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Diet Quality and Health of the Poor

The focus of this research is on programs and policies to improve the diet quality, nutritional status, and health of mothers, infants, and young children in impoverished environments. The action-oriented research focuses on intervening to improve…


Gender and Assets

The principal goal of this program is to contribute to poverty reduction through policies and interventions that strengthen women’s control over critical assets by:    identifying the social, economic and institutional factors that facilitate or…


Rebuilding after Emergencies and Crises

Developing countries are frequently confronted with emergencies such as natural disasters, civil wars, financial crises and other social and political conflicts.  These emergencies cause severe losses in social and productive assets, the dislocation…