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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 1994

    This document focuses on implication of agricultural reform for the alleviation of rural poverty in Africa. The document also was prepared for presentation at the Advisory Committee meeting on mobilization of domestic resources, agricultural reform and self-evaluation of good governance scheduled to be convened by the Global Coalition for Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 1-3 June 1994.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 1995
    Sub-Saharan Africa

    In urban areas of Cote d'Ivoire, human capital is the endowment that best explains welfare changes over time. In rural areas, physical capital especially the amount of land and farm equipment owned matters most.Empirical investigations of poverty in developing countries tend to focus on the incidence of poverty at a particular point in time. If the incidence of poverty increases, however, there is no information about how many new poor have joined the existing poor and how many people have escaped poverty.Yet this distinction is of crucial policy importance.

  3. Library Resource
    January, 1994
    Sub-Saharan Africa

    Review for sub-Saharan Africa, examines the English-language literature and focuses on four important dimensions of exclusion: (i) exclusion from agricultural land; (ii) exclusion from agricultural livelihood; (iii) exclusion from formal and informal employment; (iv) exclusion from organization and representation.Paper is organized in six sections. The first section discusses concepts of exclusion. The main body of the review examines the four dimensions of exclusion listed above.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 1995

    Attempts to achieve "more for the poor" through the use of indicator targeting may in fact mean less for the poor. The efficient use of a fixed budget for poverty reduction may require targeting. However, the use of indicator targeting, using fixed characteristics that are correlated with poverty to determine the distribution of expenditures, will tend to reduce the budget. Ignoring the budget reducing effects can reduce the welfare of the poor as they receive a greater share of a shrinking budget.

  5. Library Resource
    January, 1995
    Sri Lanka, Southern Asia

    Why, despite solid progress in human development and in the reduction of consumption poverty, has Sri Lanka's per capita income fallen far behind the dynamic East Asian economies?

  6. Library Resource
    January, 1995
    Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean

    By and large, it appears that the goals of agricultural reform are being met in Mexico. But measures such as decoupling income supports and price supports or reorienting research and extension could help farmers who cannot afford access to machinery and purchased inputs and services.Lopez, Nash, and Stanton report the results of a study of Mexican farm households using 1991 survey data and a smaller resurvey of some of the same households in 1993.One study goal was to empirically examine the relationship between assets and the output supply function.

  7. Library Resource
    January, 1994
    Sub-Saharan Africa

    Full text of the Convention to Combat Desertification, which was elaborated by the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INCD) and signed in June 1994.Also available from the CCD WWW site in French and English

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