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    Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform

    The 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, a
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    Fragile environment, seasonality and undernutrition in Bangladesh

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018
    Undernutrition 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.
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    Bangladesh confronts climate change: keeping our heads above water

    Anthem Press, 2016
    When 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.
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    Anthem Press

    Anthem Press is a leading independent publisher of innovative academic research, educational material and reference works in established and emerging fields.
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    Can group farms outperform individual family farms? Empirical insights from India

    Science Direct, 2018
    Is 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?
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    Poverty reduction during 1990-2013: Did Millennium Development Goals adoption and state capacity matter?

    Science Direct, 2018
    While 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.
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    More educated, less mobile? Diverging trends in income and educational mobility in Chile and Peru

    Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, 2018
    We 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.
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    Towards citywide participatory planning: emerging community-led practices in three African cities

    Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, 2018
    In this working paper the authors seek to contribute to debates about the scaling up of citizen participation in towns and cities of the Global South through a focus on participatory planning. The contribution is three-fold.
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    The property tax – in theory and practice

    University of Toronto Press, 2011
    The property tax is considered to be a good tax for local governments, mainly because of the connection between the types of services funded at the local level and the benefit to property values. Yet property tax revenues rarely account for more than 3 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in any country.

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