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- OrganisationIn 1979 Jean-Jacques Laffont, world-class economist, returned to his hometown Toulouse from the USA.
- DocumentSocial Science in Humanitarian Action Platform, 2018This brief summarises key considerations about the context of North Kivu province in relation to the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC, August 2018. The province of North Kivu has six territories: Beni, Lubero, Masisi, Nyiragongo, Rutshuru, Walikale.OrganisationThe Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform aims to establish networks of social scientists with regional and subject expertise to rapidly provide insight, aDocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Undernutrition among mothers and children remains one of the main public health challenges of the 21st century, particularly in low and middle-income countries. The causes of malnutrition are directly related to inadequate dietary intake as well as disease, though many factors contribute to the indirect causes.OrganisationDocumentAnthem Press, 2016When 500,000 Bangladeshis fled to huge concrete cyclone shelters to escape Cyclone Roanu in May 2016, it has hardly reported. Shelters and warning systems have already cut the death rate from super cyclones by 98%, but because few people died and the shelters were designed and built by Bangladeshis, not by aid agencies, few are aware of this striking progress.OrganisationAnthem Press is a leading independent publisher of innovative academic research, educational material and reference works in established and emerging fields.DocumentScience Direct, 2018Is there an alternative model to small family farming that could provide sustainable livelihoods to millions of resource-constrained and often non-viable smallholders in developing countries? Could group farming constitute such an alternative, wherein smallholders voluntarily pool land, labour and capital to create larger farms that they manage collectively?Document
Poverty reduction during 1990-2013: Did Millennium Development Goals adoption and state capacity matter?Science Direct, 2018While poverty reduction remains central in the Post-2015 Agenda, its determinants remain debated in the literature, especially the role of structural conditions related to governance. This paper provides an assessment of two key dimensions: the global adoption of MDGs and state capacity.DocumentGlobal Development Institute, University of Manchester, 2018We analyse intergenerational persistence in income and education in Chile and Peru for birth cohorts of the early 1950s to 1990. Both countries have seen a structural expansion of education over this period and decreasing income inequality in recent decades.