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Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003
Asia
Southern Asia
Nepal

Reduction of rural poverty is one of the greatest challenges the Government of Nepal faces. Since most of the country’s agricultural production is semi-subsistence-oriented, increased commercialization of this rural-based economy is essential for poverty reduction and economic growth.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003
Asia
Southern Asia
Bangladesh

Pervasive poverty and undernutrition persist in Bangladesh. About half the country’s 130 million people cannot afford an adequate diet. Poverty has kept generations of families from sending their children to school, and without education their children’s future will be a distressing echo of their own.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Western Africa
Ghana

This study explores the impact of changes in land tenure institutions on women’s land rights and the efficiency of tree resource management in western Ghana, where cocoa is the dominant crop.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003

One in every three preschool-aged children living in developing countries is malnourished. This disturbing yet preventable state of affairs causes untold suffering and, given its wide scale, is a major obstacle to the development process itself.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003

Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) affects more than 3.5 people in the developing world. More than half of pregnant women (56 percent) and 44 percent of nonpregnant women are anemic (ACC/SCN 2000). IDA contributes to approximately 20 percent of maternal deaths in Africa and Asia (Ross and Thomas 1996). In Africa alone, some 20,000 maternal deaths per year could be prevented with anemia treatment.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003

The devolution of natural resource management responsibility from the state to communities or local user groups has become a widespread trend that cuts across countries and resource sectors.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Zambia

Despite substantial economic liberalization since the early 1990s, nontraditional exports in Zambia have grown only moderately and agricultural performance overall has been disappointing. Though agriculture accounts for less than 20 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), it is the most important source of employment, especially for women.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003

Most economic research treats the household as a single agent, assuming that individuals within the household share the same preferences or that there is a household “head” who has the final say. This simple framework has proved immensely useful; despite a common misperception, it can explain many differences in well-being or consumption patterns within households.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003
Asia
Southern Asia
Bangladesh

The bargaining power of men and women crucially shapes the resource allocation decisions households make (Quisumbing and de la Brière 2000). Husbands and wives often use their bargaining power to express different priorities about how resources should be allocated. Understanding these differences and their effects is critical if policymakers are to improve livelihoods.

Peer-reviewed publication
Journal Articles & Books
December 2003

It is a well-known fact that households in developing countries often undergo weather-related and other shocks that drastically affect incomes. A large and growing literature explores the effectiveness of response to these events.

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