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"None are more committed to ending poverty than the poor themselves."

Message from Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Beijing, 17 October 2007 I am delighted to send warm greetings to all participants in this conference on  “Taking Action for the World’s Poor and…

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Saving the Earth without Hurting the Poor

Ever-increasing carbon emissions and their impact on the earth’s climate are at the top of the international environmental agenda. What are the optimal ways to reduce these emissions? While government officials are pursuing a variety of options,…

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New Global Hunger Index Shows Most Countries Are Making Slow Progress

Only two regions of the world—Latin America &the Caribbean and East Asia & Pacific—are on track to reach all Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets related to hunger and child mortality. As part of the MDGs, the international community set targets…

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Impacts of a ‘Food for Education’ Program in Bangladesh

Standing Panel on Impact Assessment: Science Council Brief Number 3 As part of the overall CGIAR 2005 annual performance measurement exercise, the Science Council received 30 individual case studies of Center impact. These were the best examples of…

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Global Media and the Development Story: An Introduction

Please read these commentaries on  media and development  and share your reactions on this blog. Does the media do a good job when it comes to covering issues of hunger and poverty? Where do they go wrong and what do they miss? What are the challenges…

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Can Local Government Work for the Poor?

In 1994, when Jean-Paul Faguet, then working at the World Bank, heard about Bolivia’s plan to empower local communities, he was skeptical. Although the plan was called Law of Popular Participation, it was designed by a small group at the central…

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How Will Agriculture Adapt to a Shifting Climate?

Global climate change poses particular risks to poor farmers in developing countries, but there are steps that farmers, policymakers, and researchers can take to minimize losses and adapt to climate change. Past emissions that are already in the…

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ECOGENLit- Economics Literature on Plant and Livestock Genetic Resources

On October 23-25, 2003, Bioversity International convened a workshop for the  System-wide Genetic Resources Programme  (SGRP) of the CGIAR about “Managing Agricultural Biodiversity for Sustainable Development,” hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre…

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