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Policy Seminar

Better Rural Services through Decentralization?

A policy panel discussion in conjunction with the IFPRI-University of Kiel research workshop, “Inside the black box: The political economy of local governments and their role in rural development” Abstract Decentralization, by “bringing government…

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Innovations for Insuring Poor People

Risk and poverty are inextricably linked. Poor people often live in environments characterized by high weather and disease risk, and it is poor households that have the fewest tools to deal with drought, floods, and disease when they occur. Breaking…

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School Feeding Programs: Evidence and Policy Lessons

School feeding programs have recently received renewed attention as a policy instrument for achieving the Millennium Development Goals of universal primary education and hunger reduction in developing countries. However, there is still debate among…

Policy Seminar

Pakistan: A Crisis within the Crises

n late 2008 there were an estimated 24 million Internally Displaced Persons spread across fifty countries around the world. Within the span of just two months in 2009, an additional 3 million persons were internally displaced from the Swat and Buner…

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The Urbanization of Global Poverty: New Estimates

One-quarter of the world’s consumption poor live in urban areas and that the proportion has been rising over time. By fostering economic growth, urbanization helped reduce absolute poverty in the aggregate but did little for urban poverty. Over…

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Social Protection to Overcome Poverty Traps and Aid Traps

A growing proportion of development assistance is being devoted to relief efforts. This signals a worrisome pattern in which increasingly large numbers of vulnerable people have become trapped at low living standards from which they have difficulty…

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Why Poverty Persists

Poverty Dynamics in Asia & Africa Why are some people trapped in chronic poverty, while others are able to escape it? This policy seminar will provide an overview of the major findings and policy recommendations from a recently published book on…