Drawing on empirical evidence from poor households and communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, this book provides rich insight into the effects of a range of social protection instruments. It concludes that with relatively simple changes to design and with investment in implementation capacity, social protection can contribute to transforming gender relations at the individual, intrahousehold and community levels.
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Achieving water security remains an elusive goal across swathes of sub-Saharan Africa. This book asks why, and draws on extensive field research and institutional analysis in Ethiopia to offer insights for policy and practice which are relevant across the continent.
Analysing the effects of state-business relations on economic performance at both the macro and micro levels, this book explores state-business relations and economic development. Dirk Willem te Velde contributed to chapters investigating state-business relations in Sub-Saharan Africa and Zambia.
This book examines the effectiveness and relevance of noncontributory or social pensions in supporting older persons in Asia. Case studies from Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam and South Caucasus and Central Asia provide key lessons for informing development policy and practice in Asia and the Pacific.
Corruption is widely viewed as a major obstacle to economic growth, investment and poverty reduction in developing countries, yet there have been relatively few detailed and open studies of the problem across sectors. In a chapter in the World Bank's 'Diagnosing Corruption in Ethiopia: Perceptions, Realities and the Way Forward for Key Sectors' Roger Calow explores corruption risk in the delivery of rural water supplies.
In this book experts from the global North and South analyse the implications of economic crises on children with a particular focus on the emerging evidence from the economic crisis and food and fuel price volatility that caught global attention in 2008.
The way humanitarian aid workers are perceived has recently attracted increased attention.The aim of this work is to develop the debate on the role of humanitarian action in crisis contexts through an evaluation of how Médecins Sans Frontière's work is perceived in volatile environments.
This book provides a power analysis perspective on the knowledge-policy process, illustrated with rich empirical examples from the field of international development, combined with practical guidance on the implications of such an approach.
In this book, Arnaldo Pellini explores social capital as a required ingredient in the development recipe and how to use community-based interventions to achieve it.
This is a chapter in 'Good Growth and Governance in Africa Rethinking Development Strategies (eds. Akbar Noman, Kwesi Botchwey, Howard Stein, and Joseph E. Stiglitz.C). The book focuses on why economic growth performance of Sub-Saharan Africa has been disappointing on balance over the past 50 years.