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Communications and Development

What information and knowledge are used in the international development sector? How is this information received, handled, and expressed? What possibilities for change arise in the way we understand our work and communicate with others if we make the…

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The Concept of Inclusive Growth

In her lecture, Dr. Schaefer-Preuss, Vice President of Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development at the Asian Development Bank, will examine the concept of inclusive growth and its policy relevance to Asia and the Pacific. She will discuss why…

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U.S. Foreign Policy and Rural Women

The U.S. Department of State and USAID have made gender equality a priority in their development and diplomacy efforts. As a flagship initiative, Feed the Future is an example of how this priority is being operationalized through policies and…

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Successes in African Agriculture

There is a new consensus today that investing in African agriculture is fundamental for reducing poverty and food insecurity on the continent. But how can this be done without repeating many of the mistakes of the past that led to widespread…

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Economics Beyond Markets: Choice Experiments In Developing Countries

In the past few decades, the choice experiment method has become popular among the public and private sectors in developed countries as a guide for efficient and effective decision-making. In the public sector, this tool’s popularity can be attributed…

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The Dragon’s Gift: the Real Story of China in Africa

Is China a rogue donor? Media reports about huge aid packages, land-grabbing, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world have…

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Alleviating the worst of poverty with water, resilience and innovation

The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) aims to increase the resilience of social and ecological systems through better water management for food production. In its second research phase, from 2009-2013, it focuses on key water-for-food…

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Agricultural Price Distortions, Inequality, and Poverty

Abstract The prices of farm products, namely food products, are crucial determinants of the extent of poverty and inequality in the world. The vast majority of the world’s poorest households considerably depend on farming for income while spending a…

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The New Politics of Food & Farming

Abstract The politics of food and agriculture are changing fast in the 21st Century. Farm lobbies remain as dominant as ever over policy within their own sectors in OECD countries, but in the realm of culture, the sophisticated elite that claim to…

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