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    ‘Milk for milk, water for water’: analysing Pakistan’s dairy innovation

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    Interventions in agri-food value chains are thought to potentially make important contributions towards enhancing agriculture’s role in nutrition. Some frameworks have begun to identify sets of requirements for pro-nutrition value chains.
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    Going against the grain of optimism: flour fortification in Pakistan

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    Food fortification is a popular strategy for addressing ‘hidden hunger’, and staple foods are seen as promising, if unproven, vehicles for the delivery of essential micronutrients to poor people in developing countries. This article examines wheat flour fortification with iron in Pakistan as a case of technocratic optimism in the face of institutional constraints.
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    Analysing Pakistan’s Modern Dairy Value-Chain Innovation

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Interventions in agri-food value chains are thought to potentially make important contributions towards enhancing agriculture’s role in nutrition. Some frameworks have begun to identify sets of requirements for pro-nutrition value chains. Pakistan’s dairy sector has been the focus of a business-driven innovation which introduced ultra-high temperature treated (UHT) milk in aseptic packaging.
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    Tanzania makes great strides to tackle hunger and nutrition

    29 May 2018: While the African continent continues to face significant challenges in its fight against hunger and undernutrition, several African governments have increased their commitments in the fight against hunger and undernutrition.
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    A value-chain perspective on wheat flour fortification in Pakistan

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Food fortification is a popular strategy for addressing ‘hidden hunger’, and staple foods are seen as promising if unproven vehicles for the delivery of essential micronutrients to the poor in developing countries. This paper examines wheat flour fortification with iron in Pakistan as a case of technocratic optimism in the face of institutional constraints.
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    Understanding low-level state capacity: property tax collection in Pakistan

    International Centre for Tax and Development, 2015
    This paper is based on a detailed analysis of how field staff in the Excise and Taxation Department of the Punjab Provincial Government collect the (very low-yielding) property tax. In general, informal practices and relationships play a major role.
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    Value chains for nutrition in South Asia: who delivers, how, and to whom?

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2018
    There is currently much talk of the private sector role in nutrition, and whether the state can ‘shape’ the market to deliver better nutritional outcomes.  This issue of the IDS Bulletin presents research findings in this area, developed by the consortium of research partners under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme.
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    ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Disability and Education

    Impact Initiative, 2017
    This collection of ESRC–DFID funded research provides new evidence on what governments must consider in order to ensure that children with disabilities benefit from quality education without discrimination or exclusion.This research contains excellent, globally relevant and contextually grounded evidence of how the education sector can plan and design policies with a lasting impact for children
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    Proceedings of The Science-Policy Roundtable on Climate Change Adaptation, 29–30 June 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017
    The Science-Policy Roundtable on Climate Change Adaptation brought together experts, policymakers, researchers and practitioners dealing with climate change policies for a two-day discussion to mark the beginning of a process of policy engagement at the sub-national level in India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
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    From humanitarian and post-conflict assistance to health system strengthening in fragile states: Clarifying the transition and the role of NGOs

    Health Systems 20/20, 2008
    This policy brief focuses on the transition from emergency assistance and relief to strengthening the health system for the long term, and the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and how they can help fragile states to rehabilitate their health systems. There is general agreement on the broad features of state fragility, but as a category it contains significant variation.

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