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    Shock-responsive social protection systems research: synthesis report

    Oxford Policy Management, 2018
    This synthesis report consolidates the evidence and lessons learned from the Shock Responsive Social Protection Systems Research Programme. It draws on all the case studies and other outputs, including the literature review as well as policy briefs on systems development and monitoring and evaluation.
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    Power, poverty and inequality

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2016
    Ten years on from the landmark 2006 edition of the IDS Bulletin that brought us the ‘powercube’ – a practical approach to power analysis that offered a way of confronting its complexity – we return to the question of how to analyse and act on power in development.
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    Sexuality and poverty synthesis report

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
    This report synthesises learning from these audits and is part of a larger project that focuses on understanding the links between sexuality, gender plurality and poverty with the aim of improving socioeconomic policy and programming to support people marginalised because of their sexuality.
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    Poverty, voice and advocacy: a Haitian study

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Over the past ten years, Fonkoze (a non-profit organisation in Haiti) has adapted the 'graduation' model of lifting families out of extreme poverty through its Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM) or 'pathway to a better life' programme. Yet despite international recognition for this approach, Fonkoze’s work is little known within Haitian policy circles on social protection and poverty.
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    No silver bullet: an assessment of the effects of financial counselling on decision-making behaviour of housing beneficiaries in Jaffna and Kilinochchi

    Centre for Poverty Analysis, Sri Lanka, 2015
    Owner-driven housing construction programme in the North is an initiative by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) which provides funds in the form of a staggered grant-scheme, to selected returnee families for the reconstruction of their destroyed houses.
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    South Sudan: A political economy analysis

    Norwegian Institute for International Affairs, 2017
    This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the current state of South Sudan.
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    Access to formal banking and household finances: Experimental evidence from India

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017
    Access to formal banking is spreading across the world. Obtaining a bank account may transform how people manage their finances, and affect their savings and consumption. We report from a field experiment that randomly provides access to a bank account to a representative sample of villagers in rural India.
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    Mobility, entitlement and perceptions of inequality

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017
    This paper proposes a model how individuals form beliefs on inequality based on their own and their family’s experience. A person’s income is determined by their effort and family background. Individuals do not know the true importance of effort in this equation, but estimate it based on their own and their family’s past experience.
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    Poverty among Sudanese communities along the eastern borders: A case study from the Kassala and Gedarif States

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017
    The data for this paper was collected through a survey aimed at reviewing the socioeconomic conditions of the communities living along the Sudanese border between Eritrea and Ethiopia. The survey was conducted during July-August 2013 (Abdel Ati, ElTayeb Mohamadain, and Faiz Hamad ElNil 2014). Its main objectives include:
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    Is Ethiopia’s productive safety net program enhancing dependency?

    Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017
    Although development intervention programs can have far-reaching impacts beyond their stated objective, there have been few careful studies of unintended outcomes of such programs. This study assesses the impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) on household size and dependency ratio using the difference in differences method based on a panel data of four rounds over 12 years.

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