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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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    Rural poverty in Malanje, Angola

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017
    This report is part of the research programme “Cooperation on Research and Development in Angola” between Centro de Estudos e Investigação Científica (CEIC) at the Catholic University in Luanda, Angola and Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Bergen, Norway. The objective of the programme is to increase the quality, quantity and availability of relevant research-based knowledge on Angola.
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    Fragile Environment, Seasonality, and Maternal and Childhood Undernutrition in Bangladesh

    Cambridge University, 2016
    Spatial distribution of poverty in Bangladesh shows that poverty is concentrated in ecologically unfavourable areas.
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    Africa’s youth employment challenge: new perspectives | IDS Bulletin Vol 48, No 3

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Youth and employment concepts are not new to development discourse in sub-Saharan Africa but over the last decade interest has increased dramatically, becoming a much more important focus for policy, intervention and research throughout the continent (and globally).
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    Pension funds in Chile: bringing the state back in

    Institute of Economic Research, Poland / Instytut Badań Gospodarczych, 2017
    The Chilean reform pioneered a shift in old-age security systems away from public pension schemes on the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis towards individual pension schemes on capital basis and found followers in the 1990s, mostly among other Latin American countries and in Central and Eastern Europe. However, nowhere was the change so embracing as in Chile.
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    MGNREGA in Tamil Nadu: A Story of Success and Transformation?

    Wiley Online Library, 2014
    Social protection has emerged as a key driver of development policy at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is widely considered a ‘good thing’ that has the potential not only to alleviate poverty and vulnerability, but also to generate more transformative outcomes in terms of empowerment and social justice.

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