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  1. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    March, 2009
    China, Eastern Asia, Asia, Oceania

    China's progress in poverty reduction over the last 25 years is enviable. One cannot fail to be impressed by what this vast nation of 1.3 billion people has achieved in so little time. In terms of a wide range of indicators, the progress has been remarkable. Poverty in terms of income and consumption has been dramatically reduced. Progress has also been substantial in terms of human development indicators. Most of the millennium development goals have either already been achieved or the country is well on the way to achieving them.

  2. Library Resource
    September, 2013
    Madagascar

    This review aims to provide the
    Government of Madagascar with a situation assessment and
    insights and guidance on how to position the rural and
    environment sector as an engine for inclusive and
    sustainable economic growth. The review has cast the
    analytical net quite widely with the aim to come up with a
    comprehensive overview of the sector. In view of the
    intimate linkages between rural development and the

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2013
    Nepal

    the authors examine how economic activity and market participation are distributed across space. Applying a nonparametric von Thunen model to Nepalese data, the authors uncover a strong spatial division of labor. Nonfarm employment is concentrated in and around cities, while agricultural wage employment dominates villages located further away. Vegetables are produced near urban centers. Paddy and commercial crops are more important at intermediate distances. Isolated villages revert to self-subsistence.

  4. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Cambodia, Laos

    Environmental degradation can inflict
    serious damage on poor people because their livelihoods
    often depend on natural resource use and their living
    conditions may offer little protection from air, water, and
    soil pollution. At the same time, poverty-constrained
    options may induce the poor to deplete resources and degrade
    the environment at rates that are incompatible with
    long-term sustainability. In such cases, degraded resources

  5. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    Fueled by fast-expanding demand, the production of meat and milk in the developing world has doubled in recent decades, and this trend is expected to continue. This expanding sector can provide income, employment, and high quality nutrition for vulnerable groups, and in many areas of the world, essential soil fertility inputs.

  6. Library Resource
    April, 2014
    Afghanistan

    This report analyzes some key aspects of
    food security, namely production, trade, markets and food
    aid at the national level, and consumption at the household
    level. In doing so it aspires to make a contribution to the
    on-going work in Afghanistan regarding the attainment of the
    poverty and hunger Millennium Development Goal. The major
    findings of the report can be summarized as follows: Food
    security (at the national level) does not necessarily

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Armenia

    This report is part of the Armenia
    Programmatic Poverty Assessment work. It is jointly produced
    by the National Statistics Service (NSS) of the Republic of
    Armenia and the World Bank. Armenia has achieved impressive
    economic growth and poverty reduction since the late 1990s.
    The country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown at
    an astounding annual rate of over 11 percent since 2002. The
    main objectives of Armenia poverty are: (i) to inform policy

  8. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Argentina

    Rural poverty remains a crucial part of the poverty picture in Argentina. This paper used a rural dataset collected by the World Bank in 2003. Findings show that extreme income poverty in rural areas reached 39 percent of the people or 200,000-250,000 indigent families.

  9. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    Delivering on the Promise of Pro-Poor
    Growth contributes to the debate on how to accelerate
    poverty reduction by providing insights from eight countries
    that have been relatively successful in delivering pro-poor
    growth: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia,
    Tunisia, Uganda, and Vietnam. It integrates growth analytics
    with the microanalysis of household data to determine how
    country policies and conditions interact to reduce poverty

  10. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    This report, which has been prepared by
    the World Bank in cooperation with the National Statistical
    Committee, provides an assessment of poverty in the Kyrgyz
    Republic using the most recent data available. The objective
    of this report is to understand to what extent economic
    growth has reduced poverty and led to improved living
    conditions for the population during 2000-2005. The report
    also attempts to answer three questions about the Kyrgyz

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