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    Growth, inequality, and poverty in rural China: the role of public investments

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2002
    This report compares the impact specific rural public investments can have on promoting growth and reducing poverty and inequality in China.Returns to these investments are calculated for the nation as a whole and for three economic zones in the west, central, and coastal regions of the country.
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    The 1998 floods in Bangladesh: disaster impacts, household coping strategies, and response

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2002
    This report, based on data from a survey of 757 rural households in seven flood-affected regions (thanas ) and on analysis of secondary data on food grain markets, describes how government policy, well-functioning private markets, household coping strategies,and donor and NGO interventions combined to maintain availability and access to food.Concludes that, in spite of severe disruption to food
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    Environment, livelihoods and local institutions: Decentralization in Mainland Southeast Asia

    World Resources Institute, Washington DC, 2002
    This report provides an overview of the decentralisation of natural resources decision-making and management in mainland Southeast Asia during the past 20 years. It is based upon seven in-depth case studies from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Yunnan, China and comparative material from ongoing collaborative work with partners in Northern Thailand.
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    Avoiding chronic and transitory poverty: evidence from Egypt, 1997-99

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2002
    This paper uses a panel data of 347 households in Egypt to measure changes in household consumption between 1997 and 1999 and to identify causes behind the changes.It finds that per capita consumption decreased for the households during this time and, while not dramatic, it occurred at all points along the distribution.
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    A world fit for children

    United Nations Children's Fund, 2002
    This UNICEF report is the official outcome document approved at the Special Session of the General Assembly on Children on 10 May 2002. The paper reviews progress made and lessons learned since the World Summit for Children in 1991 and calls on society to join together to build a better world for children .
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    Assessing the impact of agricultural research on poverty using the sustainable livelihoods framework

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2002
    The paper provides an overview of the sustainable livelihoods approach, how it can be applied to agricultural research, and describes detailed methods and results from five case studies: modern rice varieties in Bangladesh polyculture fishponds and vegetable gardens in Bangladesh soil fertility management practices in Kenya hybrid maize in Zimbab
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    Contraceptive method choice in developing countries

    International Family Planning Perspectives, 2002
    For all persons to enjoy a choice among contraceptive options, a range of methods must be readily available. Yet measures of access show serious deficits that depress use of each method. Countries differ both in the number of methods offered and the extent to which each is made available.
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    Population and poverty: new views on an old controversy

    International Family Planning Perspectives, 2002
    Short review of lastest thinking on poverty-population linkagesThe paper argues that both the neo-Malthusians and their critics were misled in thinking that their particular strategy would be the magic bullet for reducing poverty. Family planning alone will not necessarily reduce poverty in developing countries, but neither will many of the present models of economic development.
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    Delivering on debt relief: from IMF gold to a new aid architecture

    Center for Global Development, USA, 2002
    Over the last several years,the United States and other major donor countries have supported a historic initiative to write down the official debts of a group of heavily indebted poor countries,or HIPCs.Donor countries had two primary goals in supporting debt relief: to reduce countries’ debt burdens to levels that would allow them to achieve sustainable growth; and to promote a new way of assi
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    What influences the private provision of contraceptives?

    Development Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2002
    Policymakers are increasingly concerned about the ability of donors and government to keep pace with rising demand for contraception in developing countries. While the commercial private sector could potentially contribute more, its current share varies widely.

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