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- DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2001This 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 experienceprovides guidance on appraising at the country level whether a PPA might make a useful contribution to improving the effectiveness of poverty reduction policyprDocument
Desk study of good practice in the development of PRSP indicators and monitoring systems: initial review of PRSP documentationOverseas Development Institute, 2001This 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:input monitoring (budget reforms and expenditure tracking)timely monitoring of implementation processes (by established and innovative means)measurement of povDocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2001This paper emphasises that there is a need to rethink 'gender' and associated issues of power and powerlessness that are central to both Gender and Development (GAD) and participatory development.This article indicates that:as the development mainstream takes on some of the practices of participatory development, feminist concerns about representation, agency and voice become ever moreDocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2001This paper discusses the notions of practitioners of PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) in Nepal. The paper explores the history of PRA, the challenges facing PRA practice and participation.The article contextualises the advent of PRA into Nepali development practices.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2000Assesses the significance of disability as a key development issue, and its importance in relation to poverty, human rights, and the achievement of internationally agreed development targets.DocumentIDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1998This study is an empirical test of the possibility of developing meaningful scales of relative importance that could be used to construct the damage schedules. The study aims at investigating people’s ability in providing consistent judgements about the importance of resource losses and activities in consideration.DocumentIDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 1999Paddy productivity and variable factors efficiency were calculated based on a farm survey. Logit regression was employed to relate econometrically a set of farmer characteristics to indicators of pesticide exposure to identify types of health impairments that may be attributed to prolonged pesticide use.DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2000This article explores the opportunities and constraints associated with sustainable, organic agriculture. The focus of its investigation lies in exploring the social and institutional dimensions of such agricultural techniques.Protecting soils and enhancing their fertility (land stewardship) implies ensuring productive capacity for future generations.DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001This article deals with ethical issues relating to Genetically Modified Organisms, biotechnology and food security.The article outlines the ethical issues involved in this area as being about:food safety: The foundation of consumers' concern about GMOs is food safety.DocumentFood and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2000This article looks at ways of using food aid as an intervention to mitigate the impacts of HIV/AIDS.