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Nutrition Mapping in Tanzania

"For effective decisionmaking, policymakers and program managers often need detailed information about the welfare of the population, including knowledge about which specific areas are most affected by poverty and undernutrition. Household sample...

Is Food Insecurity More Severe in South Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa? A Comparative Analysis Using Household Expenditure Survey Data

"This paper uses data from national household expenditure surveys to explore whether food insecurity is more severe in South Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa. It employs two indicators of the diet quantity dimension of food insecurity, or the inability...

Determinants of Employment in the Formal and Informal Sectors of the Urban Areas of Kenya

"By applying a multinomial logit model and economic theory to labour force survey data, this study examines the determinants of formal and informal sector employment in the urban areas of Kenya. The findings show that the determinants of employmen...

Health Inequality across Populations of Individuals

"The focus of this paper is inequality, a broad concept that examines the dispersion of the distribution of health. The measurement of inequality is independent of the mean, and it is thus a relative concept. This, of course, distinguishes the con...

Incidence and Determinants of Child Labour in Nigeria: Implications for Poverty Alleviation

"Among the major conclusions emerging from the study is that there are structural differences in the choice of child activity options across gender, age, sector and zones in Nigeria. Although the evidence of a sector gap exists, the participation...

Multidimensional Spatial Poverty Comparisons in Cameroon

"This study finds its interest and credit in conceiving poverty from a multidimensional perspective. The purpose of the study is twofold: to address the issue of assigning arbitrary weights to poverty variables in the measurement of multidimensio...

Public Spending, Taxation and Deficits

"The purpose of this study was twofold. First, it tested the causality between public spending and public revenue. Second, it tested the hypothesis that high deficits lead to increased spending. The following conclusions may be drawn from the find...

National Workshop on Natural Resources and Development in Uganda

The theme of the workshop was "Natural Resources and Development in Uganda." Eight papers were presented and the proceedings of the workshop are summarized in this report. The focus of these papers are centered around urban poverty, natural resour...

The Distribution of Expenditure Tax Burden before and after Tax Reform: The Case of Cameroon

"This paper concentrates on indirect tax incidence as these taxes constitute an important component of the overall government revenue in Cameroon. In most developing countries where the formal tax base is not well established, taxation of goods an...

Mediating Land Conflict in Burundi : A Documentation and Analysis Project

"Part I of this report highlights the multiple challenges that Burundi experiences in terms of the repatriation and reintegration of refugees, as well as reconciliation between different societal groups. It underlines the importance of land tenure...

Multidimensional Poverty in Cameroon: Determinants and Spatial Distribution

"The aim of this study was to target poverty following a multidimensional approach. The main contribution of this approach is that its study of poverty covers monetary indicators,that is, welfare indicators which cannot be acquired easily through...

Population Dynamics: a Survey of Key Demographic Concepts

"Demography is the discipline whose primary concern is measuring the size and composition of populations, and the changes in size and composition of populations over time. It is sometimes used to encompass, in addition, the causes and consequences...

A Simple Formula for Forecasting the Botswana Urban Population Total

"The aim of the present paper is to establish a simple functional relationship linking urbanisation and economic growth. The paper consequently focuses on the interplay between developments in urban population and basic economic variables, with th...

Poverty Assessment and Poverty Alleviation in Botswana

"This paper examines the nature and extent of poverty using the Household Income and Expenditure Survey 1984/85 and 1993/94 and goes on to give a synoptic view of Government's poverty alleviation strategies in which six policies and programs are r...

Empowering the Poor and other Disadvantaged Groups

"This paper attempts to outline past and proposed future action plans undertaken by the government, the private sector and civil society to further citizen economic empowerment among the poor and other needy groups in Botswana. In particular, thre...

BIDPA Annual Report 1996/97

"The events of BIDPA’s second year have underlined that our Institute is “coming of age”: Several projects come to their conclusion, most of them with good results. “BIDPA” has not yet become a household concept in Botswana, but is on the way to d...

The Best Ten School Essays for Rural Development Policy Review Project 2000/2001

"The ten school essays included in this document were winners in the school essay competition. The competition was judged jointly by BIDPA and SIAPAC. There were ten cash prizes. The eleven winning essays are included in the document without any e...

A Revised Poverty Datum Line for Botswana Revised Poverty Datum Line Estimates for Botswana, for the Analysis of Househol Income and Expenditure Data for 1993/94 and 1985/86

"This paper is part of a larger study of poverty alleviation in Botswana, undertaken by BIDPA for the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. The paper presents revised estimates of the Poverty Datum Line (PDL) for Botswana, needed to analys...

Poverty Among the Elderly and Children in Mainland Tanzania

"This brief analyses the economic situation of elderly persons and children in Tanzania. Significantly, the analysis found that households with elderly and children only are by far the poorest, in both urban and rural areas; 45% of these household...

Determinants of Rural Income in Tanzania : An Empirical Approach

"Despite many initiatives to reduce rural poverty in Tanzania in the last ten years, rural incomes have not improved significantly. Rural poverty remains a critical economic problem. To better inform rural policies and interventions, this study co...

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