Searching with a thematic focus on Poverty
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- DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2001This paper sets out a framework for poverty reduction. Halving the proportion of people in developing countries living in extreme poverty by 2015 is the focus of this paper.Document
Analysis of Participatory Poverty Assessment (PPA) and household survey findings on poverty trends in UgandaMinistry of Finance Planning and Economic Development, Uganda, 2000This article results from consultancy work attempting to clarify the picture on poverty trends, identify areas which require further work and any further findings from the analysis which require policy action.DocumentPovertyNet, World Bank, 2001Contains new estimates of global income poverty in 1998, new income poverty projections for the year 2015, and new information on income poverty and social indicators by region and country.The numbers show little progress in reducing income poverty over the last decade—impressive gains were made in East Asia before the crisis hit, but have been partly reversed, and little if any progress tookDocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This paper reviews recent research dealing with the relationships between economic growth, income distribution, and poverty. The paper finds that:there is not a systematic pattern of change in income distribution during recent decadesthere is no systematic link from fast growth to increasing inequalityvarious factors have contributed to the process of poverty elimination.DocumentEnvironment Team, IDS Sussex, 2001This literature review explores issues relating to education provision to nomadic pastoralists. Pastoralists are often considered to be educational 'failures' (in terms of enrolment, attendance, classroom performance etc). Despite this, pastoralists manifest high levels of specialisation and sophistication within the diverse activities they engage in as pastoralists.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 povDocumentFood and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2000This article looks at ways of using food aid as an intervention to mitigate the impacts of HIV/AIDS.DocumentSave the Children Fund, 2001World leaders are discussing a multi-billion dollar package of initiatives aimed at tackling major diseases in poor countries. However, economic crisis and unsuccessful reforms in the past two decades have left many nations with failing health systems. What groundwork is needed before such vast resources are committed?DocumentWorld Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001This paper identifies the key causal factors behind farmers’ marketing decisions in Mozambique. A two-step decision making process is modelled. Farmers decide, first, whether or not to participate in the market and, second, how much to market. The model is estimated using a Heckman switching regression approach.