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The Impact of a Rural Microcredit Scheme on Women's Household Vulnerability and Empowerment: Evidence from South West Nigeria

In this study, a team of local researchers investigates the impact of a microcredit scheme on the vulnerability to poverty and the empowerment of women and their households in rural Nigeria. In collaboration with the Amoye Microfinance Bank in I...

Poverty Profile of Muthithi Location, Murang'a County

“Community-based monitoring system (CBMS) is an organized process of data collection and processing at the local level for use in local planning, program implementation and impactmonitoring by the local government, national government agencies, ...

Impact of Fiscal and Employment Policies on the Informal Sector in Cameroon /Impact des politiques fiscales et d’emploi sur le secteur informel et la pauvreté au Cameroun

This study examines the relationship between the informal economy and the formal economy by undertaking to answer the following question: what is the impact of tax and employment policies on the informal economy and poverty in Cameroon? To achie...

Analyzing the Impact of Remittances on Poverty in Nigeria

Remittances are financial resource flows arising from the cross-border movement of a country’s nationals. These resources can come in the form of monetary or non-monetary, formal or informal assets, and from either internal or international sourc...

Exploring Missing Dimensions of Poverty Data in Chad, from a Capability Approach: Case Study of N'Djamena Population

With 55 percent of the population living below the (monetary) poverty line, and 36 percent living in extreme poverty, Chad is rated as one of the world’s poorest countries. According to mainstream poverty analyses, based exclusively on a monetary ...

Estimating the Impact on Poverty of Ghana's Fuel Subsidy Reform and a Mitigating response

Governments across Africa have faced increasing challenges to maintain fuel subsidies over recent years. In Ghana, in the face of a near 12% fiscal deficit in 2012, their burgeoning cost has drawn attention to questions of fiscal sustainability as...

Impact of Increased Public Education Spending on Growth and Poverty in Uganda: An Integrated Micor-Macro Approach

Over the past decades, Uganda has experienced impressive economic growth rates, far above the average among Sub‐Saharan African countries. Indeed, on average, GDP grew by more than 6% annually since the 1990s, increasing per capita income by 4% ye...

Poverty and Social Impact Analysis Assessment: Universal Primary Education in Uganda: Equity in Opportunities and Human Capital Investment

This paper assesses the effectiveness and progressivity of Uganda’s Universal Primary Education program since it was first introduced in 1997, by examining factors driving primary school attendance, grade delay and drop out trends for children bet...

Microcrédit, pauvreté et autonomisation des femmes au Bénin / Micro-credit, Poverty and Women's Empowerment in Benin

This study assesses the impact of micro-credit on the empowerment of women headed households in Benin using the matched group method. Four main dimensions of empowerment have been identified, namely; literacy and education, social responsibility, ...

Pauvreté monétaire versus non-monétaire au Burundi / Monetary versus non-monetary poverty in Burundi

The overall objective of the study is to analyse the poverty situation in Burundi. For this purpose, three specific objectives are considered: to assess income poverty using an equivalence scale; construct a composite poverty indicator based on th...

Efficience de production du secteur informel non-agricole et réduction de la pauvreté au Cameroun / Production efficiency of non-agricultural informal sector and poverty reduction in Cameroun

This study analyzes the production of non-agricultural informal sector in Cameroon and determines how it’s efficiency can help improve living standards in Cameroon. For this purpose, data envelopment analysis (DEA) was used to measure the level of...

Public Investment in Irrigation and Training for an Agriculture-led Development: A CGE Approach for Ethiopia

Agricultural activities have been and remain key for sustained growth and pro-poor development in Ethiopia. However, the sector under utilizes its irrigation capacities as well as its abundant human resources. This paper aims at measuring the impa...

Analysis of Impact of Remittance on Poverty in Nigeria

This study analyzes the impact of remittances on poverty in Nigeria, using data from the 2004 Nigerian National Living Standard Survey (NNLSS). The paper used a multinomial logit model with instrumental variables and the propensity score matchin...

Poverty Profiling in Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa City Administrations, Ethiopia

This paper has tried to investigate the general poverty profile of the three project sites in Ethiopia. In addition, its objective is to generate poverty maps for the sites. Data from 5,619 households were collected and analyzed to determine the p...

Community-based Multi-dimensional Poverty Profiles in Greater Tzaneen and Mutale Local Municipalities in Limpopo Province South Africa: Key findings, Policy Implications and Recommendations

Poverty monitoring surveys in South Africa is significantly institutionalized both in design and coverage at the national level; however, the non-existence of any institutional mechanism to generate Multidimensional poverty data at Wards levels re...

Encouraging Non-farm Work to Increase Agricultural Commercialization in Ghana

Poverty in Ghana is generally a rural phenomenon. 37.9% of rural households are poor, compared to 10.6% of urban households. Furthermore, 78% of national poverty is in rural areas. Over 90% of these rural households depend on agriculture. However,...

Réformes Agricoles, Emploi et Réduction de la Pauvreté au Niger / Agricultural Reforms, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Niger

Better use of surface water for agricultural purposes would contribute to achieving the "Zero Hunger" objective of the 3N Initiative by increasing the production, and therefore the availability, of agricultural products at the local level, job cr...

Gold Exploitation and Socioeconomic Outcomes: The Case of Burkina Faso

This paper investigates how the gold boom that started in 2007 has affected socioeconomic outcomes in Burkina Faso. A simple theoretical model was developed to show the expected impacts, and these were validated by an empirical analysis. Result...

Agricultural Transformation in Senegal: Impacts of an Integrated Program

This paper evaluates the impact of an agriculture transformation program on poverty, migration, food security and agricultural revenue. We used Inverse Propensity Score Matching (IPSM) techniques, to correct the selection bias arising from the n...

The Impact of Oil Exploitation on Wellbeing in Chad

This study assesses the impact of oil revenues on wellbeing in Chad using data from the two last Chad Household Consumption and Informal Sector Surveys (ECOSIT 2 & 3), conducted in 2003 and 2011, respectively, by the National Institute of Statis...

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