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Macroeconomic Approaches to Identifying the Effects of Health on Output, Growth and Poverty

"The research project as a whole is focused on causal relationships running from health to productivity and poverty reduction with the aim of informing health policy. This framework paper deals with research possibilities in the field of macroecon...

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...

Poverty Analysis within a General Equilibrium Framework

"The main objective of this paper is to show how Social accounting Matrixes and computable general equilibrium models can be used to highlight and address issues related to income distribution and poverty. The paper is divided into two major parts...

Poverty and the Anthropometric Status of Children: A Comparative Analysis of Rural and Urban Households in Togo

"The aim of this study is thus to model and estimate the determinants of child malnutrition in Togo according to their area of residence. Specifically, the study measures and analyses the nutritional status of children, and assesses the impact of...

Poverty Reduction in Africa: Challenges and Policy Options

"The aim of this paper is to summarize the poverty situation in Africa as a continent, and to suggest practical measures for dealing with this debilitating and embarrassing condition. The money metric approach to poverty measurement underlies muc...

Poverty, Growth and Institutions

"The policy dilemma is that despite the economic growth and macroeconomic stability realized over the last decade, there is as yet no answer to pervasive poverty, nor is there sustained progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals. Th...

Talking Gender to Africa

"International donors have sought to improve the social, political and economic position of women in Africa through an approach known as “gender”. This donor-driven strategy is failing. The jargon of gender programmes is ambiguous and easily misu...

Zimbabwe's Current Socio-Economic and Political Situation: Challenges and Prospects

"The papers focused mainly on social, economic, political and cultural aspects, both at national and regional levels. The main issues raised during the workshop include: Inequality among social classes and how polarization of these classes contrib...

Poverty Reduction Initiatives in Tanzania The State of the Arts, Challenges and Prospects

"A total of eighteen papers were presented during the two-day workshop. The papers presented during the workshop were essentially focused on the persistent problem of poverty in Tanzania with the aim of examining poverty reduction initiatives in T...

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...

Governance and Socio Economic Development after the 2001 Elections : Problems and Prospects

"Seventeen papers were presented by thirteen lecturers from the University of Zambia, Copperbelt University and from the Zambia Insurance Business College Trust. The first three papers focused on issues of democracy and governance in Zambia. The f...

Rural Non-Farm Incomes and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria

"The study examines some of the factors which determine the type of non-agricultural activities in rural Nigeria an individual engages in. It is argued that diversification from subsistence farming and support for rural on-farm employment opportu...

The Lomé Convention: Where is it heading?

The Lomé convention governs relations between 70 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, all former colonies of members of the European Union. Most of these countries are in Africa. This update looks at the reasons for the existence of the Con...

South Africa: A balance sheet

This update describes the achievements of the Government of National Unity in the 18 months since the establishment of the Unity. The three sets of problems encountered are described as the underestimation of technical complexity of what they have...

Structural Adjustment, Poverty and Economic Growth: An Analysis For Kenya

"This paper analyses the impact of structural adjustment programmes on poverty and economic growth in Kenya. The results indicate that there was a decrease in poverty between 1992 and 1994 as shown by all poverty measures, while results from othe...

The Determinants of School Attendance and Attainment in Ghana: A Gender Perspective

"This study examines the determinants of school attendance and attainment in Ghana with a view to deriving implications for policy direction. The effect of household resources on current school attendance is higher for daughters than it is for so...

The Informal Economy, Economic Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

"This paper seeks to document the current state of affairs with respect to understanding how informality affects economic growth and poverty in SSA countries. It identifies various studies that have sought to show the relationship between economic...

The Role of Infrastructure in Determining Export Competitiveness: Framework Paper

"Trade is beneficial for poverty reduction. There is little persuasive evidence concerning the effect of trade on income and therefore growth.The role of infrastructure in determining trade costs and therefore export competitiveness is explored in...

Agriculture, Growth and Rural Poverty Reduction in Africa: Fallacies, Contexts and Priorities for Research

"This paper is concerned with the links between agriculture, growth and rural poverty reduction in Africa. The perceived wisdom is that agriculture is key for growth for Africa, and that agricultural growth is key for rural poverty reduction. We c...

Climate Change and Conflict: Lessons for Conflict Resolution from the Southern Sahel of Sudan

"Using a human security perspective, this report identifies and analyses local and international non-governmental organisation (NGO) interventions in cases of conflicts related to the environment and environmental change in the southern Sahel of...

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