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- DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2002This 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.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2002This 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 foodDocumentWorld Resources Institute, Washington DC, 2002This 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.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2002This 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.DocumentUnited Nations Children's Fund, 2002This 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 .Document
Assessing the impact of agricultural research on poverty using the sustainable livelihoods frameworkInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2002The 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 ZimbabDocumentInternational Family Planning Perspectives, 2002For 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.DocumentInternational Family Planning Perspectives, 2002Short 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.DocumentCenter for Global Development, USA, 2002Over 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 assiDocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2002Policymakers 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.