter of national inequality
A. Sumner / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2012
The majority of the world’s poor, by income and multi-dimensional poverty measures, live in countries classified by the World Bank as middle-income countries. Such patterns matter beyond the thresholds of low-income countri...
A study of National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme in three Grama Panchayats of Kasaragod District
K.N. Nair; T.P. Sreedharan; M. Anoopkumar / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2009
The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is a historic legislation passed by the Government of India in September 2005. It was enacted in order to address the crucial issues of unemployment and poverty in rural India. The N...
The effect of information technology on wage inequality: evidence from Indian manufacturing sector
V. Abraham / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2010
A persistent widening of skill based wage inequality in the Indian Organised Manufacturing sector has been reported by many researchers. Two main hypotheses had been tested in developed economies to explain such a phenomenon; an ...
Helpdesk report: Urban poverty in Nepal
S. Bakrania (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015
This Helpdesk Report responds to the following query: What are the issues and trends in relation to urban poverty in Nepal? Include data on key trends as well as a qualitative overview of the issues pertaining to informal settlements,...
What do national poverty lines tell us about global poverty?
U. Gentilinia; A. Sumner / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2012
The basic question about ‘how many poor people are there in the world?’ generally assumes that poverty is measured according to international poverty lines (IPLs). Yet, an equally relevant question could be ‘how many...
Rural development in India: reversals for diversity
R. Chambers / Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, 1991
This paper argues that in the search for more equitable and effective rural development, professionals and professionalism are part of the problem. Normal bureaucracy, normal professionalism, normal careers, and normal modes of learni...
Dynamics of rural water supply in coastal Kerala : a sustainable development view
K. Pushpangadan; G. Murugan / Centre for Development Studies, Swansea, 2008
This paper examines empirically within sustainable development framework the dynamics of coverage in rural drinking water supply of 180 demand-driven schemes from Malappuram, predominantly a coastal district of Kerala State in India. ...
Determinants of expected poverty among rural households in Nigeria
O.A. Oni; S.A. Yusuf / African Economic Research Consortium, 2008
Vulnerability measures are becoming tools for evolving proactive steps to alleviate poverty. Against this backdrop, this study examined the determinants of expected poverty (a measure of vulnerability) among rural households in Nigeri...
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Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR)
The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) is a Think-Tank whose mandate is to conduct research and analysis primarily, but not exclusively for policy formulation, implementation and monitoring. The Institute supports the Government, the Private Sector, Civil Society and other stakeholders in Zambia on evidence-based policy advice through conducting research and poli...
Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP)
The Center for Economic Research in Pakistan’s strategic objective is to help catalyse international quality economic research on Pakistan and inform policy and practice in the country. To achieve these goals, the organisation facilitates theoretical and empirical research relevant to Pakistan by domestic and global academia and bring together academic findings, policy advice, and focused debate....
Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF)
Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) aims to provide quality skills and vocational training opportunities to the poor and vulnerable populations of the fourteen target districts of Punjab in order to improve livelihood prospects for them. PSDF initiated its operations for the residents of four districts of southern Punjab i.e Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Muzaffargarh and Lodhran. In 2013, PSDF’s geo...
POPPOV / Population and Poverty Research Network
The PopPov network is a group of academic researchers, funders, and other stakeholders from around the globe that is interested in how population dynamics (population growth, decline, aging, etc.,) impact economic outcomes. The network is most interested in how population policies can be used for poverty reduction at the household level and economic growth at the country/state level. Th...
Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)
The Institute for Economics and Peace is a think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyse peace and to quantify its economic value. It does this by developing global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analysing country level risk and understanding positive peace.
Data Revolution Group
Data Revolution Group is the United Nations Secretary General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, set up to offer inputs to shape “an ambitious and achievable vision” for a future development agenda beyond 2015 to succeed the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Their culminating report is: A World That Coun...
Centre for Equity Studies
CES was founded in August 2000 as an independent organisation engaged in research and advocacy on a range of social and economic justice issues in India. We examine the nature and causes of social injustice and inequity that befall the poorest sections of India to find ways to move towards a more equitable, humane and peaceful society. CES therefore seeks to influence and shape public...
Asia Dalit Rights Forum (ADRF)
Asian Dalit Rights Forum as a collective of Dalit rights activists from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The rationale for this networking lay in the contiguity of the South Asian region countries, and the commonality of the systemic nature of discrimination and violence suffered by the peoples living in this region.
KidsRights Foundation
KidsRights promotes the wellbeing of very vulnerable children across the world and advocates the realisation of their rights.
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...
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