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Author: Joachim Von Braun
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Keywords: ifpri, book, actions, analyses, hungry, assessments, poorest
Number of Pages: 595
Published: 2009-10-30
ISBN-10: 0896296601
ISBN-13: 9780896296602

Have the lives of the world's poorest, neediest people improved over the past few decades? What policies have lifted some people out of the worst forms of poverty, and what conditions keep others mired within it? The Poorest and Hungry: Assessment, Analyses, and Actions answers such questions, bringing together studies of both what causes and what reduces severe poverty from a diverse group of development specialists. The book focuses on the poorest and hungry in society and identifies areas for action. Stable economic growth; targeted social programs and insurance that invest in and protect n

Author: Madhur Gautam
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: hipc, initiative, review, oed, relief, poorest, debt
Number of Pages: 140
Published: 2003-05
ISBN-10: 082135521X
ISBN-13: 9780821355213

The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative, a major innovation in development finance, was designed to relieve the high external debt of some of the world's poorest nations. The Initiative was put in place by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1996 and enhanced in 1999. The HIPC Debt Initiative addresses a key obstacle to economic growth and poverty reduction, but it also contains multiple and overly-ambitious objectives.'Debt Relief for the Poorest' is an independent evaluation which assesses the progress and prospects of the HIPC Debt Initiative achie

Author: Shonar Lala
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: hipc, initiative, update, evaluation, relief, poorest, debt
Number of Pages: 98
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0821366564
ISBN-13: 9780821366561

The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative was established by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in 1996, in order to relieve the high external debt of some of the world's poorest nations. The initiative seeks to provide a permanent end to debt rescheduling, promote growth and release resources for social policies targeted at poverty reduction, as part of the overall development assistance framework. This publication updates progress made under the initiative since the evaluation undertaken in March 2003 ('Debt relief for the poorest: an OED review of the HIPC i

Author: Nicholas Minot
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Keywords: uplands, vietnam, northern, poverty, diversification, income
Number of Pages: 149
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0896291480
ISBN-13: 9780896291485

Vietnam has experienced macroeconomic stability and high rates of economic growth since the mid-1990s; nevertheless, it remains one of the 30 poorest countries in the world. Within Vietnam, the Northern Uplands is the poorest region, as well as being the most dependent on agriculture. This report examines income diversification in the Northern Uplands, including its contribution to poverty reduction and the constraints currently limiting further diversification. Given that crop and income diversification have been identified as essential components in raising rural incomes and reducing rural p

Author: Jessica E. Todd
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: income, children, welfare, reform, low, among, participation, food, assistance, programs, changing
Number of Pages: 38
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437929753
ISBN-13: 9781437929751

In 1996, the safety net for poor households with children changed when Fed. legislation replaced AFDC with TANF. This study investigates participation in, and benefits received from, AFDC/TANF and food assistance programs, before and after the legislation, for children in low-income households. Between 1990 and 2004, the share of children receiving food stamps declined, esp. among children in the poorest households. The share of children in households that received benefits from AFDC/TANF or food assistance programs grew from 35% to 52%. However, the net result of these changes is that average

Author: Vicente Paqueo, Gladys Lopez Acevedo
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: rural, indigenous, schools, case, pare, children, poorest, school, improvement, learning, achievement, supply
Number of Pages: 15

Author: Marcela López Levy
Publisher: Oxfam
Keywords: bolivia
Number of Pages: 98
Published: 2001
ISBN-10: 0855984554
ISBN-13: 9780855984557

In Bolivia more rural people live below the poverty line than in any other country in the world. Five hundred years after the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores, the country's rich natural resources are still controlled and exploited by a privileged minority, while the indigenous majority struggle to subsist on the poorest soils, or migrate to swell the teeming cities. Strangers in their own land for centuries, the indigenous people of Bolivia are now claiming the right to be heard and to be included in the national political process.Marcela Lopez Levy visited Bolivia to learn from miners,
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