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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2014

    The accumulation of decent housing matters both because of the difference it makes to living standards and because of its centrality to economic development. The consequences for living standards are far-reaching. In addition to directly conferring utility, decent housing improves health and enables children to do homework. It frees up women's time and enables them to participate in the labor market. More subtly, a home and its environs affect identity and self-respect.

  2. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2014
    Chile, Latin America and the Caribbean

     
    El Instituto para el Desarrollo de Sudamérica (IPDRS) realizó ya dos versiones del Concurso anual Alimentos y pensamientos, siempre en agenda, dirigido específicamente a la participación de mujeres y hombres jóvenes, focalizado en el ámbito sudamericano, en las categorías artículos y ensayos. A raíz de las publicaciones de los trabajos ganadores del pasado año, el autor nos propone una lectura integral sobre la situación y perspectivas de las juventudes rurales en la región con algunos apuntes específicos desde Chile.
    Juventudes rurales y desarrollo: Notas de lectura

  3. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Republic of Korea, China, India

    The authors compare changes in gender
    roles and women's empowerment in China, India, and the
    Republic of Korea. Around 1950, these newly formed states
    were largely poor and agrarian, with common cultural factors
    that placed similar severe constraints on women's
    autonomy. They adopted very different paths of development,
    which are well known to have profoundly affected development
    outcomes. These choices have also had a tremendous impact on

  4. Library Resource
    September, 2014
    Sierra Leone

    This report presents an analysis of
    the Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs and policies
    which affect young children in Sierra Leone. This report is
    part of a series of reports prepared by the World Bank using
    the SABER-ECD framework. The country report includes
    analysis of early learning, health, nutrition and social and
    child protection policies and interventions in Sierra Leone,
    along with regional and international comparisons. The

  5. Library Resource
    April, 2014

    Indian remains one of the countries
    wherein a lot of efforts are still required to eliminate the
    practice of open defecation. In rural areas, open defecation
    though reduced in scale continues to be a socially and
    culturally accepted traditional behavior largely. Low
    awareness of the potential health and economic benefits of
    better sanitation and hygiene practices, perception of high
    costs of having a toilet, the perceived convenience of open

  6. Library Resource
    March, 2014
    Ghana

    The aim of the scoping study was to gain
    an understanding of the productive activities slum dwellers
    engage in that rely on energy services and the potentials
    and challenges of slums in Ghana regarding access to modern
    energy services and income generation from productive
    activities. The objective of the ESMED-EAfUP (Energy Sector
    Management Assistance Program - ESMAP/SME Development -
    Energy Access for the Urban Poor) programme is 'to

  7. Library Resource
    January, 2014
    Georgia

    The report starts with background on the
    history, scope, and character of displacement in Georgia.
    Although there is a lack of comprehensive data on Georgian
    internally displaced persons, or IDPs' living
    conditions and livelihood status, this section collates what
    information exists. Part two defines livelihood support,
    maps out the sector as currently implemented in Georgia, and
    describes the types of activities in place to boost IDP

  8. Library Resource
    March, 2014
    Malawi

    Across the developing world, public
    goods exert significant impacts on the local rural economy
    in general and agricultural productivity and welfare
    outcomes in particular. Economic and social-cultural
    heterogeneity have, however, long been documented as
    detrimental to collective capacity to provide public goods.
    In particular, women are often under-represented in local
    leadership and decision-making processes, as are young

  9. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    India

    In 2000, the Government of India
    launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (hereinafter
    PMGSY) with the primary objective of providing all-weather
    road connectivity (with necessary culverts and
    cross-drainage structures operable throughout the year), to
    eligible unconnected habitations in rural areas. Currently,
    about 60 percent of the 170,000 eligible habitations have a
    road. By the end of 2010, expenditures for the program had

  10. Library Resource
    April, 2014
    Africa

    The accumulation of decent housing
    matters both because of the difference it makes to living
    standards and because of its centrality to economic
    development. The consequences for living standards are
    far-reaching. In addition to directly conferring utility,
    decent housing improves health and enables children to do
    homework. It frees up women's time and enables them to
    participate in the labor market. More subtly, a home and its

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