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Tree diversity analysis: a manual and software for common statistical methods for ecological and biodiversity studiesWorld Agroforestry Centre, 2006This guide provides a solid practical foundation for training in statistical methods for ecological and biodiversity studies.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2006This toolkit describes a range of tools that civil society organisations (CSOs) might use to understand and map political context, in order to engage more effectively in policy processes.Document
Investing when it counts: generating the evidence base for policies and programmes for very young adolescentsUnited Nations Population Fund, 2006In developing countries, the adolescent population has reached unprecedented numbers - more than 1 billion in 2005. Those aged 10–19 make up one fifth of the population of these countries.DocumentEASYPol, 2005The aim of this training module is to briefly illustrate the main approaches to define poverty, distinguishing relative and absolute concepts.DocumentEASYPol, 2005This training module illustrates how to define relative poverty lines - those based on approaches that consider the welfare position of each individual or household in relation to the welfare position of others belonging to the same community.After emphasising the importance of the relative poverty concept in policy work, the authors discuss two methods to define relative poverty lines - incomeDocumentEASYPol, 2005This training module deals with generalised poverty gap measures, particularly those poverty measures based on the definition of the poverty gap.DocumentEASYPol, 2005Distributional poverty measures have the common characteristics of including a measure of inequality among the poor in the poverty index. This means that, even though in different ways, the poverty level is determined also by the way in which income is distributed among poor individuals.DocumentEASYPol, 2005This training module describes two of the most commonly used poverty measures in applied policy works - the headcount ratio (HR) and the poverty gap ratio (PG).After providing a conceptual background to HR and PG, this module describes step-by-step procedures and provides numerical examples to calculate these measures.DocumentEASYPol, 2005This training module illustrates on what basis a poverty index should be chosen. In particular, it discusses the desirable properties that a poverty index should respect. These desirable properties are called axioms.Axioms, in this case, are mild assumptions on how a poverty measure should behave. This module will help users choose among the many poverty measures described in other modules.DocumentVoluntary Service Overseas, 2005This toolkit gives users a comprehensive guide to carry out their own research to discover the reality and the problems around a particular sector or theme. Based on VSOs own “Valuing Teachers” project on teacher motivation, it provides examples of how these tools and methods were applied.