Searching with a thematic focus on Poverty

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    Mongolia: enhancing policies and practices for Ger area development in Ulaanbaatar

    World Bank Publications, 2010
    The sustainable development of ger areas in Ulaanbaatar (UB), the capital city of Mongolia, is one of the critical development issues facing the country. The transition to a market economy and a series of severe winters (called zud) have resulted in the large-scale migration of low-income families into the ger areas of UB.
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    The Funded Pension Scheme and economic growth in Nigeria

    Munich Personal RePEc Archive, 2016
    In Nigeria however, life after retirement is dreaded by most workers. The fears of facing the future after retirement create an ambiance of disturbance among employees. Retirement is seen by workers as a transition that could lead to psychological, physiological and economic problems.
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    Subjective well- being of Chinese elderly: a comparative analysis among Urban China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

    Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, 2016
    This paper investigates the relative importance of living arrangement and social participation for the elderly’s subjective well-being (happiness) in three Chinese societies (Hong Kong, urban China and Taiwan) with different levels of development.
  • Organisation

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty

    Infectious Diseases of Poverty is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing topic areas and methods that address essential public health questions relating to infec
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    Climate change, vulnerability, food security and human health in rural Pakistan: a gender perspective

    Munich Personal RePEc Archive, 2015
    Pakistan is among the most vulnerable countries in the South Asian region given still overwhelming dependence of its population on agriculture which in turn mainly depends on the Indus Basin River System. The intensity and frequency of extreme climate events have increased in Pakistan during the recent decades.
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    Means testing vs. universal targeting: assumptions of efficiency and affordability

    HelpAge International, 2016
    Whether social protection benefits should be assigned to all (universal) or kept only for those who meet certain criteria (targeting) remains one of the most contentious questions in social policy research. The purpose of this brief is to revisit two social policy assumptions around basic concerns of efficiency, affordability and sustainability of universal social pensions.
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    Exploring the determinants of welfare distribution in Tunisia and Egypt using a welfare generation model

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2016
    The Tunisian revolution quickly sparked a wave of major uprisings in the region, starting from Egypt and spreading to other countries, such as Libya and Syria among others. Not surprisingly, the fuel of uprisings in these countries finds its main sources in inequality, in its various dimensions.
  • Organisation

    CARibbean Weather Impacts Group (CARIWIG)

    Managers and policy makers in the Caribbean require knowledge of the likely impacts and hazards arising from climate change that are specific to their geographical location and that are relevant to
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    Welfare impacts of climate shocks: evidence from Tanzania

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2016
    Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains the world’s most food-insecure region characterized by high levels of child mortality and poverty and low levels of human and physical capital (FAO, 2009). Countries in SSA, including Tanzania, heavily depend on a smallholder-based agricultural sector, which makes their welfare and food security particularly vulnerable to climate change.
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    Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme, ODISHA (MGNREGS)

    This Society serves as an additional managerial and technical capacity to the Panchayati Raj Department, Government of Odisha for the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guar