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Linkages between land management, land degradation, and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Agriculture is vital to the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa: two-thirds of the region’s people depend on it for their livelihoods. Nevertheless, agricultural productivity in most of the region is stagnant or declining, in large part because of land…

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Rural development policies and sustainable land use in the hillside areas of Honduras

The government of Honduras is becoming increasingly concerned about slow progress in combating rural poverty, which is especially stark in the hillside areas.While both policymakers and donors are under strong pressure to provide adequate…

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The Guatemala Community Day Care Program

Women who live in marginalized urban areas are underincreased pressure to work outside the home inincome-generating activities.The scarcity of child care alterna-tives can be a severe constraint to their household’s liveli-hood, food, and nutrition…

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Poverty and inequality in Vietnam

"This study uses a relatively new method called “small area estimation” to estimate various measures of poverty and inequality for provinces, districts, and communes of Vietnam. The method was applied by combining information from the 1997-98 Vietnam…

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Impact evaluation of a conditional cash transfer program

In 2000, the Nicaraguan government implemented a conditional cash transfer program designed to improve the nutritional, health, and educational status of poor households, and thereby to reduce short- and long-term poverty. Based on the Mexican…

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Policy analysis for sustainable land management and food security in Ethiopia

Policy Analysis for Sustainable Land Management and Food Security in Ethiopia presents a bioeconomic model of this less- favored area in the Ethiopian highlands. The main reason for selecting this case study area is the unique availability of both…

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Strategies for sustainable land management and poverty reduction in Uganda

The government of Uganda, with help from its development partners, is designing and implementing policies and strategies to address poverty, land degradation, and declining agricultural productivity. Land degradation, especially soil erosion and…

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Facing the development challenge in Mozambique

Following Mozambique’s economic collapse in 1986, the country began a wide-ranging process of reform, with the support of the international community. The diagnosis was of an economy that failed to maintain monetary control, consumed beyond its means,…